Lesson 4: The Normative Perspective: Parts and Aspects of Scripture
Section 2: God's Law in Scripture

II. God’s Law in Scripture

A. Ten Commandments

B. Three Types of Law

1. Qualifications

2. Value

3. Application

1. How does Dr. Frame use the term "law" when he speaks of the Bible?

2. List the Ten Commandments in the order they are found in Exodus 20.

3. Explain what Dr. Frame means when he speaks about the "historical primacy" and the "theological primacy" of the Ten Commandments. Mention the evidence that he gives for each sense of primacy.

4.  Explain the distinction between three categories of the law. What does each category represent?

5. Explain Dr. Frame's view of this threefold distinction. What does he say about the application of each aspect today?

6. What office in Israel is associated with each of the three aspects of the law?

7. According to the lesson, what important lesson can we learn from the story of Zelophehad's daughters in Numbers 27?

8. Explain the teaching of the Westminster Confession of Faith regarding the ceremonial aspect of the law and the civil aspect of the law.

9. Make sure you are familiar with the contents of the following Bible passages:

James 2:10-11
Matthew 5:18-19
Exodus 20:1-17

1. Which of the Ten Commandments is the most difficult for you to keep?

2. Do you agree with the distinction between the moral, civil, and ceremonial aspects of the law? Is this distinction helpful for you? Explain how.

3. Was the teaching of the Westminster Confession of Faith regarding the ceremonial and civil aspects of the law helpful for you? Do you see any difference between what the confession says and what Dr. Frame says? Explain.

4. Do you agree with Dr. Frame regarding the priorities and exceptions in keeping the law? Was his teaching on these areas helpful for you? Explain how.
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