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What are the differences between the Old and the New Testament?

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Samuel, fair enough. Truly, truly Jesus Almighty said to me, You take the best thing that happened to you in your life, like getting an "A" on a test, or falling in love, or receiving a greatly desired gift, or some best thing like to this, and multiply this best thing times 1000 times, and this is heaven: And the Lord also said to me, And hell is just the opposite, You take the worst thing that has happened to you in your life, like given an "F" on a test, or having a pain like wearing shoes that are too tight, or having a disease, or some worse thing like to this, and multiply this worse thing times 1000 times, and this is hell, and when you are there it is eternal and there is no escape.
---Eloy on 5/24/11


James_L, I know and believe full well the truth my Jesus says to me: and I know not, nor believe what James L says.
---Eloy on 5/24/11


\\he also said to me that if the people knew this they would be running to the altars and crying out to him to be saved.\\
---Eloy on 5/14/11


Did He also tell you that running to altars and crying don't get anybody saved?

"that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." (John 6:40)

Faith in Christ, Eoy. Not running and bawling.
---James_L on 5/19/11


samuel, another "so". For what purpose do you ask these details from me?
---Eloy

First to understand. I do not always understand what some people actaully mean. Second to make sure I am not thinking a person means one thing when actually they mean something else.

Third I have also talked with people who use words and really do not know what they mean or the reason behind their beliefs. Since I know nothing about you I will not presume to know all about you or others here.

That should sum up.
---Samuel on 5/17/11


samuel, another "so". For what purpose do you ask these details from me?
---Eloy on 5/15/11




Yes Eloy I read the HOLY BIBLE and do mediatate on it. I have spend a great deal of time and energy studying my bible.

So you always judge with righteous judgement and have seen a soul enter hell and heaven. Could you please give more details.
---Samuel on 5/14/11


Nana, Yes, the Lord my God has personally shown to me the heaven and the hell that he has made, and he also said to me that if the people knew this they would be running to the altars and crying out to him to be saved.
---Eloy on 5/14/11


"Physical evidence and scripture manifest that there are sinners like you and saints like me, there are the guilty which are in prison and there are the innocent which are free, there are souls who are thrown into hell and there are souls who enter into heaven."
---Eloy on 5/12/11

Have you seen a soul being thrown into hell or a soul enter heaven?
---Nana on 5/13/11


willa5568, As I corrected you before, I judge righteous judgment as I am commanded. Therefore if the shoe fits, you wear it.
---Eloy on 5/13/11


samuel, first, make sure it is the HOLY Bible that you read. Second, don't just read the words, but meditate upon them, let the words of the Holy Bible speak to you, and not you read into the words.
---Eloy on 5/13/11




Eloy,

be cautious how you judge others, pride comes before the fall. Be certain you do not have a log in your eye while pointing out the little speck in another's. Romans 3:22-23 "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus..."
---willa5568 on 5/13/11


Dear Eloy

I read the Bible weekly and have through the bible over ten times in five different versions. So I have read the Bible.

Now you say you are sinless and do not commit sin. 1Jo 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

I on the other hand cling to 1Jo 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

I am not perfect. I go to my Saviour and High Priest JESUS. He makes me a saint through His Riteouness and I die daily so as to walk closer to him.
---Samuel on 5/13/11


Eloy,

Proverbs 24:17 "do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased and turn away *HIS* anger from him"

Proverbs 25:21-22 "if your enemy is hungry give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals upon his head and the Lord will reward you"

Exodus 23:4 "if you meet your enemies ox or ass going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him"

Doesn't sound like hate to me.
---willa5568 on 5/13/11


samuel, I cannot make you read nor accept the Word, but I can strongly suggest that you read the scriptures and get saved. Saints are not sinners, and because you are a sinner does not mean in any way that all people are sinners because you yourself alone are. Physical evidence and scripture manifest that there are sinners like you and saints like me, there are the guilty which are in prison and there are the innocent which are free, there are souls who are thrown into hell and there are souls who enter into heaven.
---Eloy on 5/12/11


micha9344 posted: "Satan had his quotes of scripture also, always out of context."

francis replied: "And so you are following satan now with no context in any of these quotes?"

I post: Satan quoted the correct verses, but twisted the verses into a different meaning. Much the same way modern christians do with scripture - apply worldly meaning to verses. The reson is that they have worldly meanings, but deny the power of God.
---Steveng on 5/12/11


The difference between the old and new testaments is the old was the law and the foretelling of Jesus. The sacrifice of animals in the temple for sins.
Jesus came in the new to fulfill the ot prophecies. He is the sacrifice that paid the price for all sinners. Never again would there ever need to be a sacrifice. For He is the way the truth and the life. No one goes to the Father except through Him.
---John on 5/12/11


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Dear Eloy

First you have still not answered my question.

