Hebrews 10:19-39, a new and living way, the just shall live by faith.

Hebrews 10:19-39, a new and living way, the just shall live by faith.

Let us take a look at the theology of covenants, this ties in naturally with this letter.

According to dispensation theology there are ten major covenants in Scripture.

Covenant theology has simplified all the covenants into just three

Dispensation theology emphasizes God manifests himself differently in the different dispensations, and yet He is the same God yesterday, today and forever.

We are now at the dispensation of grace, commonly known as the Church Age.

We go back a few verses in Hebrews 10

Jesus closed the scroll after “to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD“, stopped mid sentence  and did not read the end of the verse “and the day of vengeance of our God”

This gap defines the time of grace!

To determine which of these options is the right one, I turned to

To know which of these dates is true it would help to know when Jesus was born.

Enter

Dionysius set the birth of Jesus Christ to Dec 25, 1 BC, and the death at 33 Anno Domine, the only year according to the lunar calendar that made Good Friday occur on a Friday that was close enough to other historicall events. ( check https://lenbilen.com/2017/04/14/when-was-the-crucifixion-of-jesus/ ) He was only off by a few years. The dates are now set to:

But it is getting even more complicated. Without vowel marks the word for seven can have three meanings dependent on how it is pronounced.

That’s when it hit me.

I had fallen into the same trap as so many before me. Rather than trying to figure out the exact time, accept the fact that we live in the age of grace!

The word for today is “today”.

Now back to where we left off in Hebrews 10.

But the book of Hebrews also comes with warnings!

Here I am borrowing from a slide series from somebody else. I can no longer find the source, but thanks, whoever it was.

Knowledge of the truth is not what saves you.

A fortiori simply means that the argument in verse 29 is much stronger than the one in verse 28

And then there is

This then excludes option 1

Between option 2 and 3: God be the judge.

Verse 38 convinced me I had to be baptized in a believers baptism, even though I had been baptized as an infant. It really had nothing to do with salvation, that was settled at the time of belief. It was an act of faith and obedience to remain in close fellowship with God. And my living hope is that God will keep His promise, He will keep me eternally secure even if I lose my mind, which may happen late in this life, but will be fully restored in the life to come.

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lenbilen

Retired engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, computer chip manufacturing and finally adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania State University, taught just one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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