The Pangea Blog
Kurt Willems' Blog at Patheos
Follow PatheosProgressive Christian:
A great video…
Also see her thoughts after the video…
This was great! While I am not sure what is in the hearts of some of my fellow Christians (for that matter I am not always sure what is in my own heart at times), it seems that some have not embraced the new covenant that was established by Christ. These Christians seem to want to follow the Lord while living under the binds of the old covenant.
The old covenant as it presented in the Old Testament is about obedience. However, the New Testament presents a new covenant based on love and forgiveness.
The new covenant does ask for obedience, but it is an obedience tempered by love. Under the old covenant, obedience came mainly from external pressure put upon the individual by others. Obedience under the new covenant comes mainly from within the person. It is generated by their desire to be more like the Lord. The new covenant obedience calls for love and forgiveness of others.
I do understand that sometimes we do need to reach out to those that have gone astray. However, when we do, we should do it in a manner called for under the new covenant. In other words, it should be with love and forgiveness.
KURT WILLEMS http://KurtWillems.com http://twitter.com/kurtwillems http://facebook.com/kurtwillems
Follow Patheos on