Unasked by whom? Unasked by consistent covenant-theologians. But the two questions I have in mind have been asked. Both were raised by Paul when he was setting out his doctrine of the believer and the law. He thought these two questions vital. And so he asked them. Vital? Yes, indeed. At key points in his teaching, having made an amazing statement, a statement that was bound to raise questions that objectors to his doctrine â€“ objectors who could hardly believe their ears â€“ would be thinking of, he immediately posed a question for his readers. Why? Since he was arguing against those who wanted to impose the law on believers, he knew they would have criticisms of his doctrine, and he had to answer them. Master teacher that he was, he himself raised the very issues that would have been passing through their minds. Even more pressing, he wanted to make sure his readers did not miss what he was saying.