"The scholarly integration of historical theology and contemporary biblical exegesis in Bayes's thorough study makes it a useful and informative resource for scholars, preachers, and teachers. Its carefully researched arguments in favour of the third use of
the law will provoke wide-ranging and stimulating debate."
--William S. Campbell, University of Wales
"Paul's famous question, 'Why, then, the law?' has haunted the Christian church. Today questions about the nature of the law of Moses, its relationship to the gospel, and its function (if any) in the Christian life remain dominant issues for contemporary New Testament scholarship as well as for practical Christian living.This careful study by Dr. Jonathan Bayes makes a welcome contribution to an important debate, and provides an intelligent and wise corrective to some less careful thought on the role of God's law."
--Sinclair B. Ferguson, Westminster Theological Seminary, Dallas
"Meticulous exegesis within the context of the transition of the Old Covenant to the New is the only way we will be certain of what is meant by the word law and in particular the role of the moral law in the life of the Christian believer. Many will be grateful to Jonathan Bayes for fulfilling admirably this task and enhancing it by setting his subject within the parameters of writers past and present who have grappled with this problem."
--Erroll Hulse, Associate Pastor, Leeds Reformed Baptist Church