In proper sequence we have to consider now the Law of the Gospel which is called the New Law: and in the first place we must consider it in itself; secondly, in comparison with the Old Law; thirdly, we shall treat of those things that are contained in the New Law.
Under the first head there are four points of inquiry:
A1 What kind of law is it: i. e. Is it a written law or is it instilled in the heart?
A2 Of its efficacy: i. e. does it justify?
A3 Of its beginning: should it have been given at the beginning of the world?
A4 Of its end: i. e. whether it will last until the end, or will another law take its place?