Don’t Mix the Old and New Covenants — A Quote by Kris Vallotton in “Developing a Supernatural Lifestyle”

“People who don’t believe that the blood of Jesus altered Heaven’s perspective towards this planet scare me! They create a schizophrenic culture because they bring the cold steel values of the Old Covenant into their grace-filled life in Christ. This usually results in a strange mixture of judgment and mercy that is not only confusing but is also self-mutilating, faultfinding, and often downright heartless. The Cross of Christ quenched the fires of judgment — unlocking the heart of God.”

— Kris Vallotton, “Developing a Supernatural Lifestyle”, Kindle location 698-700

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2 thoughts on “Don’t Mix the Old and New Covenants — A Quote by Kris Vallotton in “Developing a Supernatural Lifestyle”

  1. Arsenio Billingham

    Do you think it would be safe to say that this is symptomatic of the “leaven of the Pharisees?”
    It seems to me that there is a significant percentage of Christianity that seems to want to extend to the world a sense of fear rather than a sense of peace. Of judgment rather than grace. Of finger pointing and debating rather than unity. Of intellectual elitism rather than humility and edification. All of the former seem to me to be fitting with the picture painted of the Pharisees in the Bible.
    To me, this is a pretty big elephant in the room that I don’t hear mentioned often. I can see how it could be delicate ground on which to tread, though…

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  2. Tim Thomas Post author

    Sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment! Snow and a youth retreat just had me pretty distracted… And thanks for your comment! I think that the traditional church has carried with it a sense of judgment for sin. I think you can only do this as a main theme if you view God as judge rather than God as the kind of Father that we see in the story that Jesus told of the Prodigal Son. The story has a happy ending because 1) the son decided to return home; 2) the father gladly and lovingly received him. I think that there is a story about separation that is in some sense a story about judgment; but that story turns into one of family and being home.

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