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Is Our Theology Enslaved to Law?–-Understanding the Relationship between Biblical Metaphors

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Ever wondered how the various biblical metaphors relate to one another? It's easy to emphasize one biblical theme at the expense of others. We need balance. But this requires us understanding how they work together.

This presentation especially considers the relationship between law and other themes, like honor and shame. Traditional theology emphasizes law. Although law is an important idea, might our theologies become enslaved to the "law" metaphor?

We must be careful not to compromise the gospel by settling for the truth.

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Is Our Theology Enslaved to Law?–-Understanding the Relationship between Biblical Metaphors

  1. 1. Is Our Theology Enslaved to the Law?
  2. 2. This is all true . . . but . . . what about other biblical themes?
  3. 3. How can theology be set free from the law?
  4. 4. This is how we compromise the gospel by settling for truth.
  5. 5. . . . but the biblical law is a royal law.
  6. 6. The Bible is rich in its imagery.
  7. 7. Still want to settle for truth?Still want to settle for truth?
  8. 8. Why does this matter?
  9. 9. Interpreting Scripture We should not feel forced to choose between various biblical metaphors and themes (e.g. Law or Honor-Shame).
  10. 10. Interpreting Scripture We should not feel forced to choose between various biblical metaphors and themes (e.g. Law or Honor-Shame). Evangelism and Missions We need to communicate biblical truth in biblical ways that people understand best.
  11. 11. Have ideas? Want more articles and resources? Then check out the blog–– jacksonwu.orgDoing Theology. Thinking Mission.

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