Saturday, January 29, 2011

18 New Testament Misconceptions No. 15

#15: The “New” Covenant

The “New” Covenant is introduced within the writings of the “Old” (please see Jeremiah 31:31-34 / Hebrews 8:8). So, when Hebrews 8:13 says that the Renewed Covenant is to put aside the “Old,” it is not that the Old became obsolete and terminated. Rather, it is a clear fact of Scripture that the “New” Covenant arises as a contingency out of the “Old,” because Israel rejected YHWH’s laws. If the “New” Covenant gains its power from what was revealed beforehand, then what came before cannot be rendered as useless. Paul explains this matter:

“That is why he is the one who mediates the renewed covenant between Elohim and people, so that all who are invited can receive the eternal inheritance Elohim has promised them. For Mashiyach died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant” (Hebrews 9:15).

This is, once again, also described in the “Old” covenant and was in fact prophesied in Isaiah 53:1-12. In reality, the terms “Old” and “New” Covenant are a misnomer, of course, and very misleading. Nevertheless the Ancient Paths that lead to the Everlasting Truth about the Renewed Covenant are right within most Bibles, accessible by all “lovers of Truth.”

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