This article consists of the unedited Introduction to my Believers Under the Law of Christ; hence the references to that volume. Let me explain why I have published this material separately under this title. While some might think my use of â€˜decision timeâ€™ a bit dramatic, that I am wrong to polarise the issue in hand, or that I am wrong even to raise it, I beg to differ. A division of opinion among new-covenant theologians exists: I am not making that division by addressing the issues involved. And since the question is of great importance, one with far-reaching consequences, which consequences will not go away by wishful thinking or ignoring them, playing the ostrich is not an option. Then again, although I concentrate on new-covenant theology, I know that similar discussions are taking place elsewhere â€“ not excluding among the Reformed. Indeed, there is nothing new under the sun: this debate has raged, more than once, long before our time. Nevertheless, I feel my responsibility to address current trends as they arise within my own circle. Hence the book and this article. And although this article is, as I say, an introduction to the book, it does, I think, stand on its own. I publish it in the hope that it may help crystallise the issue, and encourage many to look further into this vital topic.