Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Did He or Didn't He abolish the Law?

In Matthew 5:17  Jesus says "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill."

In Ephesians 2:14-15,  Paul writes "For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,...

Is there a contradiction here?  If not, why not? 

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Ark, Baptism and the Communion Cup

Thoughts as we approach Easter

"and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed."
1 Peter 2:24

in other words:
Christ submitted to the waters of God's judgment so we might be washed by his blood

In the story of Noah's Ark, we see the ark as a type of Christ, Noah's family as a type of believers and the flood waters as a type of God's curse because of sin. These truths are also seen in believer's baptism and the communion cup of the Lord's supper, as expressed in the following poem below where the first two lines relate to baptism---the last two lines, to the communion cup.


Dead we are as one with the Ark
Immersed in the cursed flood
But safe we dwell inside the Ark
Under the peace of His blood