Thursday, April 22, 2010
Jesus fulfilled scripture, not replaced it.
A Casper Wyoming man is making headlines because he has painted his fence with a Bible verse that denounces homosexuality as a sin. Some are saying that this is hate speech. Where has the First Amendment gone? Perhaps the most frightening trend is the thought that his neighbor articulates in the article, mainly, that Jesus somehow came to contradict the Old Testament. This is not true. Jesus came to fulfill scripture. In fact in John 1:1 it states "In the beginning was the Word (notice the capital "W"), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." To contradict the Old Testament would require Jesus to contradict himself.