How Do I Know If I'm Mortifying Sin by the Law or by the Gospel?
here. Below is an outline of the eight differences that Erskine identified. 1. Gospel and legal mortification differ in their principles from which they proceed. 2. They differ in their weapons with which they fight against sin. 3. They differ in the object of their mortification. 4. They differ in the reasons of the contest. 5. They differ in their motives and ends. 6. They differ in the nature of their mortification. 7. They differ in the extent of the warfare. 8. They differ in the success. HT: Matt ChandlerIn Ralph Erskine's sermon "The Strength of Sin" (see Works, 5:145ff--thanks to Tony Reinke for the reference) he has a section on the difference between gospel mortification and legal mortification. You can read the whole thing
reformation21 is the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting reformation21 and the mission of the Alliance. Please donate here.
- God's Ambassadors: The Westminster Assembly as Candidates and Credentials Committee
- The Real John Knox
- Praying for Heretics: Irenaeus of Lyons' First Prayer for the Gnostics
- God's Ambassadors: The Westminster Assembly and the Reform of the English Pulpit, 1643-1653
- Ressourcement: Irenaeus of Lyons and His Answer to the Hyper-Spirituality of Gnosticism