Sacerdotalism

~ I recently discovered that David H. J. Gay has a website where he freely makes available a lot of his books and articles. Thus far I have been following him on Youtube or on occasion have gone to Amazon to purchase some of his works but now – wow! I have discovered a spiritual treasure trove or resources at his website and its all free.

Now, in case you are not familiar with him, I will just say quickly that he is a preacher and theologian who is one of the clearest and most prolific expositor of New Covenant Theology, a theology which stands in contrast to Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism.

That all said…

In the past two days I have been googling Sacerdotalism – “Yes. I know… Sacerwhat? Sacerhuh?” This is something most people have never heard of. However I have been looking around for a church to attend to and one group that I have looked into, the Anglicans, has been described as such. So I have been doing some research to get clarity on the matter. Anyway here is a link to the pdf version of his book if you want to read it:

Matthew 5:17 & Luke 16:17

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. ~ Matthew 5:17

“It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.” ~ Luke 16:17

For now I just want to get my comments started. I will have to continue to think about this another day.

~~~> Suppose you keep a New Years Resolution: You resolution is that you will read the entire Bible in that year. So  – so you read the Bible and finish reading the entire Bible by March. So in March, you have basically fulfilled your New Years Resolution. You do not need to continue to try to read the entire Bible again to fulfill the New Years resolution.