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There is a sense in which we could say that Law is grace. It’s hard to say how well the growing nation of Israel held onto their Mesopotamian culture and education, especially during their sojourn in Egypt. It would seem … Continue reading
This could easily be one of the most difficult lessons to understand. The ancient Hebrew people did not have a theology, per se. They had the Covenant of Moses which said very little about theology. Moses clearly believed in a … Continue reading
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
We reject Dispensationalism and Zionism. They were the Chosen Nation, under the Covenant of Moses. They walked away from that Covenant. The Talmud is a Hellenistic perversion of what was an already shaky adherence to Moses. Judaism is not the … Continue reading
We evaluate all things by the Covenants. That’s how God communicates with humanity. The whole revelation of God presumes you understand things in terms of His Covenants. When it comes to questions of human organization in this fallen world, only … Continue reading
The Nation of Israel was not a nation of laws, but of direct divine rule. Neither God nor Moses legislated; the Covenant was not fixed. It was merely the written expression of the Sovereign’s will, a revelation of His divine … Continue reading
Jesus has been teaching and explaining how the Covenant was aimed at allowing fallen people, kicked out of Eden, to find their way back through the Flaming Sword. The whole purpose of the ritual law was to provoke genuine penitence, … Continue reading
Note: We are passing over a large amount of material duplicated in Matthew and Luke. There is nothing in this passage offering a hint to the legal status of the estate the man asked Jesus to arbitrate. The most common … Continue reading
The entire identity of Israel was bound up in the Covenant. It was not in just the Law as written by Moses, but all of the implications of that Law. Further, it was not found in Hellenistic analysis underlying the … Continue reading