Monday, May 12, 2008

Pentecost, in hindsight

An amazing paper by Richard B.Gaffin, Jr., Westminster Theological Seminary:
Pentecost: Before and After

When one of my co-workers mentioned that her church celebrated Pentecost this past Sunday, I felt that I had really missed something by not celebrating it or be reminded of its significance. With that being said, I decided to do a little searching and found the aforementioned article thru at "The Online Journal of Biblical Theology."

Here is a quote from his conclusion:
"The blessings of salvation that the New Testament believer enjoys—regeneration, justification and all the rest—flow from and are tied to union with the exalted Christ. That cannot be said of Abraham and the rest of the remnant according to grace during their pilgrimage on earth. Our union-privilege, I take it, is at the heart of the "something better" planned by God for old as well as new covenant believers, "so that only together with us would they be made perfect" (Heb. 11:40)."

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