Tag Archive | The Better Way

Parable of the Two Trains, Old/New Covenants – conclusion

For the sake of those who might be joining this discussion in midstream, let me briefly review the points covered so far. Covenant Theology tends to stress the continuity of the Old and New Testament eras. It sees but one covenant, administered at first by Moses and then by Christ. My model of this system […]

The Better Way: Blessed are they which are Persecuted…

“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying…Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5: 1-2, 10 We are now come to the last […]

The Better Way: Blessed are the Pure in Heart

“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them saying, …Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matthew 5: 1-2, 8 Why did Jesus say “blessed are the pure in heart”? Why […]

The Better Way: Blessed are they which do Hunger and Thirst..

“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them saying, Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled“ Matthew 5: 1-2,6 *** This is a unique blessing. A man […]

The Better Way: Blessed Are the Peacemakers

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying…Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5: 1-2, 9 ** Jesus began His great Sermon on the Mount by […]

The Better Way: Blessed are Those who Mourn

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying…Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5: 1-2, 4 *** This really seems like a contradiction. How can we be happy or […]

The Better Way: Blessed are the Meek

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying….“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth”. Matthew 5: 1-2, 5 *** Modern Christianity, with its emphasis on believers aggressively asserting themselves, has no […]

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