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"I DID NOT COME TO ABOLISH THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS..."

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"I DID NOT COME TO ABOLISH THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS..."

This is especially for anyone who has ever wondered how you can both honor the Old Testament AND honor the fact that Jesus presented a great challenge to it in how he revealed God.

If God had been perfectly depicted and known through the Old Testament, there would have been no reason for Jesus to come and make God known... So Jesus said he didn't come to abolish the Law and prophets? Yes, he did. But what he was not doing was insulating the Jews from having to approach everything they'd known in a brand new and revolutionary way... 

 

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Until We All Have "Clouded" Thinking...

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Until We All Have "Clouded" Thinking...

Jesus doesn't want his friends groveling on the ground in terror, or keeping him in a distant box in a shrouded tent... He doesn't want things done the old way. Jesus wants them to get up. To be fearless. And to be with him. In The Transfiguration, we see the purpose of Moses and Elijah's final appearance: to decrease and diminish as Jesus was exalted to be heard. Jesus... would not be sharing his platform with the representatives of the Law and Prophets.

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