New Covenant Ways are Completely Different and Superior
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The New Covenant Ways don’t include anything from the Old Covenant and are Superior:
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 Old Testament commandments and practices. Jesus said that fasting, a very established Jewish tradition not even commanded in the Law, no longer was something He nor His disciples would practice, except when they naturally mourned His death (a). Why? Because the “New (b) Wine” of the Holy Spirit just wouldn’t be contained or restrained 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 surrender by “letting go and letting God” of our human traditions, even those taught by our churches, if we want to benefit from the New Covenant’s Ways. <Notes> a) Matthew 9:14-17; Mark 2:18-22; Luke 5:33-38. Whether that was a tradition is irrelevant because who would want to eat much after watch The Passion of the Christ, b) chadash, kainos: fresh, completely different-in-kind, unprecedented, sharing nothing with its predecessors, unique, and superior.
Paul included fasting and asceticism as the stoicheion “rudimental, elementary 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 Church’s teaching of it – more “traditions of men!” We can actually see the “and fasting” addition in the margins that was then added to the text of 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! This borrowing from the old covenant or the world is what build The Great Wall quenching the Holy Spirit in churches! <Notes> a) Colossians 2:8, 16-18, 20-23, b) Acts 13:2-3, 14:23, c) Colossians 2:8.
Jesus would say the same thing about churches today that He said to the Jews: “For the sake of (or to hold onto) your traditions you have made void (or left behind) the commandment of God” (a). Now under the completely-different-in-kind New Covenant, many churches have done this to its only 2 commandments that have nothing to do with “Loving God with all your heart . . . and loving your neighbor as yourself!” 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 (b) and require abstinence from foods (c) 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” (d). <Notes> a) Matthew 15:6; Mark 7:8, b) the Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, c) Trappist monks, Franciscans, Benedictines, Carthusians, Cistercians, Seventh-day Adventists, meat-free celebrations of Lent by Anglicans, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, and Orthodox denominations, d) 1 Timothy 4:1-3.
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BT1: Absolutely nothing from the old covenant was meant for the New Covenant, Watch the video
BT2: God’s “New Things” are completely-different-in-kind and superior, Watch the video
BT2a: We all need to know how completely-different-in-kind the New Covenant is, Watch the video
BT2b: The New Covenant is absolutely ‘NEW’ and so nothing like the old and worn-out, Watch the video
BT3: New Covenant WAYS replaced and ended the old covenant ways, Watch the video
BT4: The NT cites the OT that the New Covenant is absolutely not like the old covenant, Watch the video – Part 1, Part 2
BT4a: The GREAT NEWS Gospel has absolutely nothing to do with OT commandments, Watch the video
BT4b: Christians are to have absolutely nothing to do with the OT Law, Watch the video
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, Watch the video
BT5a: The old covenant failed to stop sin so it was replaced by a superior New Covenant, Watch the video
BT5b: The OT commandments of God will absolutely not make you holier, Watch the video
BT6: “The Flesh” is just as much the old covenant’s “Law of Sin and Death”, Watch the video – Part 1, Part 2
BT7: New Wine can’t be put into old wineskins or both are ruined, Watch the video
BT8: What are the “wineskins” for the “wine” of the NEW and old covenants?, Watch the video
BT9: How can the New Wine of Christ’s atoning blood actually, ongoingly be spilled out?, Watch the video
BT10: How can the “New wine” of Christ’s blood be put into the “old wineskins” of the OT?, Watch the video
BT11: How does any of this ‘NEW wine and old wineskins’ relate to Christian music? , Watch the video
Trusting-relying-faith and unconditional-loving-favor-of-grace are completely-different-in-kind New Covenant distinctions. The Old Testament 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 a relationship, 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 old covenant commandments, including the 2 greatest that sum up the entire Old Testament of “Loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself.” The “trusting-relying-faith and/coupled unconditional-love” that the New Testament speaks of are also completely-different-in-kind by definition of “New commandment” – 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, Watch the video – Part 1, Part 2
BT13: The OT was meant for Jews NOT Gentiles, Watch the video
BT13a: The OT scriptures were only for the Jews and only UNTIL Christ finished them, Watch the video
BT13b: Then of what value is OT scripture for Christians under the New Covenant?, Watch the video
BT13c: What value are the NT writings for Christians under the New Covenant?, Watch the video
BT14: The New Covenant brings a completely-different-in-kind WAY to receive from God, Watch the video
BT15: The ‘WAY of righteousness’ completely shifted from the old to the New Covenant, Watch the video
BT16: The New Covenant also has a completely-different-in-kind WAY to know God’s will, Watch the video – Part 1, Part 2
See also Least Among You – BT8: Little children discern God’s will by the means of the Spirit
See also: Video – 1-2-23 Prophecy: Godliness NOT from writings but the Holy Spirit, the NEW Wine, by STARING at Jesus
BT17: Scripture’s precept-upon-precept study WAY to knowing God is a baited trap, Watch the video – Part 1, Part 2
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, Watch the video
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!, Watch the video
More to come!
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