Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Lewis Spitz

Scripture References in this Resource

Revelation 22:18-21; Genesis 9:6; Leviticus 18:16; Matthew 23:24; Deuteronomy 5:22; Deuteronomy 5:30; Jeremiah 31:31; Hebrews 8:13; Hosea 6:7; Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7; Genesis 17:10; Galatians 3:24; Hebrews 10:1; Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 5:1; Galatians 3:10-12; Deuteronomy 27:15-26; Exodus 21:12-17; Exodus 20:1-17; Ezra 9:15; Matthew 5:48; Psalm 19:7; Leviticus 19:2; Romans 7:12; Psalm 34:8; Deuteronomy 32:4; Ephesians 2:15; Exodus 20:1; 22; Exodus 24:3; Exodus 31:18; Exodus 32:1; Psalm 119:172; Psalm 119:142


The purpose of this study is to attempt to find an answer to the question, and in doing so, to examine the bases which have been used in the Lutheran Church. Some attention will be given to the attitude toward the laws in Old Testament times, but this is just for the sake of background. It would provide material for another study. Some attention will be given also to the position of other Christian churches, but again only to clarify the position of the Lutheran Church.

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