But as to your point. First I do have reading skills although my typing and spelling skills sometimes fail.

The Children were to destroy those who GOD had told them to destroy as a country those who had past their time of probation.

Now the first four of the Ten Commandments deal with love of GOD and the last six deal with love of man. So is GOD getting rid of the laws that deal with love of GOD or man?
---Samuel on 5/12/11


samuel, In the Old Testament the Israelite people were clearly told to destroy the idolatrous people, Dt.7:16. Do you also lack common reading skills? for I already cited that what you ask of me: Jesus taught them saying, "You all have heard that it has been said, You will love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies. A new commandment I give to you, That you all love one another. By this will all know that you all are my disciples, if you all have love one to another." Mt.5:43,44+ Jn.13:34,35.
---Eloy on 5/12/11


Revelation 12:10b ...Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Peter 1:5-9 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, And to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness, And to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
---micha9344 on 5/11/11


Satan had his quotes of scripture also, always out of context.
---micha9344 on 5/11/11

And so you are following satan now with no context in any of these quotes?
---francis on 5/11/11


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Matthew 4:7a Jesus said unto him, It is written again...
Hebrews 3:9-11 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in [their] heart, and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)-Psa 95
Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held, that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not [in] the oldness of the letter.
2 Corinthians 3:6 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.
Satan had his quotes of scripture also, always out of context.
---micha9344 on 5/11/11


One can do all those commands to their enemy without a hint of love.
It's a heart matter, not the letter, as prescribed in the OT, but the Spirit.
---micha9344 on 5/11/11
Before you post check the bible

OT has too much to say about THE HEART as opposed to THE LETTER
Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Deuteronomy 32:46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.

The idea that people obeyed only the letter without the heart is not bilical
---francis on 5/11/11


samuel, There is no "so" nor different words in my preaching. Jesus and the scripture is very clear, he says in the old law people did not love their enemies, Eloy

As Francis points out the principal is in the OT. Also you did not answer my question. You said that if a person sins they are still in darkness. This is where I put the so in as part of my question. From your statment it infers that you do not sin. Is that true?

Here you also say that "Jesus said it is not in the OT to love your enemies. Where did he say that?
---Samuel on 5/11/11


One can do all those commands to their enemy without a hint of love.
It's a heart matter, not the letter, as prescribed in the OT, but the Spirit.
---micha9344 on 5/11/11


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Jesus came in person and commanded us his New Law, "Love your enemies."
---Eloy on 5/11/11
Just because they did not love their enemy does not meanit ws not part of the law given to those under the Old Covenant:

Exodus 23:4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Proverbs 24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:

Proverbs 25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

SORRY LOVE ENEMIES IS NOT A NEW LAW
---francis on 5/11/11


samuel, There is no "so" nor different words in my preaching. Jesus and the scripture is very clear, he says in the old law people did not love their enemies, now Jesus came in person and commanded us his New Law, "Love your enemies."
---Eloy on 5/11/11


So eloy since those who sin are in darkness does that mean you never sin?

True the law saves no one nor does it give power. The law defines sin. Through the HOLY SPIRIT we get power to overcome sin. Through being Born again we recieve a new nature that helps us to overcome. But sin is still trangression of the law. Have you ever read First John. Tell me do you believe what John wrote there?
---Samuel on 5/11/11


What are the differences between the Old and the New Testament?

It is not the books of the OT verses books of NT. The NT quotes exclusively from the books of the OT, so it is not the writtings of the books of the OT which makes up the old covenant.

The difference is THE HOLY SPIRIT, puting the Laws ( same laws as in the books of the OT) in our hearts.

After israel agreed to a covenant with God, He revealed to them the PLAN of redeemption in the Earthly Sanctuary, In the New Covenant He carries out the plan of redeemption in the Heavenly sanctuary.

it is useless to try to say that the law did not save. The purpose of the earthly sanctuary was to reveal the plan of redeemption, because the law did not save.
---francis on 5/11/11


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francis, until you get saved you will continue to believe whatever you desire, and you will continue to sin and remain in darkness.
---Eloy on 5/10/11


Jesus said the old law people did not love their enemies, but he gives us his New Law, "Love your enemies." "For there is truly a disannulling of the Commandment going before, for the weakness and unprofitableness of it. For the Law perfected nothing, but a bringing in of a better hope by which we draw near to God. By so much security, Jesus indeed parent of a better Testament. Then said he, Here I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second." Hebrews 7:18,19,22, 10:9
---Eloy on 5/10/11


So Eloy you are saying that in the Old Testament there was no fogivness. Then why was Aaron not killed nor David nor all the others so that no Jewish nation existed since according to you they could not get forgivness. In the Old covenant the future Messiah was shown by forgivness through sacrifices. The Old covenant was fulfilled. and turned into the new. Yes the Old is done away with.

But that does not make moral laws against sin of no effect. Romans 7 the laws tells what is sin.
---Samuel on 5/10/11


The Old covenant is a simple agreement that they would obey God and he would be thier God and that they would be a nation of priest for God.
God would also blessed them.

This agreement came BEFORE God gave them his laws.

They agreed to obey ALL that they lord said, not even knowing what he would say. They did not as a people ask for the power of God to help them, then they did not obey.

When God made the New Covenant, the Laws remainsed the same, He only promised the Holy Spirit to be in our hearts so we would keep his Laws.
---francis on 5/10/11


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---Eloy on 5/10/11
You are still wrong.
This is the OLD COVENANT:
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. Exodus 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

It is a simple verbal agreement that they would obey God, and God would in turn be thier God.
---francis on 5/10/11


francis, you wrongly say that I posted something I did not. Please ReRead what I posted. It is this: "There are 2 Testaments: The Brit Attiq or Old Testament, consisting of the Torah (TaNaKh), which is the Levitical-Mosaic Law of B.C. Before Christ: and the Brit Chadashah or New Testament, consisting of the Gennisi eulogos (GaZA), which is the Judaic-Messianic Law of A.D. Anno Domini (in the Annual of the Lord). The old law or old covenant is abolished, and the New Law or New Covenant is inforce. The old way was the ministry of death and take a life for a life (Ex.21:23-25+ Lv.24:17-22), but the New Way is the ministry of life and to forgive the offender (Mt.5:38,39+ Is.51:6+ Jn.13:34,35)."
---Eloy on 5/10/11


---Eloy on 5/9/11
I read you 8th part. No major issues with it. My only issue is the part where you discribed the OT and NT as books, rather than an agreement found in each.
---francis on 5/10/11


Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness,
---micha9344 on 5/10/11


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francis, again, you err. ReRead the 8 part scriptures pertaining to the difference between the old and the New Testament which I have detailed below.
---Eloy on 5/9/11


---Eloy on 5/9/11
The Old COvenent is this:
Exodus 19:5 if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people:
Exodus 19:6
Exodus 19:7
Exodus 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do.

No where in the bible did it say that anyone could possibly be saved by keeping any law. The first preaching of the gospel made it 100% clear that only by the DEATH of Jesus could man be saved:
Genesis 3:15 it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. DEATH OF JESUS
Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS
---francis on 5/9/11


francis, you err: "a Pharisee, a master of the Law of the Jews asked Jesus, Rabbi, what should I do, that I may have eternal life? Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly I say to you, Except a person be born again, that one cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Consider now, the Pharisee was already a master of the old testament Levitical Law, but Jesus told this minister that his mastery of the Law was insufficient, but that he must become born-again in order to be accepted of God. Now if the keeping of the old testament law were sufficient to be saved, then Jesus would have said so, but clearly he did not: truly, truly Jesus said to the Pharisee that he must become born-again.
---Eloy on 5/9/11


There are 2 Testaments:...OT and NT---Eloy on 5/8/11

NO. You are just talking about books here, not actual testements. There is nothing in the bible, and no command from God to seperate the word of God into books of OT and books of NT. That is purely a human invention for human convinience.

PROOF: Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into [his] lodging, to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till evening.
---francis on 5/9/11


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This is the NEW COVENANT

Hebrews 8:10 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:

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them
---francis on 5/9/11


The Old was to bring in the need for the new. For the blood of bulls and goats could not take away sins. Therefore a new was needed because the old became obsolete to deter man from sin. The New is a better covenant built on better promises, a better sacrifice, a better life, a better way, a better law, a better truth, a better system to come to God. The difference is plain: It is Christ that makes the difference
---ivan9398 on 5/9/11


This is the OLD COVENANT:

Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, IF YE WILL OBEY MY VOICE indeed, AND KEEP MY COVENANT, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Exodus 19:7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.
Exodus 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, ALL THAT THE LORD HATH SPOKEN WE WILL DO. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

There is no asking for God's help, no asking for the Holy spirit
---francis on 5/9/11


The New Testament reference on turning the other cheek is Isaiah 50:6, not Isaiah 51:6.
---Eloy on 5/9/11


