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By Lester L. Stephenson

Paul advised the Romans “the legislations is holy and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.” but 4 instances in 3 epistles he wrote, “We will not be less than legislation yet less than grace.” Christians learn those likely conflicting statements and are simply careworn. They ponder whether an individual can know the way the legislation and the previous testomony pertains to their faith.

Some take the simple means out and all yet forget about the previous testomony calling it legalism. they like to pay attention to and revel in the outstanding grace of God that includes salvation. this boundaries their realizing of the Scriptures and certainly, restricts religious development. Confusion additional abounds simply because with regards to each denomination has a unique interpretation of the legislation and the connection among the testaments.

Lester Stephenson proposes a distinct technique rooted in Jesus’ phrases in Matthew 5:17-18, “Do no longer imagine that I got here to abolish the legislations or the Prophets; i didn't come to abolish yet to meet. For actually I say to you, till heaven and earth move away, now not the smallest letter or stroke shall go from the legislation till all is accomplished.” these verses demand Christians to seem anew on the legislation and the remainder of the outdated testomony. no longer one a part of the legislations 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 every time Jesus and the apostles used the word, “it is written” they have been utilizing an outdated testomony passage to demonstrate a brand new testomony principle.

In A Biblicist View of legislations and Gospel, Stephenson advocates a biblicist view in keeping 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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