When we teach from Psalm 51 (David’s lamentation over his guilt concerning Bathsheba and Uriah), must we entirely suspend the fact that there is a new covenant, that Jesus has borne and forgiven all our sin, making us righteous and holy, that He has given us a new heart and the same nature as His, united us with Himself, and that, since He now actually lives in us, He will not ever leave us nor forsake us, let alone remove Himself from us?
Some of us teach as though there is virtually no difference in man’s relationship with God between the former and new covenants.
Yeah, I went to a church yesterday. . .I swear you'd have thought Jesus hadn't done a thing for us, so people's approach to God was based on their own merit, not His.
And that's more than a little bit whacked.
Grrrrrr. . .