I really don't have any issue with Puryear's critiques. My main point in mentioning his post is to point out that I don't hold to that hermeneutical principle whatsoever. I think all of the following are overly simplistic:
- If it's not repeated, it's repealed.
- If it's not repealed, it continues.
- The moral law continues and the moral law is comprised of the 10 commandments.
That's what I love about the way J. Daniel Hays' says we should interpret the Old Testament laws in “Applying the Old Testament Law Today,” Bibliotheca Sacra 158:629 (Jan 2001). His brilliant five step process is much closer to my methodology than what Puryear criticizes. Hays addresses the same issue in a chapter in Grasping God's Word (Zondervan).