By Lester L. Stephenson
Some take the straightforward means out and all yet forget about the previous testomony calling it legalism. they like to be aware of and revel in the outstanding grace of God that includes salvation. this boundaries their realizing of the Scriptures and certainly, restricts non secular progress. Confusion additional abounds simply because as regards to each denomination has a special interpretation of the legislations and the connection among the testaments.
Lester Stephenson proposes a special procedure rooted in Jesus’ phrases in Matthew 5:17-18, “Do no longer imagine that I got here to abolish the legislation or the Prophets; i didn't come to abolish yet to satisfy. For actually I say to you, until eventually heaven and earth go away, no longer the smallest letter or stroke shall go from the legislations till all is accomplished.” these verses demand Christians to seem anew on the legislation and the remainder of the outdated testomony. now not one a part of the legislation or what the prophets wrote will go away till Jesus has thoroughly fulfilled it. Stephenson stresses that Christians needs to realize the significance of the Bible that Jesus and the apostles used. every time Jesus and the apostles used the word, “it is written” they have been utilizing an previous testomony passage to demonstrate a brand new testomony principle.
In A Biblicist View of legislation and Gospel, Stephenson advocates a biblicist view in accordance with cautious biblical studies to give an explanation for how Christians are to view the legislations and how the testaments healthy jointly as an encouraged whole.
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A Biblicist View of Law and Gospel by Lester L. Stephenson