BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (November 4, 2019)

Verse of the Day (November 4, 2019) #BMSeminary – The new testament (lit., “New Covenant”) is both new in time (not being inaugurated until Christ—Matt. 26:28; Luke 22:7–23; 1 Cor. 11:25; Heb. 8:8) and new in quality (providing better spiritual blessings than did the old Mosaic covenant). Letter, but of the spirit: This expression corresponds to the thought of verse 3 contrasting “ink” with the “Spirit.” The contrast is between the externalism inherent in the Old Covenant and the internalism inherent in the New Covenant. The letter killeth: Since certain Jews in the assembly at Corinth were concerned with Paul’s defection from Moses’ law, Paul here explains his position. The best the law could do was to condemn the sinner. It is not here implied that the law of Moses was evil. On the contrary, it is holy, just, and good (Rom. 7:12). This can be asserted because it brought men to the end of themselves, to Christ (Gal. 3:24). (KJV Study Bible)

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