“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” Colossians 2:16-17
If we believe the whole Bible is inspired, how do we reconcile the Old Testament with the self-sacrificial, enemy-loving God revealed in Jesus Christ? In this past Sunday’s sermon at Woodland Hills Church, Greg succinctly summarizes his own thoughts by echoing that of the apostle Paul: the Old Testament is a shadow of the reality which is found in Christ.
Greg will be going into much more detail on this subject in his forthcoming book The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, but he has also written about this in his recent blog posts on cruciform hermeneutics.
God’s Shadow Activity
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- Answering an Objection to a Cross-Centered Approach to Scripture
- Divine Accommodation and the Cross: where Calvin was onto something