Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
FS: Treatise On Law
Q[106] Of The Law Of The Gospel, Called The New Law, Considered In Itself
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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:

A[1] What kind of law is it: i. e. Is it a written law or is it instilled in the heart?

A[2] Of its efficacy: i. e. does it justify?

A[3] Of its beginning: should it have been given at the beginning of the world?

A[4] Of its end: i. e. whether it will last until the end, or will another law take its place?