The Fullness of Time

Thursday, 05 Jul 2007

As an Israelite, Christ was born into a works covenant: "Born under the Law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law" (Gal. 4:4). (1) From the beginning, the promise of the covenant of grace depended upon a substitute-the seed of the woman-who would both fulfill the positive requirements of the law and bear the requisite curse for the broken covenant of creation. The completion of his life's mission at Calvary was also the founding of a New Covenant community in his shed blood (Luke 22:20). The ...

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