Friday, February 10, 2006

How God Speaks

My response to this post.

God doesn't speak to us anymore like He did in the OT.

Is that surprising? It shouldn't be. This is exactly the point made by the opening lines of the book of Hebrews:

"Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature..." (Heb 1:1-3a, ESV).

His Son came as His final revelation...to fulfill all the of things only hinted at in the OT. We don't need prophets because we have the one of whom they prophesied; we no longer need a human high priest because we have a heavenly one; we are no longer subject to the law because it has fulfilled it's job as our tutor, to lead us to Christ.

4 comments:

Jeremy Weaver said...

I tend to agree with you Gummby, except for one little thing...
There were prophets after Christ perfectly revealed the glory of God. Following your reasoning here would seem to suggest that all prophecy would have ceased with Christ's arrival on the scene.

Hemsch said...

Prophecy is a spiritual gift. but whether one uses it in the same way as the old testiment i am not sure as i'm pretty sure i do'nt have that gift.

Rob said...

Nice to see a blogger just putting the scripture out there for believers to deal with.

The Mains said...

Good writing, Matt. Christ is it. He's the ultimate everything. Everything before Christ pointed to Him; and nothing (before or after) can compare.