The late Dr. Roger Nicole, professor emeritus at RTS Orlando, teaches in this series on the relationship that exists between the Christian and their interaction with the Law. Dr. Nicole begins by distinguishing the four categories of law: moral, ceremonial, judicial, and provisional, and then proceeds with a discussion on four excessive approaches to understanding the law: Legalism, Theonomy, Antinomiansim, and Dispensationalism. To close the course, Dr. Nicole examines the New Testament's interaction with the Old Testament Law, with particular emphasis on Jesus's statements regarding the Law.
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Nicole does an especially good job of discussing the different views on the Law towards the end. I think that they are for the most part refuted in the development of the standard Reformed position in the earlier lectures. It does take some time to understand his accent, but it's worth doing.
Clear and Helpful
Found these lectures very helpful in clarifying different aspects and perspectives of the law. Would listen again and highly recommend to anyone, regardless of their level of understanding on the topic!
Good overview by Dr. Nicole
Good overview with the lectures titles giving the outline of the course. I give it 3 stars because Dr. Nicole does a poor job in the critiquing the antinomian position which happens to be more in line with my thinking. The first step in arguing is to state your opponents position accurately so as not to attack a straw man. But Dr. Nicole does not do this instead attacks a view that virtually nobody believes. The second deficiency is the sharp distinctions between the moral, judicial and ceremonial laws which is not how the rabbis and Israel viewed the law.