Monday, June 29, 2015

Continuity of the Law

One of the basic questions about Old and New Testaments is whether one tends to assume continuity or discontinuity, though all Christians want to affirm some kind of unity and some type of change.

The Revd Dr Joe Boot makes an interesting argument in this debate that even after Pentecost the Apostle Peter in Acts 10 assumes such a degree of continuity regarding the law of God that direct revelation is required for him to realise that the Mosaic food laws are no longer binding on him - although of course he ought to have realised this from the teaching of Jesus (Mark 7:19). 

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