Sunday, March 08, 2009

quote of the week: Scot McKnight on The Jesus Creed

The Jesus Creed exhorts us to see that the most important commandments in the entire Bible are two: to love God and to love others. All the other commandments and prohibitions - and there are 611 others - derive from one of these two most important commandments.

4 comments:

Lanny said...

The other commandments kinda explain how to do the main two don't they.

nAncY said...

six hundred and eleven...wow

Ted M. Gossard said...

Lanny,
I think that's a good way to put it. And in context of the times and place in salvation history, one might say. Though at least we can draw principles from them (as in Leviticus, for example). Certainly back to the two greatest commandments.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes, Nancy. Your words remind me of Peter speaking about the heavy yoke of the law. It was meant to have fulfillment through Christ by the Spirit in the hearts of God's people in the promised new covenant.