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The New Covenant Replaces The Old Covenant

The Old Covenant is that which God gave through Moses to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai, when He led them out of their captivity in Egypt. It includes the Ten Commandments and all the other commandments, statutes and judgments given by Moses. The Old Covenant is described and explained in the Old Testament of our Bible, particularly in the book of Deuteronomy. Under the Old Covenant, righteousness was attained by following all of the rules and regulations of the Law.

The New Covenant is that which God gave through Jesus Christ to all people who would believe in Him as Son of God, risen from the dead, and who would accept Him as their personal Lord and Saviour. In the New Covenant, righteousness is attained by faith in Jesus Christ, relying on His Holy Spirit dwelling within us to lead us in all things. As Lord, Jesus expects us to follow His written commandments, but they are few in number and easy to follow, once His Holy Spirit dwells within us. The New Covenant is described and explained in the New Testament of our Bible. It is summarized in the most important single verse in the Bible, John 3:16 . . .

       
      "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
       that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
       everlasting life." (John 3:16 KJV)
The New Covenant, based on faith in Jesus, replaces the Old Covenant, based on following all the details of the Law of Moses.
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Here are Scriptures which affirm the statements made above . . . NOTE: The Greek word for "covenant" is DIATHEKE (dee-ath-ay'-kay), Strong's word 1242. In the KJV, this one Greek word is sometimes translated "covenant" and sometimes translated "testament." The New King James Version always translates DIATHEKE as "covenant."

       Matthew 26:28 (KJV)
               For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed
               for many for the remission of sins.
       Mark 14:24 (KJV)
               And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new
               testament, which is shed for many.
       Luke 22:20 (KJV)
               Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is
               the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
       
       
       1 Corinthians 11:25 (KJV)
               After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had
               supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood:
               this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
       
       2 Corinthians 3:6 (KJV)
               Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament;
               not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter
               killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
       Hebrews 8:7-13 (KJV)
        7
               For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should
               no place have been sought for the second.
        8
               For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days
               come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with
               the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
        9
               Not according to the covenant that I made with their
               fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead
               them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not
               in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
        10
               For this is the covenant that I will make with the house
               of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my
               laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and
               I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
        11
               And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and
               every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all
               shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
        12
               For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their
               sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
        13
               In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first
               old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to
               vanish away.
                     (This quotation refers to Jeremiah 31:31-34, below)



       
       Hebrews 9:15 (KJV)
        
               And for this cause he is the mediator of the new
               testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of
               the transgressions that were under the first testament,
               they which are called might receive the promise of eternal
               inheritance.
        
       
       
                     Summary Of The New Covenant
       
      "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
       that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
       everlasting life." (John 3:16 KJV)
       
       Romans 10:9 (KJV)
               That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
               and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
               from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
       
       Luke 17:21 (KJV)
               Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for,
               behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
       Romans 8:11 (KJV)
               But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the
               dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead
               shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that
               dwelleth in you.
       
       Romans 8:9 (KJV)
               But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be
               that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have
               not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
       Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)
        28
               Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and
               I will give you rest.
        29
               Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and
               lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
        30
               For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
       
       John 14:17 (KJV)
               Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,
               because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know
               him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
       1 Corinthians 3:16 (KJV)
               Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the
               Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
       Ephesians 3:17a (KJV)
               That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
       1 Corinthians 6:19 (KJV)
               What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
               Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are
               not your own?
       1 John 2:27 (KJV)
               But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in
               you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the
               same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth,
               and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall
               abide in him.
       
       Hebrews 10:16-17 (KJV)
        16
               This is the covenant that I will make with them after
               those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their
               hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
        17
               And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
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