By Lester L. Stephenson
Some take the simple approach out and all yet forget about the outdated testomony calling it legalism. they like to pay attention to and luxuriate in the fantastic 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 near to each denomination has a special interpretation of the legislations and the connection among the testaments.
Lester Stephenson proposes a unique procedure rooted in Jesus’ phrases in Matthew 5:17-18, “Do now not imagine that I got here to abolish the legislation or the Prophets; i didn't come to abolish yet to satisfy. For actually I say to you, until eventually heaven and earth go away, no longer the smallest letter or stroke shall move from the legislation until eventually all is accomplished.” these verses demand Christians to seem anew on the legislations and the remainder of the previous testomony. no longer one a part of the legislations or what the prophets wrote will go away until eventually 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 at any time when Jesus and the apostles used the word, “it is written” they have been utilizing an outdated testomony passage to demonstrate a brand new testomony principle.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 response to cautious biblical studies to give an explanation for how Christians are to view the legislation and how the testaments healthy jointly as an encouraged whole.
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