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Throne of God and Water of Life – what are they?

01/06/2007 Leave a comment

Did Jesus declare his deity when he claimed he could quench thirst on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles? We read the following:

Jn. 7:37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. 38 He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, `Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.'” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Read more…

Hebrews 10 – what is abolished?

02/05/2006 Leave a comment

The passage in question is often used as a prooftext that the law was abolished in order to establish the new covenant. If it was so, what we call "new covenant" is not the new covenant of Jeremiah, which is the law in the heart, not the absence of the law. Read more…

Categories: Covenants, Law, Theology

Abolishing the Middle Wall of Division – is that the law?

04/04/2006 Leave a comment

I want to look into two passages that appear to deal with abolishing he law. The passages are Eph. 2:11-15 and Col. 2:13-16. Do they contradict Jeremiah's prophecy about the new covenant that is about the law in the heart? I will only deal with the second one as both have the same interpretation. Read more…

Categories: Law, Theology

Isa 53 – my solution

03/04/2006 Leave a comment

Reading Rabbi Schulman's commetary we realise that the servant of God spoken of by Isaiah is the righteous remnant of Israel in the messianic times.

How can that be still applied to Jesus? How did he fulfill these prophecies? Are the gospel writers at fault when they claim he did fulfil these prophecies? Read more…

The Samaritan Woman – the correct interpretation

03/04/2006 Leave a comment

What is the meaning of the living water that Jesus can give to those who ask? I'd like to share a few thoughts on Jn. 4. Read more…

The Adulterous Woman – is it about grace or the law?

03/04/2006 Leave a comment

In Jn. 7:53 – 8:11 we have the story of the adulterous woman. This story is most often misinterpreted to say that Jesus was so gracious with the woman that he didn't condemn her. However, this interpretation is incorrect, and if the reader did a little bit of research, s/he could pick this up no problem, for the correct interpretation can be found in quality evangelical commentaries such as Leon Morris' commentary on the gospel of John. Read more…

Categories: Law, Theology

What’s Wrong with Christian Theology? – 1. The abrogation of the law

03/04/2006 Leave a comment

Jeremiah 16:19 “LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, even vanity and things in which there is no profit.”

This prophecy shall serve as a warning to all of us. It should prompt us all to examine our own religions to make sure that what we hold as truth is not falsehood, lies inherited from our fathers in the faith. How do we know they are true if we never tested, questioned them? Is it not our responsibility as individuals to seek some kind of proof? Read more…

Categories: Law, Theology