So Trekkson you misrepresent and misunderstand the word of God. Grace and faith were always necessary to receive blessings from God, but today grace stands alone in the fellowship of the mystery Israel, the law, or covenants as the way God blesses the world. This does not negate the first, but goes beyond it. To many Christians this seems to say that God changed his mind between the two covenants, or that God was different in the Old Covenant from what we find in the New Covenant. They broke that covenant with me even though I was their husband, declares the Lord.
How much more we can come to if we only would have faith and rise up to our privileges under the New Covenant? God is not destroying those in the flood having given them any less help than he gives to us today. In doing this, we can see that the word most nearly means a promise or oath. The Old Covenant is actually a synonym for the law, and the New Covenant a synonym for Grace. So Jesus saw that specifically his death would bring about this new covenant. God's will is, that every single one of His children who come under Grace, rise to a higher level than John the Baptist.
If the Old Covenant was an everlasting covenant , there can never be any New Covenant. Obey the law, and you will be God's people. A covenant is like a contract. Disclaimer: We are not responsible for all views posted on this website. The text here speaks of light. Christ is the obvious answer, but what does that mean? God will forgive Israel and his people of their wrongdoing.
Does God give you the Spirit and work miracles among you because you do what the Law requires or because you hear the gospel and believe it? Faith is the same and Grace is the same. I guess it depends on what context you consider when one reads this verse. Conclusion Covenant Theology versus New Covenant Theology? The New Covenant, into which believers in the sacrifice of God's son could enter, would have a new law and effective provisions. Everything about the old covenant, it is argued, has been completely replaced by the new. Whereas the old covenant was given to Israel, and the new covenant was given to believing Israel, the fellowship of the mystery is for all that believe the gospel of Christ: Jew or Gentile 2 Cor 5:17; Eph 2:15; Col 3:11. Some even declare that the Jewish people are saved by the grace of God during this present dispensation, but that the Jewish people of the past and indeed Jewish people of the future are somehow to be justified by Jewish heritage or lineage, in a divine establishment of obedience to the law.
Our goal here on this site, is to share with you, this fantastic good news of the great grace of God that gives true and everlasting hope to anyone who hears and receives Jesus. Amendments to the Old Covenant included the discontinuance of sacrifices as we have in Jesus the perfect sacrifice paid for all sin. He took the good news to them that they could receive the benefit of His sacrifice and be born again. It's not, as you propose, those who fail to obey the law. Paul knew that God would again open the eyes of Israel and save them in the future and that He would never cast them away.
Justification, right-standing with God and the new birth are attained only by faith in the blood of Jesus Romans 3:21-26. Such reject Christ's sacrifice, and instead seek righteousness by works of the law. That is how the Old Covenant works is passed away for us in this sense of becoming dead to the law through the death of the body of Christ. He was to come and confirm or ratify what was already a Covenant promise. The Covenant of works and the Covenant of Grace, both in harmony and continuity. We can say the Old was the example, which the New brought to light, its obligations fulfilled in Christ.
You refer to God's will. Access to the Holy of Holies the presence of God limited to the High Priest 4. Each element, office, process or service listed in the second column relates to spiritual fact or experience affecting all who have covenanted to do God's will since the inauguration of the New Covenant at Pentecost. The law is now written on our hearts, because Christ has gone to the cross to establish its new birth in us, and indeed retroactively for all those elect who came before us. The Old Covenant of works conditional is passed away for both Old and New Covenant saints, that they no longer fall under its sentence of death. By contrast, it is my belief that Dispensational Theology is not only biblically untenable, but disjointed and fundamentally flawed at the very core.
Those laws are all still kept in Him. The Old Testament saints were saved by Grace exactly as the New Testament saints were. The Lord wished to have His written in the hearts of the people who in turn promised that they would do that themselves, thus relying on their own works instead of letting God do the work in them. God does that which men tried and failed to do in the Old Covenant. You quote 1 that those who do not keep his commandments are liars. With all our writings and postings, we want to brag on God, remember Jesus and His finished work at the cross, and their amazing love and great grace towards each of us. The unclean meat represented unclean men.
Peace, Copyright 2000 Tony Warren For other studies free for the Receiving, Visit our web Site The Mountain Retreat! These remarks in Hebrews, along with others elsewhere, have caused many to ask whether God made a mistake with the old covenant. Exodus 19:5 most clearly lays out the Mosaic covenant: So now, if you faithfully obey me and stay true to my covenant, you will be my most precious possession out of all the peoples, since the whole earth belongs to me. Meaning that Christ fulfilled the conditions of the Old Covenant of law or works, that it may no longer condemn us as it does the unsaved. The word testament in the Greek is the exact same word translated Covenant. The law states that the wages of sin is death, and that is still the valid law, but we keep the law of sinlessness and perfectly which is required in the death of Christ Jesus.
Continual sacrifices needed for sin 10. I won't get into details here, but basically Jesus' death would cause God's law to be placed in the hearts of his people and therefore bring about the new covenant. I am not so worried about people still looking at the law and wishing to do what is right, love God and their neighbour. Jesus' one sacrificial payment for sin by His death on the cross means no more sacrifices are needed 11. If it did, then there is obviously continuity rather than discontinuity. In the New Covenant, God makes the promises instead of the people.