From the 1500’s to now, the 2000’s, Christianity has been fragmented into thousands of pieces, as if someone has shattered a jar into tiny bits of what was once a useful vessel. Something is now happening to these pieces. The tiny fragments are being melted back together, but not into one piece of pottery. Instead, two shards are forming. Christianity is being forged into two pieces–divided into those who want to live under the Law, and those who want to live under the Spirit. This is my claim: Christianity is coalescing around two forces, the Law and the Spirit.
The purpose of my new blog is to flush out my Spirit-based theology. I have become convinced of the blunt truth presented by the writer of Galatians in the Bible: all who rely on works of the law are under a curse. I know that I face steep opposition, for nearly every Christian Bible study, preacher, and theology is currently built around some form of thinking that attempts to reconcile living by faith in the Spirit with obeying a binding set of requirements from the Law of God. A good summary of this idea is here: Christ is the end of the law?
My claim that I stake my theology on, and the claim I begin this blog with, is that our theology should not in any way attempt to merge living by faith in the Spirit with living in obedience to the Law. After studying this concept for the past ten years privately and publicly, I am all the more convinced to stand with the writer of Hebrews: In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.