A Biblicist View of Law and Gospel by Lester L. Stephenson

By Lester L. Stephenson

Paul instructed the Romans “the legislations is holy and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.” but 4 occasions in 3 epistles he wrote, “We aren't less than legislation yet below grace.” Christians learn those doubtless conflicting statements and are simply stressed. They wonder whether someone can know the way the legislation and the outdated testomony pertains to their faith.

Some take the simple approach out and all yet forget about the previous testomony calling it legalism. they like to pay attention to and luxuriate in the excellent grace of God that includes salvation. this boundaries their realizing of the Scriptures and certainly, restricts non secular progress. Confusion extra abounds simply because near to each denomination has a unique interpretation of the legislations and the connection among the testaments.

Lester Stephenson proposes a unique process 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 actually I say to you, till heaven and earth cross away, no longer the smallest letter or stroke shall move from the legislations till all is accomplished.” these verses demand Christians to appear anew on the legislations and the remainder of the previous testomony. now not one a part of the legislations or what the prophets wrote will cross 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 previous testomony passage to demonstrate a brand new testomony principle.

In A Biblicist View of legislations and Gospel, Stephenson advocates a biblicist view in line with cautious religious study to provide an explanation for how Christians are to view the legislation and how the testaments healthy jointly as an encouraged whole.

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