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"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
"But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
I always found this painting of John the Baptist by Da Vinci pretty interesting, especially his hand gestures. Maybe Da Vinci was telling us something about John? He is kind of an enigma within the bible.
you have to wonder why Jesus is depicted with the Sacred Heart which has flames coming from it if everyone who believes in him will have rivers of water flow from their heart.
28 I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
The old testament represents the law, represents justice according to God
Kill and be killed, sin and face the consequences of your actions.
The ultimate cost of sin is destruction and there is no alternative.
Its the natural balance of the broken world due to Adams sin.
The law must be adjudicated and destruction is the penalty of sin
Jesus is revealed in the NT and he steps into the sinners place and accepts our judgement and punishment if we acknowledge Him
The law still stands, Christians dont face the full burden of the law as they should be in Jesus, with the dwelling Spirit inside.
Yes the OT law is valid and will be used to judge the world