One of the enduring challenges of Christianity over the past two millennia has been how to interpret and reconcile the various writings that make up the canon of scripture. The Bible simply is not as clear and straightforward as we’d often like to believe.
Among the most vexing issues we face is how to make the the picture of God we receive from the ancient Hebrew writings we know as the Old Testament congruent with the gospel accounts and correspondence regarding Jesus that comprise the New Testament. More specifically, how do we square the Law of Moses with the fulfillment of the Law in Jesus?
Biblical scholars remind us that the New Testament is, in its narrative of the Jesus event, first and foremost an interpretation of the Old Testament. Jesus offers himself as a way to make sense of those early Jewish writings. Where we often get into trouble is when we try to impose the OT over the later writings.
Not surprisingly, Jesus himself has much to say on this topic. Join us this Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Marietta Brewing Company, as we take a peek into what Jesus is telling his first followers–and us today–about how we are to view him and his relationship to the law and the prophets.
Invite a friend and join us for great food, drinks & conversation!
Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm