Jesus Took Away The First Covenant

The Bible consistently talks about two covenants (Galatians 4:24, for example). Not one, not three or more, but two. The first covenant is sometimes referred to as the Old Testament covenant or the law of Moses. The second covenant is the New Testament or the law of Christ.

Today we are under (obligated to obey) the new/second covenant, not the old/first covenant. Notice the following passages from the book of Hebrews that establish that fact:

· Hebrews 8:7 … if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second

· Hebrews 8:13 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.

· Hebrews 10:9 He (Jesus) taketh away the first, that he may establish the second

This means we must not look to the Old Testament for authority for any of our religious practices, nor can we bind Old Testament laws today; instead, we are must obey what the New Testament says (Hebrews 5:9, Matthew 7:21).


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