Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Secret JBFA teaching of the Apostles

Chris Rosebrough a Biblical Text archaeologist has uncovered what is said to be a fragment of the Apostles' teaching on JBFA. Listen to his report here.

To me the logic of JBFA is very simple by taking key Scriptural declarations - if one confines what Jesus paid for to the ceremonial Law, then that means to say that there are sins that Jesus did not pay for, and to believe that is to deny the testimony of Scripture that says "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world" - John 1:29.

To confine the Law to ceremonial or dietary laws is to commit a fatal blunder for in Romans 3:28
28For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

The law here is singular it stands for the Torah collectively, the whole that encompasses moral, civil, ceremonial and dietary Laws.

Jesus says in Matthew 5:17
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them".

Not for himself, but for those who do not and are not capable of fulfilling them. Sinners ............like me.

5 comments:

Gojira said...

Hi brother :-)

"To confine the Law to ceremonial or dietary laws is to commit a fatal blunder for in Romans 3:28"

Oh most surely. Indeed! And it is a terrible thing that learned men like Wright and even Ratzinger can't see that.

L P Cruz said...

greetings bro. Gojira,

I am conducting a BS on Romans and in fact before Romans 3:28 and back in Romans 2, Paul gives and example of moral laws being broken - he sites as examples - adultery and stealing which are covered in the 10 commandments.

So I do have an experiment for those who believe in JBWA (justification by works also), in that they can give me a good work and I can point from the Torah that such a good work is covered by declarations in it (the Torah).

jim said...

I used to sruggle with this very questions as an arminian. Did Christ only save me from Roman Catholic sacraments? When I was converted to the Reformation it struck home more surely that all MORALITY was dead. It certainly is riveting and jolting! It is TRULY deivious (in the face of the "deivant monk"). Wright and Sandler and Frame are lost. I am Palestinian-American and I strickly eat kosher all-beef hotdogs. None of that turkey and pork stuff for me.

L P Cruz said...

That is right - all that the Law required - Jesus fulfilled even him being Baptized!

The truth is that Jesus is a much much stiffer law giver than Moses.

For in Jesus teaching - murders, adultery etc come from the heart. Sin is not something we do or don't do, sin is something we have.

Michael Horton said once that "I have gotten around sinning before my hands got into"

Exist~Dissolve said...

Wright and Sandler and Frame are lost.

Huh? When you become the arbiter of their salvation?