An excerpt from Rt. Rev. Dennis Campbell’s sermon “God’s Law is Love.” It has some helpful and insightful remarks on the commonly misunderstood law/gospel distinction.
“We are so used to hearing Law and Grace used as antonyms that we sometimes forget they are both part of the same love of God freely given to us in Christ. They are only opposites when used to describe the way we are made acceptable, unto God. Law then becomes our attempt to cancel out our sins by being ‘good’ while grace means being made acceptable by the free gift of God. In this sense, the two are completely opposite. But...” continue reading.