Obedience in the NT is completely different-in-kind than in the OT
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Obedience to commandments in the New (a) Covenant is completely different-in-kind than obeying any of the 613 commandments in the old covenant, just as the definition of New (a) is: “fresh, completely different-in-kind, unprecedented, sharing nothing with its predecessors, unique, and superior.” Let’s see how these 613 relate to the “obedience of faith.” Jesus said in John 14:15, “If you unconditionally-love Me, then keep (b) My officially-decreed commandments (c).” But just what are these? <Notes> a) chadash, kainos, b) certainly attend to carefully or guard that which you already possess.
I realize this study will be quite a shock to many Christians because of years and years of “the traditions of men” being drilled into us as valid Christian doctrine, but if you wade through this comprehensive, exhaustive study, you will not only become as convinced as I was after hundreds of hours of detailed research, but also extremely excited in your new-found freedom. There are only 2 commandments to be obedient to in the New Covenant:
- “Trusting-relying-faith in Christ” expressed by repentance and public confession that are necessary for salvation – see Surrender Control and water-baptism.
- “Unconditionally-love one another just Christ did us.”
Any more than that is the bondage of the Law! Remember, “The Lord is the [Holy] Spirit, and where the [Holy] Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (a), and “for freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke/chains of slavery” (b), and “you were called to freedom, brothers” (c). In the context of these verses, it’s clearly talking about “freedom from the Law of commandments!” <Notes> a) 2 Corinthians 3:17, b) Galatians 5:1, c) Galatians 5:13.