March 6, 2010
Suffix: "-ation" Latin- meaning an action or process
I've heard this said before and it needs to be repeated.
The Old Testament is: Anticipation
The Gospels are: Manifestation
The Book of Acts is: Explanation & Proclamation
Pauline & Pastoral Epistles are: Explanation
Revelation is: Consummation
Anticipation, manifestation, explanation, proclamation, explanation and consummation of what?
Jesus Christ, His sacrifice and our salvation. FAITH.
The Old Testament was needed to show man's need of forgiveness. The New Testament shows fulfillment of the law in a single act of divine sacrifice. Do you need another? Can anyone but God improve on His Righteousness?
But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. ~Romans 3:21-26
Righteousness Through Faith. Made Righteous through Christ. Justification. We then work the rest of our lives with the Lord in an act of Sanctification. The Lord knows that we are incapable of doing it on our own. When we die and go to be in the presence of the Lord...Glorification.
Authored By: Andy Pierson