Back To Basics: Covenants

by Frank Jamerson When brethren make such statements as: “Jesus did not come to establish a covenant which was different from any previous arrangements,” and “Jesus is the covenant victim, not a covenant maker or law-maker,” it indicates a dire need to get back to basics. When men are confused about the difference between the…

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The Law and the Gospel

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/LawAndTheGospel.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Timothy 1:1-11   I.         I have frequent encounters with people who do not distinguish between the Old Testament and the New Testament             A.        None want to fully return to the Mosaical covenant, but each wants some feature found in the Old Testament to be binding on Christians             B.        Popular features seem…

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The Ten Commandments and the Old and New Testaments shall stand forever!

Question: Do not mislead the people with your manipulation of the Word of God and your omissions about the “Ten Commandments.” His Word and Commandments were, are and forever shall remain true! He alone is the Creator and the destroyer! No mortal with limited knowledge can change what He tells through the only Living Book, the…

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The Gospels and the Covenants

by Roger Blackwelder It has been observed that the traditional divisions we use to describe the Bible are inaccurate. Genesis through Malachi are called the Old Testament or Old Covenant. Matthew through Revelation are called the New Testament or New Covenant. The titles are problematic for at least two reasons: 1) The covenant between God…

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What is the eternal covenant?

Question: What is the eternal covenant? What is the difference from other covenants? Answer: “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in…

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Does the New Covenant require confirmation?

Question: Does the New Covenant require confirmation, the same thing the Israelites did when Moses with the twelve tribes of Israel confirmed the Covenant by acknowledgment and sprinkling of the blood? Answer: The Old Covenant was dedicated by the shedding of animal blood and that blood being sprinkled on the people. This acceptance was only…

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