Was that a Renewed Covenant or New Covenant
12-20-2008, 07:29 PM
RE: Was that a Renewed Covenant or New Covenant
Mat 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink you all of it;
Mat 26:28 For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Luk 22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you.
Jesus speaks of the New Covenant in His blood.
In the second chapter of Corinthians we can see where Paul lists three differences between these two covenants.
2Co 3:3 Since you are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart.
2Co 3:6 Who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.
2Co 3:7 But if the ministry of death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
2Co 3:8 How shall not the ministry of the Spirit be more glorious?
2Co 3:9 For if the ministry of condemnation be glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness exceed in glory.
2Co 3:10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excels.
2Co 3:11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remains is glorious.
He says the Old Covenant that was engraved in stones was glorious but that the ministry of the spirit was more glorious, because the glory of the ministry of the law given Moses was passing away .The glory of the New overshadows the glory of the old.
Thus we see that the first was a temporary one whose glory passed away, yet the New being eternal, remained.
The Old was a ministry of condemnation (v9) and death (v7), the New is the ministry of life(v6) and righteousness(v9).The law is holy but due to man´s inability to adhere to it, it became a ministry of death, showing us that man can never be righteous by his own efforts.
As Isaiah the prophet said, all our righteousness is as filthy rags.
Luk 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luk 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
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RE: Was that a Renewed Covenant or New Covenant - strefanash - 12-24-2008, 02:51 AM
RE: Was that a Renewed Covenant or New Covenant - aahavaa - 12-20-2008 07:29 PM
RE: Was that a Renewed Covenant or New Covenant - strefanash - 12-24-2008, 10:44 PM
RE: Was that a Renewed Covenant or New Covenant - strefanash - 02-04-2009, 02:39 AM
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