New Covenant Ways – BT8:  What are the “wineskins” of the NEW and Old Covenants that can be ruined?





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New Covenant Ways – BT8:  What are the “wineskins” of the NEW and Old Covenants that can be ruined?



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Just as the “old wineskins” are OT commandments that ‘prescribe the blood atonement’ and how to be “righteous with God,” the “new wineskins” of the NT are are completely-different-in-kind NEW commandments of a completely different-in-kind NEW covenant, that prescribe the ‘blood atonement of Christ’ and how to NOW be “righteous with God.”  Each covenant has its own “unique” set of commandments regarding both atonement and righteousness – that’s the very definition of chadash and kainos for “NEW” (a).  The NEW Covenant has only 2 entole commandments that have replaced ALL 613 of the old covenant commandments:  “to definitively/wholly have trusting-relying-faith in the name/authority of His Son Jesus Christ and/coupled to ongoingly unconditionally-love one another just as He (Christ) has given us [singular] entole commandment” (b).  Notice the coupling of “trusting-relying-faith and/coupled unconditional-love” that you see throughout the NT (c). <Notes> a) chadash, kainos: fresh, completely-different-in-kind, unprecedented, sharing nothing with its predecessors, unique, and superior, b) 1 John 3:23, c) 1 Thessalonians 3:6, 5:8; 1 Timothy 1:14, 2:15, 6:11; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 2:22; Revelation 2:19.


There is only one “work-doing of-from God in order to be saved” and that is “to have trusting-relying-faith in Him whom God has sent” (a) – see Logos Word of God – BT15, which is why you must “obey the gospel logos message” (b) as expressed so well in John 3:16-18, “God so unconditionally-loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever is routinely having trusting-relying-faith in Him should not perish but have zoe genuine-life everlasting . . . Whoever is routinely having trusting-relying-faith  in Him is not condemned, but whoever is in possibility not routinely having trusting-relying-faith is condemned already, because he has already [with ongoing effects] in possibility not had trusting-relying-faith in the name/authority of the only Son of God.”  Jesus declared: “I eido mentally ‘see’ to perceive/know that His (the Father’s) commandment is eternal zoe genuine-life and this is what I speak” (c).  <Notes> a) John 6:29, b) Romans 10:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17, c) John 12:50.


In order for a Jew to become a Christian, they MUST no longer put their trusting-relying-faith in OT commandments about blood purification and righteousness for God’s earned, merited, deserved, conditional-loving-favor contained in the Law but totally-surrender by putting their trusting-relying-faith instead in the unearned, unmerited, undeserved, unconditional-loving-favor-of-Grace of God that would sacrifice His only Son for our atoning blood purification and righteousness. Certainly, “Christ unconditionally-loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering (a) and sacrifice to God” (b). <Notes> a) like the smell of burning blood on the sacrificial alter, b) Ephesians 5:2.


The only entole officially-decreed, universally-binding, commandment that Christ Himself added in 1 John 3:23 above that was completely-different-in-kind “New” than ALL other OT commandment, was “My completely-different-in-kind NEW commandment” is to “ongoingly unconditionally-love one another (mutually or reciprocally) – just as I have unconditionally-loved you, you also are to ongoingly unconditionally-love one another” (a) – see Logos Word of God – BT16.  This is called “the Law of Christ” (b), which means the first half of 1 John 3:23 can now be viewed as “the Law of the Father,” which Jesus faithfully preached.  <Notes> a) John 13:34; 15:12; 1 John 3:23, b) 1 Corinthians 9:21; Galatians 6:2.





Clearly the completely-different-in-kind “New wineskins” are the logos message of Christ, “the cup” that is Christ Himself, and the preached gospel logos message about Himself and His New Covenant, which all about “definitively/wholly having trusting-relying-faith in Him, that is, trusting-relying-faith in the Father and Son’s logos message of unconditional-love for us.  In order to be saved you must totally surrender through repentance by publicly confessing “Jesus is Lord” (owner and master) and be water-baptized to die with Christ, transfer your sin to Him, and be raised with Him by the enabling-power of the Holy Spirit for Christ to transfer His righteousness to you in order to be born again (or born from above) by the atoning, propitiating blood of Jesus – see Salvation.  The only other complete-different-in-kind “New” entole commandment part of this completely-different-in-kind New Covenant is directed to the saved:  “ongoingly unconditionally-love one another (reciprocal or mutual) – just as I have unconditionally-loved you, you also are to ongoingly unconditionally-love one another (reciprocal or mutual).”  The are the “New things” of God.





Lord, thank You so much that the completely-different-in-kind “New wineskins” that contain Your “New Wine” blood of the atonement and our righteousness NOW under a completely-different-in-kind New Covenant are simply that are so often coupled throughout the NT – “trusting-relying-faith” in You “and/coupled unconditionally-loving one another” as You did us.  Thank You for keeping the New Covenant simple for us little children and other “least among you” for which the kingdom belongs – only 2 commandments NOW to keep careful guard over.




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Spiritual Education, old wineskins are 613 Old Testament commandments and many rituals for righteousness, new wineskins are only 2 New Testament commandments of faith and love, Faith in the Son is the only commandment from the Father to get saved, Love one another as I have loved you is the only commanding by Christ to the saved

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