Tag Archives: Law and Grace

Covenants 05

In substance, if not in context, the Covenant of Moses still stands. That is, if you were to keep the Covenant of Moses as it was intended — as taught by Jesus — all the promises and curses still work … Continue reading

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Covenants 04

The Covenant of Moses was far greater than mere Covenant Law. The Covenant of Moses was founded on the Covenant of Abraham. It presumes a level of intimacy and commitment with God that is simply not easily formulated in human … Continue reading

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Radix Fidem Curriculum: Privileges

4. Privileges Jesus offers the same shalom as with the Covenant of Moses, but it still requires covenant faithfulness. Jesus is the Lord of His covenant household. He promises all the blessings Israel could have had, and much more, but … Continue reading

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Radix Fidem Curriculum: Covenants

The Bible addresses us in our fallen state. It says precious little of what came before, or what will follow after the Fall. This is mostly because fallen humans cannot comprehend life without mortality, or an existence not bound by … Continue reading

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Divine Presence in Biblical Law

Biblical Law is its own reward. We need to understand that shalom is both requirement and reward. We need to keep before our eyes how Biblical Law is the character of Christ. We should desire it by reflex as the … Continue reading

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Yet Another Discussion of Law and Grace

My religion is Christian Mysticism. I’m sure you’ll associate all kinds of ideas with that, and most of them will be wrong, but it’s the closest I can get for you, because I am not part of the mainstream. That’s … Continue reading

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They Say It’s Nutty

It’s not that we pay no attention to the consequences of our choices, but that our knowledge of the consequences aren’t the primary guide for our choices. We do what’s morally right. Not because of any alleged good payoff, but … Continue reading

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The Magic Jesus Wand

Some readers will not get this; sometimes it’s very hard to untangle the lies of linear thinking and binary logic. It’s a standard feature of American theology, as if human reason was the rule to which all belief must bow … Continue reading

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The Real Normal

Revelation is inherently symbolic, non-literal parables. Do you suppose there might be a reason God’s first revelation to fallen mankind was to assert the truth of The Fall? That’s what that business of the Flaming Sword was about at the … Continue reading

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The Law Is Grace

Western Christians typically say things like, “Words mean something.” Words are not truth, nor even containers of truth. Words are, at best, mere signs pointing out a path that brings you to God. God is truth. All truth is God’s … Continue reading

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