Archive for the ‘Old Covenant’ Category

Christ – the Final Word in the Sentence

August 16, 2010

The Old Testament has been compared by Dr. Emil Brunner to the first part of a sentence and the New Testament to its second and concluding part. This comparison is all the more forceful if we think of a complex sentence in Dr. Brunner’s native German tongue, where the sense of the whole cannot be comprehended until the last word is spoken. So God, to the fathers through the prophets, spoke the first part of His salvation-bringing sentence; but the last word, completely revealing and redeeming, was spoken in His Son.

FF Bruce, The Book and the Parchments

The Old Testament’s promises fulfilled in the New

September 12, 2009

The moral law of Moses had educated man’s moral sense, but left the springs of conduct still impotent; the sacrifices had shown that sin must be atoned for, but had failed to make final atonement; the Tabernacle and the Temple had set forth the truth that without the presence of God men can never fulful their true and proper destiny, but the Temple had become a symbol of national and religious exclusiveness…It all pointed to somethng better to come.

R.V.G. Tasker, The OT in the NT (pp.95-96)