What does it mean to be under Grace? (Part 2 – The Covenants)

This continues in from the previous post which looked at the concept of the Law, this week the topic of focus the 2 Covenants.

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God didn’t just instigate animal sacrifices for the sake of it.  The blood was an important aspect of atonement, it covered the breach created in the covenenat relationship between man and YHWH, as such the death of the animal was necessary in order for man to avoid death.

How many deaths would it take to continuously cover up these breaches in the covenant relationship whenever we broke our side of it?  Even an endless flow of blood wouldn’t be enough to cover the sins of all humanity past, present and future.  Though there was some covering for us, it was still insufficient. Our sinful nature would still ultimately lead us unto death. Continue reading What does it mean to be under Grace? (Part 2 – The Covenants)

What does it mean to be under Grace? (Part 1 – The Law)

Romans 6:14-15 tells us that we are under Grace and not Law, but what does this actually mean?

To properly answer this question we should really have a clear definition of what the words grace and law mean.

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Does being under Grace throw out God’s Law?

The original use of the word law in common language means rule, regulation, ordinance and even jurisdiction of authority. Continue reading What does it mean to be under Grace? (Part 1 – The Law)