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By This Standard: The Authority of God's Law Today
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By This Standard: The Authority of God's Law Today


American Vision 2008

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God’s Law is Christianity’s tool of dominion. This is where any discussion of God’s law ultimately arrives: the issue of dominion. Ask yourself: Who is to rule on earth, Christ or Satan? Whose followers have the ethically acceptable tool of dominion, Christ’s or Satan’s? What is this tool of dominion, the biblically revealed law of God or the law of self-proclaimed autonomous man? Whose word is sovereign, God’s or man’s?

Millions of Christians, sadly, have not recognized the continuing authority of God’s law or its many applications to modern society. They have thereby reaped the whirlwind of cultural and intellectual impotence. They implicitly denied the power of the death and resurrection of Christ. They have served as footstools for the enemies of God. But humanism’s free ride is coming to an end. By This Standard serves as an introduction to this woefully neglected topic.

Since By This Standard is fully integrated with Logos, Scripture passages are linked to your favorite translation for quick reference and to your Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts for original-language study! You can also read this volume along with your Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of other Bible study tools in your digital library.

Key Features

  • Prologue by David Bahnsen
  • Foreword by the author
  • Discussion of God’s law

Praise for the Print Edition

Back in print after several years, this is the best layman’s guide to the application of God’s Law to our society available.

—Gary DeMar, president, American Vision

Product Details

  • Title: By This Standard: The Authority of God’s Law Today
  • Author: Greg L. Bahnsen
  • Publisher: American Vision
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 265

About Greg L. Bahnsen

Greg L. Bahnsen (1948–1995), once described as “the man atheists fear most,” was a distinguished scholar, author, and Christian apologist. He was an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and the author of Theonomy in Christian Ethics, No Other Standard: Theonomy and Its Critics, and co-author with Kenneth Gentry of House Divided: The Breakup of Dispensational Theology.

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