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There are 2 Testaments: The Brit Attiq or Old Testament, consisting of the Torah (TaNaKh), which is the Levitical-Mosaic Law of B.C. Before Christ: and the Brit Chadashah or New Testament, consisting of the Gennisi eulogos (GaZA), which is the Judaic-Messianic Law of A.D. Anno Domini (in the Annual of the Lord). The old law or old covenant is abolished, and the New Law or New Covenant is inforce. The old way was the ministry of death and take a life for a life (Ex.21:23-25+ Lv.24:17-22), but the New Way is the ministry of life and to forgive the offender (Mt.5:38,39+ Is.51:6+ Jn.13:34,35).
---Eloy on 5/8/11


part 8: "Now if the Priesthood be changed, then of necessity the Law also change be made. For there is truly a disannulling of the Commandment going before, for the weakness and unprofitableness of it. For the Law perfected nothing, but a bringing in of a better hope by which we draw near to God. By so much security, Jesus indeed parent of a better Testament. Then said he, Here I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second." Hebrews 7:12, 18,19,22, 10:9
---Eloy on 5/8/11


part 7: "Christ is become of no effect to you, whosoever of you are justified by the Law, you all are fallen from grace. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. But if you all be led by the Spirit, you all are not under the Law, having abolished in his flesh the enmity, the Law of Commandments in decrees, for to make in himself of the two, one new man, making peace." Galatians 5:4,9,18, Ephesians 2:15.
---Eloy on 5/8/11


part 6: "Nevertheless what says the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman will not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brothers, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 4:30,31, 5:1.
---Eloy on 5/8/11


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The law writen in stone is not called the law of Moses.
---francis on 5/7/11

Francis
You are right, and thank you for the correction.

I would also like folks to know, that you can not be in a covenant with God, if you don't keep his commandments.
Proof?
(Deuteronomy 7:9)
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments...
Jesus says the same thing in (John 14:21-23).

How can someone be saved, by the covenant of Gods Grace, when they are not even in a covenant with God?
---David on 5/8/11


part 4: "But now, after that you all have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you all again to the weak and beggarly elements, to where you all desire again to be in bondage? You all observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, else I have bestowed upon you labor in vain." Galatians 4:9-11.
---Eloy on 5/7/11


The covenant is like a home mortgage, the laws are the same, but the terms are different. But they are the same as God will give you a new heart and a new spirit. He will take away the old stony heart out of your flesh and replace it with a heart of flesh. And he will put his spirit within you and cause you to walk in his statutes and you will keep his judgements - and do them. For those who keep his commandments shall live. God's word was, is, and forever shall be.
---Steveng on 5/7/11


Under the Old Covenant, God wrote the Law on stone, and it was called the Law of Moses.---David on 5/7/11

One small error in an otherwise good post:

The law writen in stone is not called the law of Moses, it is called the Law of God becaue God himself wrote it, and God vhimself taught it.

REFERENCE:
Deuteronomy 4:12-13 LAW OF GOD
Deuteronomy 4:14 LAW OF MOSES

This is how God describes the Law of Moses:
Malachi 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I COMMANDED UNTO HIM in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

Only Moses heard that Law directly from God, then Moses taught it to the people
---francis on 5/7/11


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The difference?
One difference is the changing of the Law.(Hebrews 7:12)

Under the Old Covenant, God wrote the Law on stone, and it was called the Law of Moses.
Under the New Covenant, God wrote the Law upon our hearts, and it is called the Law of Christ.

Strangely though, many claim that those under the law of Moses, were under the law, but at the same time, they believe they are not under the Law, God has written upon their Hearts.

One of my goals is to show to them this contradiction, to open their eyes, that the teachings of men have closed.
---David on 5/7/11


Amen we are not saved by law. The law tells us we are sinners. It is a mirror that tells us we need saving. We are also in a New Covenant with JESUS CHRIST as our High Priest.

But those who follow JESUS will have the law of right and wrong as the tutor teaches right and wrong and not forget them. 8 of the Ten commandments are repeated verbatim in the New Testament as applying to us. So why would GOD do away with them?
---Samuel on 5/7/11


part 3: "I do not set aside the grace of God: for if through Law righteousness, then Christ died in vain. Therefore the Law was our tutor till Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a tutor. But when came the fullness his time, sent forward that God whom Son of him, coming of a woman, coming under law, in order that them under law he can redeem, so that the adoption of sons we may receive." Galatians 2:21, 3:24,25, 4:4,5.
---Eloy on 5/6/11


part 2: "And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished. But their minds were blinded: for up to this day remains the same vail untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament, which is done away in Christ. But even up to this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it will turn to the Lord, the vail will be taken away." II Corinthians 3:13-16.
---Eloy on 5/6/11


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part 5: "Tell me, you all that desire to be under the Law, do you all not hear the Law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two Covenants, the one from the mount Sinai, which genders to bondage, which is Agar. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all." Galatians 4:21,22,24,26.
---Eloy on 5/6/11


Rom 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
1Cr 15:56 The sting of death [is] sin, and the strength of sin [is] the law.

