A New Covenant – Moral Law

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Some might accuse us of taking the Bible out of context or cherry-picking.  When Jesus Christ established the New Covenant He made the Old void, but that means the judicial and ceremonial precepts are not mandated.

“Blotting out the handwriting of the decree that was against us, which was contrary to us. And he hath taken the same out of the way, fastening it to the cross: . . .” (Colossians 2:14)

What does this mean?  It means Jesus abolished the judicial and ceremonial law to the Cross, making it null and void, thus replacing it with another one.  Saint Paul said, “For the priesthood being translated, it is necessary that a translation also be made of the law” (Hebrews 7:12).  He continued to explain this.

“Which is a parable of the time present: according to which gifts and sacrifices are offered, which can not, as to the conscience, make him perfect that serveth, only in meats and in drinks, And divers washings, and justices of the flesh laid on them until the time of correction. But Christ, being come an high priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hand, that is, not of this creation: . . . And therefore he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death, for the redemption of those transgressions, which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance. ” (Hebrews 9:9-15)

He mentions “gifts and sacrifices are offered, which can not, . . . make him perfect that serveth, only in meats and in drinks, And divers washings, and justices of the flesh laid on them until the time of correction” and so “Christ, being come an high priest . . . he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death, for the redemption of those transgressions, which were under the former testament.”

So, these “gifts and sacrifices . . . were under the former testament” and are no longer necessary “by means of his death”.

The Lord promised the Israelites that He would promise them a New Covenant unlike that one made on Mount Sinai.

“Behold the days shall come, saith the Lord, and I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Juda: Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt: the covenant which they made void, and I had dominion over them, saith the Lord.” (Jeremias 31:31-32)

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