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Which God?

S. M. Hutchens on the First Commandment

At the foundation of the gospel is the law, which has not been destroyed by the coming of Christ, but has been incorporated into his gospel as the lesser into the greater. The sacrifices of the old covenant, for example, are still with us. They have in one sense ceased, but only to become greater in their comprehension in Christ’s sacrifice, in which we still partake. And so it is with all the law, which has not been revoked but remains alive in Christ.

At the center of the law are the commandments written once in stone . . .

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S. M. Hutchens is a senior editor.

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