Thoughts on Thursday (on Friday) – Geerhardus Vos Quote

Ok, its a day late, but here is a great quote to ponder and meditate on.  It comes from Geerhardus Vos – the father of Biblical Theology – by way of the blog Of First Importance:

“In a broad sense the Old Testament was the economy of conviction of sin. The law revealed the moral helplessness of man, placed him under a curse, worked death. There was, of course, gospel under and in the Old Covenant, but it was for its expression largely dependent on the silent symbolic language of alter and sacrifice and lustration. Under it the glory which speaks of righteousness was in hiding.

In the New Covenant all this has been changed. The veil has been rent, and through it an unobstructed view is obtained of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. And with this vision comes the assurance of atonement, satisfaction, acces to God, peace of conscience, liberty, eternal life.”

– Geerhardus Vos, Grace & Glory (Carlisle, Pa.: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1994), 96-97

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One thought on “Thoughts on Thursday (on Friday) – Geerhardus Vos Quote

  1. Vos makes a great point. It’s almost like the Law was a school master guiding us somewhere or to someone – I wonder where I have read that before.

    In reference to, “The veil has been rent, and through it an unobstructed view is obtained of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” I whole heartedly agree. I would also stress the fact that we still long for the day when we will “see him as he is.”

    What a joy it is that the curtain has been rent and through Jesus we have a most blessed comunion with God!

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