The True Bounds of Christian Freedom by Samuel Bolton
This work sets forth the place of the law in the Christian life.
The author, Samuel Bolton (1606-1654), successively minister of three London parishes before becoming Master of Christ’s College and later Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University, expounds the nature of Christian liberty and then clearly sets the bounds of that liberty in answer to the following six questions:
- Does our being made free by Christ free us from the law?
- Does our being made free by Christ deliver us from all punishments or chastisements for sin?
- Is it consistent with Christian freedom to be under obligation to perform duties because God has commanded them?
- May Christ’s freemen come into bondage again through sin?
- Is it consistent with Christian freedom to perform duties out of respect for the recompense of the reward?
- Does the freedom of a Christian free him from all obedience to men?