A Word-Centered Faith

John Frame on the unity between Old Testament and New Testament faith:

But consider this: the religion of the NT is essentially the same as that of the Old, centered on the Word of God. People sometimes think that the Old Testament is centered on words while the NT is centered on a wordless kind of spirituality. But there is not the slightest suggestion of this in the Bible itself. Remember how important the words of Jesus are, so that Peter said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Remember how the apostles told people that their own words are the commandments of the Lord (1 Cor. 14:37)? Well, that shows that the New Testament is just as word-centered as the Old Testament is. And it also makes it very important for us to be able to find these words of eternal life, spoken by Jesus and the apostles. God provided a written form for the Old Testament revelation. Can we expect him to do any less for the New Testament revelation, for the fulfillment of the Old Testament?

-John M. Frame, Salvation Belongs to the Lord


Posted on December 18, 2012, in John Frame, Old Testament and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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