“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.”


“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).”


[Snagged at: The Vossed World]


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