Luke 5:38 The Gospel is Not a Patch

Luke 5:38 (KJV)
But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.

Gill says this new wine is the gospel and that the contrast Jesus is making is the difference between the traditions of the Pharisees over the Word of God. The scribes and Pharisees had murmured about the company His disciples kept, and that they did not keep the traditional fasts and vain prayers of the Jews.

The point Jesus made was that the message He came to give could not blend with the traditions of Judaism. They would not receive it and would only grow indignant from it. It would be impossible to patch up Judaism. Those who had grown accustomed to the old would have no taste for the new.

Enter the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a new bottle suited for the new wine of Jesus’ gospel.

The lesson is that the old Jewish faith, though not finished until the end of the seven years of Tribulation, is not the focus of the ministry of Christ. Judaism and Christianity are separate. The New Testament believer must come completely out of the old religion if he would enjoy the taste of new faith in Christ.

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Luke 5:38 The Gospel is Not a Patch

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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