By Lester L. Stephenson
Some take the simple method out and all yet forget about the outdated testomony calling it legalism. they like to be aware of and luxuriate in the wonderful grace of God that includes salvation. this boundaries their figuring out of the Scriptures and certainly, restricts non secular progress. Confusion extra abounds simply because as regards to each denomination has a distinct interpretation of the legislations and the connection among the testaments.
Lester Stephenson proposes a special procedure 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 meet. For actually I say to you, till heaven and earth move away, no longer the smallest letter or stroke shall cross from the legislations until eventually all is accomplished.” these verses demand Christians to seem anew on the legislation and the remainder of the outdated testomony.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. at any time when Jesus and the apostles used the word, “it is written” they have been utilizing an outdated testomony passage to demonstrate a brand new testomony principle.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 legislations and Gospel, Stephenson advocates a biblicist view in accordance 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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