Walking in the Law of the Lord

by William O. Einwechter
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Product Details 

Paperback

214 pages

Published by Darash Press, 2010

Description 

The title of this book, Walking in the Law of the Lord, is taken from the two great psalms on the law of God: Psalms 1 and 119. Psalm 119:1 specifically states, “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.” Psalm 1:1-2 says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly . . . but his delight is in the law of the Lord.” Both psalms declare that those who are walking in the law of the Lord are blessed. The subtitle of the book, An Introduction to the Biblical Ethics of Theonomy, indicates that it is an introduction to biblical ethics from a theonomic perspective. Theonomy is a system of Christian ethics that is self-consciously committed to a life of walking in the law of the Lord, i.e., living all of life in accord with God’s Bible-revealed law. Theonomy is a distinct Bible-based approach to Christian ethics that has its roots in the doctrine of sola Scriptura. This book introduces the ethics of theonomy, systematically explains it, and properly defends it against its critics.

This book advocates the view that the law of God revealed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments is the absolute and final standard of truth, righteousness, and justice for all men and all nations. It demonstrates that theonomy advocates the complete sufficiency of the Bible to instruct men in the way of righteousness in every area of life, and contends that the Word of God is the only infallible standard for judging between right and wrong conduct in every governing sphere—self-government, family government, church government, and civil government—and in all human action. Theonomy is an explicitly biblical approach to ethics; i.e., it affirms that the Bible gives “the answer, the only answer, and the whole answer to the ethical problem.”

"Walking in the Law of the Lord fills a crucial gap in Christian ethics. It is an ideal introduction to theonomy because it is comprehensive in regard to the subject, yet it is comprehensible to the average reader. Hard words and concepts are masterfully explained in terms that everyone can grasp. But not only does this book make the subject of theonomy understandable to the average reader, it is also written and structured in such a way that it would make an excellent text for use in teaching biblical ethics in the home and in the church."  -  Elijah Brown, J.D.

"Pastor William Einwechter's Walking in the Law of the Lord: An Introduction to the Biblical Ethics of Theonomy is a very helpful book. Written in the irenic fashion that is so typical of the author, this monograph sets forth the basics of the doctrine of sola Scriptura as it is to be applied to every area of life. Mr. Einwechter explains in a lucid, yet authoritative manner, that the Bible is not a narrowly redemptive book. It is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God, which has a systematic monopoly on truth—truth that is applicable to every God-ordained institution. This book is a needed corrective to the wide ranging antinomianism that is so prevalent today."  -  W. Gary Crampton, Th.D. Ph.D. 

"This philosophical address explains the basics of the doctrine of Sola Scriptura and its application to every area of life. Discover that Scripture truly is sufficient for all faith and practice, from law and government to the home. A great primer for pastors, students, and fathers.

"What are we supposed to do with Biblical Law, particularly Old Testament Law? There are three possibilities: 1) Ignore it; 2) Give it an occasional lip service, or 3) Believe and obey it. William Einwechter affirms the third option with the authority of a pastor and scholar. What this book has done for me is to give me confidence when quoting and teaching the Old Testament. Many are surprised when they learn that Christ quoted the book of Deuteronomy more than any other Old Testament book. Do you wonder why? You won’t after you read Walking in the Law of the Lord."  -  Joel Saint, Director, The Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society

"Walking in the law of the Lord: An Introduction to the Biblical Ethics of Theonomy, is an excellent book on Thenomy (or God’s Law). We live in a world that is at war with the holy law of God. Even many Christians seem to have a distaste for the fact that God commands obedience to his Word. Pastor Einwechter argues that the Scriptures alone are sufficient for our choices in ethics and morality. His basic thesis is that ultimately you have a choice between two forms of law: Man’s law (Autonomy) or God’s Law (Theonomy). There is no middle ground, there is no other choice. You either obey God or man. A wonderful book arguing from the Scriptures concerning the importance of God’s law in our lives today! I would highly recommend it!"  -  Christian Liberty Books

"Outstanding. This is THE book on theonomy. Best book I've read on the subject. Can I request an in-depth sequel?"  -  A goodreads.com Community Review

"This book was phenomenal, a must read."   -  A goodreads.com Community Review

"An excellent read on theonomy. I read this after starting Rushdoony's Institutes and getting stuck.... I found it very helpful for pulling details together in a shorter read. I'm now back at Rushdoony and not quite so overwhelmed."  -  A goodreads.com Community Review

Table of Contents 

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Theonomy and Ethics

Chapter 2: Theonomy and Epistemology

Chapter 3: Theonomy and Moral Law

Chapter 4: Theonomy and Autonomy

Chapter 5: Theonomy and Natural Law

Chapter 6: Theonomy and Covenant

Chapter 7: Theonomy and Antinomianism

Chapter 8: Theonomy and Legalism

Chapter 9: Theonomy and the Use of the Law

Chapter 10: Theonomy and Hermeneutics

Chapter 11: Theonomy and Civil Law

Chapter 12: Theonomy and Response

Conclusion

Suggested Reading List

Indexes