The New Covenant Versus The Old

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Hi B____,

I am gratified to know that you have learned a lot from the articles on the website. Thank you also for your ‘statement’. I appreciate the time you have taken to express your concern, but I must point out that it is the scriptures themselves which demonstrate that the New Testament is simply not the Old Testament but is rather a “change also of the Law”.

Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

That is why Christ didn’t even bother to ask where the man was that was caught with the woman who was caught in adultery. Moses required the death of both, but Christ was changing things and actually refused to even consider the law in that case. Here is the law of Moses that Christ should have kept according to those who do not realize that Christ came as a reformer.

Deu 22:22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, [ both] the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.
Heb 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

That is the “carnal” letter which is the law, and that is all the law of Moses had. There is no Biblical basis for saying that the New Testament is simply the spirit of the law of Moses. There is no spirit in the letter, and there was no mercy, and there was no faith in the letter.

Gal 3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Heb 10:28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

That is why Christ “changed also the law.” There was no mercy in the law of Moses. It was letter only. Christ’s New Testament is now spirit and mercy, and yet it takes us to a much higher standard than was even possible without the spirit of Christ being in us. We are now commanded to love our enemies, and to not so much as lust after a woman in our hearts. If we so much as hate our brother we are now murderers. It is a “new commandment” and a change also of the law” when it is compared to the merciless, faithless, letter of the law that is the “kill of your enemies every thing that breatheth.”

Deu 20:16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee [ for] an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:

I have written an in depth paper on this subject which is found in the essential reading section of the iswasandwillbe. com home page. That section is in the upper left corner of the home page. Please take the time to read that paper, as it is very thorough and far more complete than an e- mail could possibly be on such a broad subject as the law.
If after reading that paper, you still have concerns then please write again.
Your brother in Christ,

Mike

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