New Covenant Ways

 

 

 

 

Old covenant ways don’t work in the New Covenant

 

 

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Jesus taught that the old covenant’s “way” of doing things just wasn’t going to work under the completely-different-in-kind New (b) Covenant, despite many modern churches’ obsession with OT commandments and practices.  Jesus said that fasting, a very established Jewish tradition, no longer was something He nor His disciples would practice, except when they mourned His death (a).  Why?  Because the “New (b) Wine” of the Holy Spirit just wouldn’t be contained or controlled by the “old wineskins” any more than a “new patch” will “stay put” when sewn on an old garment.  We have to be willing to “let go” of our human traditions, even those taught by our churches, if we want to receive the New Covenant Ways.  Jesus would say the same thing about churches today that He said to the Jews:  “For the sake of (or to hold onto) your tradition you have made void (or left) the commandment of God” (c), but in this case the only 2 NT commandments.  Most likely Paul would also have to say to some churches:  “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from The trusting-relying-Faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teaching from demons through . . . liars . . . who forbid marriage (d) and require abstinence from foods (e) that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who have trusting-relying-faith and/coupled have already [with ongoing results] genuinely, experientially, relationally epiginosko known The Truth” (f).  <Notes> a) Matthew 9:14-17; Mark 2:18-22; Luke 5:33-38, b) chadash, kainos: fresh, completely different-in-kind, unprecedented, sharing nothing with its predecessors, unique, and superior, c) Matthew 15:6; Mark 7:8, d) the Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, e) Trappist monks, Franciscans, Benedictines, Carthusians, Cistercians, Seventh-day Adventists, meat-free celebrations of Lent by Anglicans, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, and Orthodox denominations, f) 1 Timothy 4:1-3.

 

Paul included fasting and asceticism as the stoicheion “rudimental principles” common to all religions that come from the “elemental spirits” (a).  In the most reliable Greek manuscripts there is no mention of fasting except in the earliest stages of the Jewish Church (b).  All other references were added into the later manuscripts by monks who followed the Catholic churches teaching of it – more “traditions of men.”  We can actually see the “fasting” notation in the margins added into the text in later copies!  There are many other teachings from demons other than marriage prohibition, fasting, and dietary laws that are ruling every aspect of this world (c), all of their religions, most of their music industries, and sadly many churches are buying into it “hook, line, and sinker” instead of akouo listening to the prophetic rhema words of the Lord! <Notes> a) Colossians 2:8, 16-18, 20-23, b) Acts 13:2-3, 14:23, c) Colossians 2:8.

 

 

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BT1:  Absolutely nothing from the old covenant was meant for the New Covenant

 

BT2:  God’s “New Things” are completely-different-in-kind and superior

 

BT2a:  We all need to know how completely-different-in-kind the New Covenant is

 

BT2b:  The New Covenant is absolutely ‘NEW’ and so nothing like the old and worn-out

 

BT3:  New Covenant WAYS replaced and ended the old covenant ways

 

BT4:  The NT cites the OT that the New Covenant is absolutely not like the old covenant

 

BT4a:  The GREAT NEWS Gospel has absolutely nothing to do with OT commandments

 

BT4b:  Christians are to have absolutely nothing to do with the OT Law

 

See also  Logos Word of God – BT5a:  At least 97.4% of the Old Testament graphe scripture actually is the old covenant or Law

 

BT5:  Our “flesh” is why the old covenant failed miserably and why it was ended

 

BT5a:  The old covenant failed to stop sin so it was replaced by a superior New Covenant

 

BT5b:  The OT commandments of God will absolutely not make you holier

 

BT6:  “The Flesh” is just as much the old covenant’s “Law of Sin and Death”

 

BT7:  New Wine can’t be put into old wineskins or both are ruined

 

BT8:  What are the “wineskins” for the “wine” of the NEW and old covenants?

 

BT9:  How can the New Wine of Christ’s atoning blood actually, ongoingly be spilled out?

 

BT10:  How can the “New wine” of Christ’s blood be put into the “old wineskins” of the OT?

 

BT11:  How does any of this ‘NEW wine and old wineskins’ relate to Christian music? 

 

Trusting-relying-faith and unconditional-loving-favor-of-grace are completely-different-in-kind New Covenant distinctions.  The OT rarely speaks of these – See Only 2 Commandments page.

 

Trusting-relying-faith versus works, whether OT or NT works – see Only 2 Commandments and Obedient Steps of Faith pages.

 

Faithfulness requires trusting-relying-faith to the end in order to be saved.  Trusting-relying-faith is fellowship, not an event! – see Only 2 Commandments and Obedient Steps of Faith pages.

 

In the completely-different-in-kind New Covenant there are only 2 entole official, universally-binding commandments and they have absolutely nothing to do with any of the 613 OT commandments, including the 2 greatest that sum up the entire OT of “Loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself.”  The “trusting-relying-faith and/coupled unconditional-love” that the NT speaks of are completely-different-in-kind by definition of “New commandments” – see Only 2 Commandments and Logos Word of God – BT14 pages.

 

The essence of trusting-relying-faith is actually unconditional-love or The Law of Christ – see Unconditional-love page.

 

God’s unconditional-love doesn’t condemn His children to eternal separation from Him – see Unconditional-love and Least Among You – BT11 pages.

 

Love sometimes has to be tough, so it calls for just judgment see Unconditional-love page.

 

BT12:  Yet legalistic Christians insist on having many commandments

 

BT13:  The OT was meant for Jews NOT Gentiles

 

BT13a:  The OT scriptures were only for the Jews and only UNTIL Christ finished them

 

BT13b:  Then of what value is OT scripture for Christians under the New Covenant?

 

BT13c:  What value are the NT writings for Christians under the New Covenant?

 

BT14:  The New Covenant brings a completely-different-in-kind WAY to receive from God

 

BT15:  The ‘WAY of  righteousness’ completely shifted from the old to the New Covenant

 

BT16:  The New Covenant also has a completely-different-in-kind WAY to know God’s will

 

See also Least Among You – BT8:  Little children discern God’s will by the means of the Spirit

 

BT17:  Scripture’s precept-upon-precept study WAY to knowing God is a baited trap

 

For an understanding of how “The Word of God” WAY to know God radically changed between covenants – see Logos Word of God – BT19.

 

BT18:  The study of scripture is a snare, trap, and trap-trigger-stumbling-block with payback

 

Christians are NOW the “holy writings” of God – see Logos Word of God – BT20.

 

BT19:  Church teacher-leaders push the bible, but God pushes the Holy Spirit!

 

 

 

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