HERMENEUTICAL SHIFT

“The question now is, is God’s will today expressed in the Old Testament law? A simple yes would be misleading. And a simple no would be misleading. Rather we must say something like: Yes, provided the law is filtered through the sieve of all the changes brought about by Jesus, who is the goal and fulfillment of the law.”

[and]

“Abolition is not Jesus’ purpose. Fulfillment is. And when the law is fulfilled in Jesus, its original use changes dramatically. A new era has dawned, and Jesus’ followers will relate to the law differently than Israel did. That’s why Jesus said, “The Law and the Prophets were until John [the Baptist]; since then the goodnews of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it” (Luke 16:16).”

Piper

[Snagged at: The Vossed World]

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