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Law and Grace

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 8:32 PM


What did Jesus mean when He said in Matthew 5:17, "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill?"

Law and grace are complementary opposites, meaning one requires the other to exist.  This is as opposed to opposites of being, which describe the presence of something and its absence (light and darkness, order and chaos, sound and silence, etc.). Law and grace are much like the skeleton. Your bones are sturdy (law) yet flexible (grace). This makes them resistant to breaking and able to recover from injury. Before Christ, the world was more under the influence of the Law. There wasn't much in the way of grace. Thus, people under the Law were as spiritually brittle and susceptible to irreparable damage as your bones would be if they had no flexibility. Jesus became the Grace the world needed, providing the Law with its completion. But the Law has not gone away. If we shift too far onto the grace side, we will have no stability. Just as your bones would turn to jelly and provide you with no support if their stability were removed. 

Without grace, the law is incomplete. Jesus is the Grace that completes, or "fulfills," the Law. Yet He is also the Law, as the Law is God's Word, and Jesus is the Word of God. He is completeness, and in Him we too are whole.



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MLP OC - Dream Catch
Silver Quill is right; we need more hybrid OCs--particularly hippogriffs.  So here, have a hippogriff mare/hen/whatever.

Dream Catch is a model, and as such can be rather vain.  But get to know her, and she can be very sweet.  She supports a variety of charities, most of them involving children.  Despite loving kids, she's kind of terrible with them.  They tend to overwhelm her.
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Law and Grace

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 8:32 PM


What did Jesus mean when He said in Matthew 5:17, "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill?"

Law and grace are complementary opposites, meaning one requires the other to exist.  This is as opposed to opposites of being, which describe the presence of something and its absence (light and darkness, order and chaos, sound and silence, etc.). Law and grace are much like the skeleton. Your bones are sturdy (law) yet flexible (grace). This makes them resistant to breaking and able to recover from injury. Before Christ, the world was more under the influence of the Law. There wasn't much in the way of grace. Thus, people under the Law were as spiritually brittle and susceptible to irreparable damage as your bones would be if they had no flexibility. Jesus became the Grace the world needed, providing the Law with its completion. But the Law has not gone away. If we shift too far onto the grace side, we will have no stability. Just as your bones would turn to jelly and provide you with no support if their stability were removed. 

Without grace, the law is incomplete. Jesus is the Grace that completes, or "fulfills," the Law. Yet He is also the Law, as the Law is God's Word, and Jesus is the Word of God. He is completeness, and in Him we too are whole.



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BellaTytus Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
Hey There Just resubmitted  Korra - Chibi Faces with some small edits!  Go check it out! also i think your right but Varrick has all the best lines! 
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
That Dragon in the comic Young Shining and Little Garble was this one Garble

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KYVEX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tag a quality deviant, You're it! Quality doesn't mean that you to have a lot of followers, or a boat load of messages. To me Quality just means that you're nice to other people, and now you deserve to be happy in turn. So hey if you get this message, it means someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don't care how much followers you have. Please send this to #? deviants who you think deserve it. Even if you break the chain, it's okay nothing will happen. But it’s just Right to let someone know that you love them! (In a purely platonic way of course :) )
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Stitchfan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Best Pony... Derpy.
Best class pet... Liz the Chameleon. :D
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The class pet is a hamster. Liz is SO much more than a mere pet. She's literally the only other creature besides the Bus* that the Friz will trust with the lives of her students.

*Tardises are living, sentient beings. Coral with souls.
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Stitchfan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Totally.

So if the bus is the Tardis, then is Liz K-9? :giggle:
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Something like that.
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Forest-Imp Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Photographer
I'm sending you :hug:
....and a belated (well we just met after... lol)...
Happy Birthday!
:cake: :party:
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