Posted by: Harry Sasnowitz | March 4, 2010

What does it mean to approach the scriptures through a Christ centered, grace based, New Covenant interpretive perspective?

Before I really start writing on this blog, I think it is important to understand how we should approach the scriptures as New Covenant believers. Here are a few thoughts that I have found helpful through time & experience, and perhaps you will too……

  • Remembering that all scripture is to be interpreted through the finished work of Christ
  • Giving the Person and work of Jesus Christ preeminence in all things, especially over peripheral spiritual topics or pet doctrines. Keeping the “main thing” the main thing!
  • As New Covenant, born again believers in Jesus Christ, we relate to God and receive from God by grace (His undeserved, unmerited favor) through faith, not through good works or a performance/reward theology.
  • We understand that although we can learn and receive many helpful insights from the Old Covenant, we are not to order our lives after Old Covenant theology or through an Old Covenant “meet the code to receive the promise” paradigm. The New Covenant is “not according to the old” (Hebrews 8:9) and this has profound implications on how we relate to God, receive from God, how we live, and who we are as a people! Through faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ, we are God’s own possession, the temple of the Holy Spirit, and blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ. We are called to live out of this identity, and through a heart that is established in grace.

Lets journey together and grow together. God bless you all!

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Responses

  1. Harry… I love your beginning! Way to get after man. I think you will find some great release and ministry in letting the depth of understanding He has invested in you flow out

    Randy

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  2. I’m going to share this site with my Christian co-workers… You and I are on the same page, Brother!

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