Notable Quote: R.C. Sproul
R.C Sproul on the three purposes of the law:
The first purpose of the law is to be a mirror. On the one hand, the law of God reflects and mirrors the perfect righteousness of God. The law tells us much more about who God is. Perhaps more important, the illumines human sinfulness.
A second purpose for the law is the restraint of evil. The law, in and of itself, cannot change human hearts. It can, however, serve to protect the righteous from the unjust … The law allows for a limited measure of justice on this earth, until the last judgment is realized.
The third purpose of the is to reveal what is please to God. As born-again children of God, the law enlightens us as to what is pleasing to our Father, whom we seek to serve … This is the highest function of the law, to serve as an instrument for the people of God to give Him honor and Glory.