Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Renewed covenant

The forgiveness of sins is certainly important; it is an integral sign of the new exodus and new covenant. But forgiveness is only part of the larger purpose of God in the Messiah’s suffering and death; the larger purpose is to create a new people who will both be and bear universal witness to the new covenant—which is really a (re)new(ed) covenant—that means salvation for all.— The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, page 39

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I'm still trying to digest the ramifications of what he is saying...probably a life-long process!
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