Pastor Jim Butler has written a short article concerning the three uses of God’s law:
In 1 Tim. 1, Paul urges Timothy to “charge some that they teach no other doctrine” (v.3). He then indicates the nature of their error in v.7, “desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.” The heretics desired to be “teachers of the law” but distorted the truth. In v.8, Paul makes a statement for our consideration: “But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully.” The Reformed confessions of faith summarize the biblical teaching concerning the use of God’s law which is a helpful corrective to the antinomian and legalistic tendencies in the church today, two tendencies which have the same enemy: the law of God.
Read the rest of this post here: The Lawful Uses of God’s Law | Reformed Baptist Fellowship.