By Lester L. Stephenson
Some take the straightforward approach out and all yet forget about the outdated testomony calling it legalism. they like to be aware of and luxuriate in the extraordinary grace of God that includes salvation. this boundaries their realizing of the Scriptures and certainly, restricts religious development. Confusion additional abounds simply because with regards to each denomination has a distinct interpretation of the legislation and the connection among the testaments.
Lester Stephenson proposes a unique technique rooted in Jesus’ phrases in Matthew 5:17-18, “Do no longer imagine that I got here to abolish the legislations or the Prophets; i didn't come to abolish yet to satisfy. For really I say to you, until eventually heaven and earth cross away, no longer the smallest letter or stroke shall go from the legislations until eventually all is accomplished.” these verses demand Christians to seem anew on the legislation and the remainder of the previous testomony. now not one a part of the legislation or what the prophets wrote will move away till Jesus has thoroughly fulfilled it. Stephenson stresses that Christians needs to realize the significance of the Bible that Jesus and the apostles used. whenever Jesus and the apostles used the word, “it is written” they have been utilizing an outdated testomony passage to demonstrate a brand new testomony principle.
In A Biblicist View of legislation and Gospel, Stephenson advocates a biblicist view in line with cautious religious study to give an explanation for how Christians are to view the legislations and how the testaments healthy jointly as an encouraged whole.
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