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Showdown at Antioch: What Was Really at Stake?

In a letter to the church in Galatia the Apostle Paul mentions a public confrontation he had with the Apostle Peter (Gal. 2:11-16). Describing this incident, he writes, “Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his … Continue reading

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Tabernacles: Our Homegrown Feast

When a group of followers of Jesus Christ freely decides to model their worship calendar on the one provided to the people of Israel as they were being rescued from Egypt, how do they do it? The short answer is: … Continue reading

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God As Lawgiver and Judge

Dr. Fretheim makes many good points about God as the Lawgiver and Judge in The Pentateuch. God as Lawgiver The giving of law is integral to the story of creation, and this is so in two respects 1. Human beings … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Millard J. Erickson

“It is popularly held that whereas salvation in the New Testament is obtained through faith, Old Testament saints were saved by fulfilling the law. Close examination of Old Testament texts belies this assumption, however. Actually, the important factor was the … Continue reading

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Grace Trumps Law? In the Old Testament?

2 Chronicles 30 tells the fascinating story of the second-most-famous Passover (after the Exodus, of course) in Israel’s history. There had been three good Kings of Judah, followed by an apostate one who tried to wipe out the worship of … Continue reading

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How Anti-Law Was Paul, Really?

Every time I hear the Apostle Paul portrayed as somebody who had given up the “Jewish” law because he had now found Jesus Christ as his Lord I feel uneasy – and unconvinced. For a long time it was just … Continue reading

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Romans 2 and a Law Written on Our Hearts

It has been a long time since my last post on this site. Some heating problems in our apartment building spiralled out of control, leading to a sudden move just before Christmas and a resulting long disconnection from phone and … Continue reading

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