Denethor, the Steward of Gondor, and the Law of Moses...

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  1. Daniel David

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    Okay, this would really only be recognized by the Lord of the Rings folks.

    Denethor plays an interesting role. He is the steward of Gondor. People are to obey him because he has absolute rule over the kingdom.

    He is to govern or keep the throne until the King comes.

    Gandalf says something interesting to him. He says that it is not up to him (Denethor) to deny the coming of the king.

    I know Tolkien did not intend this to be allegory, so I am not getting at that at all.

    I am saying that it is an interesting concept.

    The Law was given as a steward until the King would come. Once the King came, it was his law that the people were to obey. The King was sovereign over the steward, and thus had the authority to revoke, change, modify, or extend any and all of the steward's laws.

    Isn't that what Christ did?

    The Steward (the Law of Moses) had absolute authority over all people. This law ruled every aspect of life and was not to be ignored.

    Once the King came though, he revoked some laws, extended the meaning of others, and modified others.

    Sad how so many 'christians' follow Denethor instead of Elessar.
     
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    No biters?
     
  3. Tim

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    DD,

    I agree with you. Additionally, Denethor only led men to death and defeat, but the true king led them to victory.

    Viva Tolkien,

    Tim
     
  4. Daniel David

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    Tim, is that because the Law kills?

    Is it any wonder why those who believe the 10 commandments should be the rule of Christians today disappear in these discussions?
     
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    That is all it was ever designed to do.

    Tim
     
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  7. Dr. Bob

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    Let it die. Tolkien had some serious issues and maybe not that many here are interested!

    BTW, do we have a forum for books and discussions based upon them? YES WE DO.
     

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