The law alone is death. The law defines sin. Grace alone saves.

Grace and love lead us to not sin by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT.
---Samuel on 5/6/11


part 1: "But if the ministry of death, written engraved in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly see the face of Moses for the glory of his look, which was to be done away: How will not the ministry of the Spirit be rather glorious?" II Corinthians 3:7,8.
---Eloy on 5/6/11


Apostle31-10, however anyone wants to massage scripture, leon said it in a powerfully succinct way.

//In the New Covenant when you break the law of God in, you go directly to christ who is the high priest of the heavenly sanctuary.// ---francis

Indeed...Christ Jesus, the Son of God...
Heb 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
---aka on 5/5/11


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Sorry but you all missed one verse.

Let's read the teaching of the Word and not the teaching of men.

John 1:1

In the BEGINNING was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

...FROM THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD: GOD.

The Word was from the beginning...

The so called new testament... is just the continuing fulfillment of the foundations laid by in the Law and Prophets TO A GREATER FULFILLMENT.

Please the do not call the Law and Prophets.. Old Testament. It implies it has passed away and we are into somthing supposely new!
---Apostle21 on 5/5/11


Grace was available to Adam and to every one in the Bible. Aaron required grace to be saved after giving in to the people in building the golden calf.

The law saves no one and never has. There is only one person who by the laws was not condemened. JESUS.
---Samuel on 5/5/11


Actually there's more similarity than differences: The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed. The New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.
---Leon on 5/5/11


In the Old Covenant, when you broke the law of God, you took an animal and went to the temple, and offered a blood sacrifice for your sins. The priest would take the blood into the sanctuiary and burn the body.

In the New Covenant when you break the law of God
in, you go directly to christ who is the high priest of the heavenly sanctuary.
---francis on 5/5/11


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wivv---Very nice summery. I appreciate your brevity (most people complain about the 125 word limit) but you've also hit on the major points!
---Donna66 on 5/4/11


//A good thing to remember is that the NT doesn't start in Matthew just as the OT doesn't start in Genesis//

Big Amen!
---aka on 5/4/11


The OLD COVENANT is an agreement between the people and God that everything God says to do they will do, and God promised to be their God. This Old Covenant was done without asking for God's help. The Old COvenant had a sanctuary which showed the people the plan of redeemption.

The New Covenant is God giving his Holy Spirit so that His people will obey his laws. The New Coveant also has a sanctuary in heaven in which the actualy plan of redeemption is currently being carried out.
---francis on 5/4/11


This will be a very short version. The Old Testament tell us that God created a perfect world and how man messed it up. Than it explains what God now expects of humans to gain eternal life, and how man tried to earn salvation through meeting the requirements establish by God given in the various laws, including the Ten Commandments. The New Testament tells us how this is accomplished through Christ since man can't do what God requires. It also deals with the struggles and victories of the New Testament church plus what will happen in the future. What I've given here is the bottom line of both Testaments.
---wivv on 5/4/11


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One thing is how it is all meant to be in our hearts . . . how our hearts become and live the meaning . . . deeper than any words can tell.
---Bill_willa6989 on 5/4/11


I've heard it said many times, Old Testament - Law, New Testament - Grace.

The O - Testament is school master leading us to Jesus Christ, N - Testament.
---Lawrence on 5/4/11


Hebrews 8:10 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:

Hebrews 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
---francis on 5/4/11


HEBREWS HEBREWS HEBREWS

It is ALL in hebrews
---francis on 5/4/11


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A good thing to remember is that the NT doesn't start in Matthew just as the OT doesn't start in Genesis(Heb.9)
---michael_e on 5/4/11


The Old Testament is Christ and the church (Israel) consealed (forshadow of Christ and the church (Israel)), and the New Testament is Christ and the church (Israel) revealed. In the O.T. you see pictures of Christ, the church (Israel), and the end times. In the N.T. you see Christ, the church (Israel), and the end times. This does not make the O.T. irrelavant, because the end is found in the beginning - there are still parts of the O.T. yet to be fulfilled. By the way the O.T. is not the law and N.T. grace - because God's law and grace applies in the O.T. and the N.T. and today - we are NOT to stop following God's law EVER.
---Leslie on 5/4/11


One difference is Law/Grace.
---Reba on 5/4/11


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