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Law of Moses is a shadow of the Perfect Law to Come, Not any dry as dust article of Law but Jesus Christ whose death and resurrection make everlasting covenant meaningful to each of us. We transcended death to eternal life-b

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Here the law to which St Paul refers is the Law of Moses. Circumcision is an outward expression of being obligated to observe its provisions and ordinances (Col.2:20). God commanded Abraham to observe but the actual laws pendent on the circumcision were given to Moses. Significance of the law originated far back in time. Does not this time lapse indicate how God works with man? God named Jacob as Israel at Peniel (Ge.32:18). He however confirmed it much later. “And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel(Ge.35:10)”. We see this in the case of the body prepared for Jesus Christ(Ps.40:6) gave rise to the concept of everlasting covenant. What was the significance of the body but in the everlasting covenant? As with circumcision we have a symbol. We…

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But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you(v.17)”.

Monroe doctrine obviously bears the name of the US President who delivered it, and while considering the Bible we limit our discussions on doctrine strictly on the line the Spirit has laid out. The pastoral epistles give us a comprehensive form and we shall begin with the epistle to Timothy. in which St Paul affirms: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:(2 Ti.3:16)”In order to base our lives we rely only on the Scripture, authority of which is established by inspiration of God. When God breathed into the nostrils of Adam he became a living soul. No less vital is doctrine for Christian faith and practice.  ‘Sola…

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What is grace?In the mind of God it was revealed as Mercy and in matters pertaining to our way forward it is viewed as grace since it was made available to all who believed in his death and resurrection-b

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There is no escape for man who is born of woman. He is dead because of Adam who sinned. Merely because our consciousness does not trouble us to any sin committed has no legal standing. Between the curse of sin imposed on man by the choice made by the first man and life offered freely by Jesus we have been also introduced to grace which is a gift. “Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”

Adam is shadow of  Jesus Christ ‘the figure that was to come’. “…When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life./And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement((Ro.5:10-11).”

Grace is entirely introduced with the advent of Jesus Christ and is…

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Act II

Scene 4

(The Nativity Scene- a tableau- Shepherds standing while the Three Magi silently produce their gifts. Mary seated with the baby and a wicker basket rather commodious stand aside. Joseph stands solicitously watching over them. Backdrop suggest an extension to a terraced building to which a lean-to and a few beasts of burden and a donkey rest at farther end, a few rafters protrude into the stage to give similitude of the scene being enacted in the open. Expanse of the morning sky can be seen .

The wash basin presented by the shepherds against which a heap of humble gifts cheese, packages tumbled about. Two loaves of bread and home made wine among presents to the holy family.

On the left corner stand three figures The Spirit of His presence, the Holy Spirit and Angel of the Lord in shadows

Lights dim

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God is the God of all living. So death is merely turnpike moment for those who are in Christ. God blessed Job in his latter day. He gave twice of all goods he lost. He did not however give children in same manner twice of he has had earlier. Signifying that his children before he was tested were already present before the Lord God.-b

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“For he that is dead is freed from sin(v.7).” There is an interesting dialogue between Job and God. Overwhelmed by sudden reversal of fortune Job cursed the day and he says,’Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?(Job 3:11)” Before he was conscious of life as he would know he refers to a death over which he had no control. Does it not signify God was in control of his reins before life in him would kickstart his consciousness? There was life as existing that we say belongs to physical world and God had control over it. Our consciousness has a finite range and it is not accurate. God is not the God of the dead but of living .”I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?…

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In the beginning the earth was without form. God setting Adam as the steward of all creation gave it anthropocentric form. God breathed into the nostrils of Adam and made him a living soul. On that basis he is recorded as the son of God (Lk.3:38), St Paul in connecting Adam with Jesus holds special significance. The new earth is a figure of one that was to come, and who reconciled all overcomers to Christ the Head, the Church-b

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Love is qualified as essential nature of God. Many features of godhead are carried in Love, is made manifest towards man. Love is such a quality we examine in the fellowship of God and man. The latter is generic; humanity that characterizes the world is as unstable and changeable as the waters. There can  be no peace to man who is changeable and distracted by superficial. Man refers to the likeness of one that was to come. Jesus called himself Son of man because he ‘….took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:/ And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross(Phi.2:7-8). St Paul holds up a feature of love,’in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.’ He made manifest the invisible God,’As…

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