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Relating the Old Covenant and the New Covenant Don’t underestimate the value and beauties of the Old Covenant, or the law (Pslam 119:8, Romans 9:1-6) Three The Old Covenant Don’t underestimate the exceedingegregious value and beauty of the New errors to Covenant (2 Peter 1:4, 2 Cor. 3 & 4). avoid. Never blend the dynamics of the Old and New Covenants (Romans 11:6, Gal. 3). The New Covenant
AN INCORRECT VIEW OF THE OLD AND NEW COVENANTSThe Core TruthsRelating the Old Covenant tothe New Covenant. Never blend the teachings of the Old Covenant into the New Covenant The Old Covenant The New Covenant Our non-Dispensational The “hard sayings” Any works-based system… of Jesus were given brethren try to use the to show us our will nullify grace. Gal. 2:21 gospels to “bridge” or need of grace, not as a means of our Rom 11:6 And if by grace, blend the dynamics of salvation or then is it no more of works: these two covenants. sanctification! otherwise grace is no more Some use the gospels You do not have to grace. But if it be of works, to terrorize believers agonize about your then is it no more grace: into compliance. salvation. You can rest in God’s otherwise work is no more promise! work.
The Core Truths A STATEMENT WORTH REPEATING…Relating the Old Covenantto the New Covenant. The Gospels are not a “bridge” between Law and Grace The Old Covenant The New Covenant When we confuse the church and Israel we inevitably “blend” law and grace. When we confuse the purpose and content of Christ’s teachings with the New Covenant we inevitably blend law and grace. Consistent Dispensationalists are the only people on the planet who do not confuse the workings of the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.
What the Bible Says Gal 2:21-3:18 (21) I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ isThe Law nullifies grace dead in vain.and makes the death of (1) O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitchedChrist meaningless… you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidentlyWith respect to salvation set forth, crucified among you? (2) This only would I learn of you, Received ye(2: 21) the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?With respect to (3) Are ye so foolish? having begun in thesanctification (3:3) Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (4) Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. (5) He therefore that ministereth to you theFaith supercedes the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doethlaw because the he it by the works of the law, or by the hearingAbrahamic covenant of faith? (6) Even as Abraham believed God, and it waswas by faith, not accounted to him for righteousness.works. (7) Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
What the Bible Says Continued… Gal 2:21-3:18 Continued… (8) And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith,Faith precedes the law. preached before the gospel unto Abraham,This is why gentiles can saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.be saved too. (9) So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. (10) For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in allFaith excedes the law. things which are written in the book of the lawThe law can only to do them.curse; never justify. (11) But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. (12) And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
What the Bible Says Continued… Gal 2:21-3:18 Continued… (13) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse ofFaith satisfies the law. the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written,Christ took its curse upon Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:Himself. (14) That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (15) Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Faith preempts the law. Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be The Abrahamic confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. covenant came first (16) Now to Abraham and his seed were the and cannot be promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of preempted by a later many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is covenant. Christ. (17) And this I say, that the covenant, that was (God cannot change confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot His Word.) disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. (18) For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
The Core TruthsRelating the Old Covenant A BIBLICAL VIEW OF THE OLD AND NEW COVENANTSto the New Covenant. BOTH COVENANTS REFLECT GOD’S CHARACTER • Understand that the character of God can be seen in both Covenants. • Both covenants are expressions of the Royal Law. (Mark 12:28-31, Jas. 2:8) • This is why the Old Testament saint loved God’s law. The Old Covenant The New Covenant 2. BOTH COVENANTS ARE BASED ON THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT The Old Covenant which was given 400 years after the Abrahamic Covenant cannot disannul the *Abrahamic Covenant. This covenant is still in effect. It cannot be nullified! 3. ONE COVENANT WAS A TEMPORARY COVENANT WITH A TEMPORARY PURPOSE Read 2 Cor. 3 & 4.