Friday, June 13, 2014

The New Covenant

- Here God tells us that the New Covenant will supersede the Old Covenant. Through Christ, God establishes a blood covenant/a marriage covenant with us that lasts forever. Through Christ, the Old Covenant is fulfilled and its purpose is accomplished. "In fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which He is Mediator is superior to the old one, since the New Covenant is established on better promises." (Hebrews 8:6)
- God will put His law in our minds and write it on our hearts, not on tablets of stones as He did the Ten Commandments. By His Holy Spirit, He gives us the desire to love and obey Him. He empowers us to obey and live holy lives. His Word governs our thoughts, words, and actions. God intends that His Word will transform us from the inside out. Head knowledge alone (without transformation) results in pride and legalism. "You are a letter from Christ...written not with ink but with the Spirit of the Living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts." (2 Corinthians 3:3)
- Christ made it possible for us to have a personal, eternal relationship with God...to know God experientially. Through Christ's shed blood for us, we've been justified and received the complete forgiveness of sin (past, present, and future) from God. "For by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy...And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary." (Hebrews 10:14, 18)

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...

WHY WERE DENOMINATIONS CREATED? BY STEVE FINNELL

Were denominations created so they could teach the apostles doctrine? No they were not.

Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.(NKJV)

The Roman Catholic denomination was established so it could teach the doctrine of popes, cardinals, the doctrine of the Roman Catholic denomination.

The Lutheran denomination was formed so they could teach the doctrine of Martin Luther.

The Baptist denominations were brought into existence so they could teach the doctrine of John Calvin and that of Baptist preachers.

Denominations were formed so they could teach doctrines contrary the doctrine of the apostles.

Can you name one denomination that teaches the terms for pardon that the apostle Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost?(Acts 2:22-41 ......40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation." 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them,)(NKJV)

Peter did not preach. .1 Salvation by good works. 2. Salvation by Law keeping. 3. Salvation by grace alone. Salvation by faith only. 5. Salvation by saying the Sinner's Prayer.

Peter preached. 1. Faith; John 3:16. 2. Confession; Romans 10:9. 3. Repentance; Acts 2:38. 4. Water Baptism; Acts 2:38.
Peter preached the apostles doctrine.

Denominations were created to teach and preach the doctrines of men.

Mark 7:5-13......"making the word of God of no effect through your traditions which you have handed down. And many such things you do."(NKJV)

Denominations were created to teach the traditions of men.

If all believers in Christ taught the apostles doctrine, found in the New Testament Scriptures, there would be no denominations.



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