Tablets of Stone and the History of Redemption
A study of the proper role of The Ten Commandments in the life of a Christian believer. As we read God’s plan of salvation unfolds in Scripture, the Law of God in the Old Testament must be correctly understood. Reisinger is masterful in his understanding of the relationship between law and grace.
About the Author
About the Author
John Reisinger (1924-2018) served as pastor of several churches during his lengthy lifetime of ministry. He was a mentor to many young pastors. He is also author of Abraham’s Four Seeds and the History of Redemption and But I Say Unto You.
Important Remarks from the Preface
“I am sure the following question is going to be on the mind of many readers before they get very far in this book. “If what you are saying is so clearly presented in the Scriptures, why have so many theologians missed it?” The answer is really quite simple. The Jewish teachers and leaders of Christ’s day had the accumulated teaching of all the Old Testament Scriptures that clearly told of a coming Messiah, and they also had the traditional wisdom of those who had preceded them for hundreds of years.
Why, then, did they miss the Messiah when He came? How can Catholic scholars study the Bible all their lives, yet miss the fact of justification by faith alone? Why does one group of Christians see the truth of the Doctrines of Grace, yet another sees only man’s free will? Why do Presbyterians insist the Bible teaches infant baptism while Baptists are convinced the same Bible teaches a believers-only baptism by immersion? And why do great scientists spend a lifetime investigating evidence that leads to God the Creator, yet only find support for evolution? The explanation in every one of the above cases is the same.
The answer is that each person finds only that for which he looks! When we adopt a comprehensive ‘system’ of beliefs and are convinced that our system is correct, we automatically close our minds to any enlightenment or change. From that point forward, all of our study will consist of looking for further proof of what we already believe….”
Table of Contents
- The Necessity of Using Biblical Terminology
- The Old, or First Covenant, and the Ten Commandments
- The Problem of Two Versions
- The Ten Commandments Are a Covenant Document
- The Ten Commandments Are a Legal or Works Covenant Document
- As Covenant Terms, The Ten Commandments Were Given Only to the Nation of Israel
- The Seventh-Day Sabbath was a Sign of the Mosaic Covenant
- The Tablets of Stone were the Center of Israel’s Worship
- The Tables of Stone, or Ten Commandments, as a Covenant Document, had a Historic Beginning and a Historical End
- The Biblical Significance of the Tablets of Stone
Appendix A: Hermeneutics and the Trininty
Appendix B: Is There a “Moral Law of God”?