Friday, August 7, 2015

Words of Comfort: Freed from slavery.


“The ten commandments that christians cherish starts out: Exodus 20 The Ten Commandments:  1 And God spoke all these words: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought  you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Did God bring you out of the land of Egypt, out of slavery? NO!?!?!? Then I guess these laws are not for you, are they?” Samatha Swartz

You are sadly mistaken. The Bible is filled with “typologies”—leprosy is a “type” of sin, Joseph is a type of Christ, the wilderness of the Hebrew desert is a type of the wilderness of this baron world, etc. Without this understanding the entire Bible will seem to be a jumbled mess of confusion.

Egypt is a type of this sin-filled world, where sinners are slaves to their sins. God brought the Christian out of this world and freed us from slavery to sin and death. 

Your conclusion is therefore wrong also. The moral Law isn’t just for the Jews. It was given to the whole world so that we would have knowledge of what sin is (see Romans 3:19-20), and it will be the standard by which God will judge the world.

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