Send my thanks to this anonymous brother. This is further evidence that they can't stop the signal. I'd love to pull this up on my Kindle during the convention part before it's released, and see the look on my wife's face. Or my mom's face.
That chapter on the new covenant has got some serious b.s. in it. How can only a few Christians be declared "perfect for life" through Christ, as if somehow they are more special than anyone else? They're the ones who somehow have God's law written on their hearts, and the rest of us by extension?? Ha! And to suggest that 'love' is what they have shown? Double ha!
And then to have the gall to emphasize the need to forgive those who are DF'ed and get reinstated, when they themselves condone treating such persons as if they're still dirty!
You don't indirectly benefit from a covenant you're not in. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that anyone other than Jesus Christ would be responsible for removing our sins. To suggest that men, who themselves need the ransom, can cleanse others from sin is blasphemy of the highest order.
Just think of being friends with a guy who gets a large cash settlement. Does that, by definition, mean that you are also rich? No. You are dependent only on this guy's generosity towards you--and not at all on his attorney, or mediator. In the same way, if Jesus is not my Mediator, but only the Mediator for the anointed, then the only way I can benefit from the covenant is to count on the generosity of, not Jesus, but the anointed. It doesn't work any other way unless Jesus is also my Mediator.
I just couldn't help but focus on that chapter. Not helping my mood today...
Thank you, yknot, and your anonymous freedom fighter friend.