This may sound weird to hear,and even on the stupid side. But is it?
My heritage of christian life has led me to over probably a thousand sermons,talks, studies, or just innuendo’s that have said that we haven’t left the old covenant behind us in our christian thinking. Yes we should understand it for what it meant to the people of Israel to be accountable to God thru the laws of life and each other. But this was for this age it was to cover for the people and time.
What we also fail to see in our use of it now, is sorta ironic and sad. First, it is the whole covenant that is at issue with the problem, as a society then, and even now so, we have failed to ‘see’ that it is a flawed paradigm. It is not the necessarily the laws and works of the people that were wrong, but it is the people. We are flawed. So in anything we do will not be a correct way of solving the problem, in any way we try.
So why do we use and go by the old covenant in ‘yes’ our church’s? Unless someone can show me something otherwise, the only thing that I have come up with is that the ‘old covenant supports the ‘physical church building’, and to go against this paradigm is just a sin.(this scenario sorta sounds like the jewish one of not seeing what God was doing thru Jesus)
My honest belief is that christianity(body) is in last trimester of being born. You can tell that she is getting close to coming into fruition, the body of Christ! I see signs, I hear signs, and I feel signs that is the coming of the body of Christ.
I, being free from the confines of a building which holds christians in one place to worship, which is absent from the scriptures of the new covenant. I see the changes thru various ways throughout my daily routines, I have people tell how something that is new to a otherwise ‘as usual’ understood concept in church, is now being questioned or done another way.
As with any pregnancy we don’t know when are where it will happen but it will sudden and with delight to all that this small but loved birth is here. It is also that when the ‘Body of Christ’ is alive and well we will be joyous and Holy People!
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