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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Old Covenant vs. New Covenant

Got this from Tentmaker.org. I have seen it elsewhere on the COG blogs, but I thought I would like to have a copy here. (Not that this is an endorsement of everything on Tentmaker.org; I just think they did a fabulous job with this material.)

It gets to the root of what I think the major error of Armstrongism is: that HWA tried to resurrect the Old Covenant, but it cannot be resurrected and shoehorned into the New Covenant. All he accomplished was a cherry-picked version of the law, which is not good for anything. In fact, it could very well be quite harmful to its adherants.

Mosaic CovenantNew Covenant
Old covenant II Cor. 3:14New covenant II Cor. 3:6
First covenant Heb. 8:7, 9:1Second covenant Heb. 8:7, 10:1-9
Came by Moses John 1:17Came by Christ Heb. 8:6, 9:15
Law of Moses Acts 13:38-39Law of Christ Gal. 6:2
Law of sin Rom. 7:5-6Law of righteousness Rom. 9:30-31
Law of the flesh Rom. 7:5-6Law of the Spirit Rom. 8:2
Not of faith Gal. 3:2Law of faith Rom. 3:27
Yoke of bondage Gal. 5:1Law of liberty Jam. 1:25
Ended by Christ Rom. 10:4Established by Christ Heb. 8:6, 10:9
Law of death II Cor. 3:7Law of life Gal. 3:11, 6:8
Entangles Gal. 5:1Makes free John 8:32, 36
A shadow Col. 2:14-17The reality Heb. 10:1-18
Fulfilled Mat. 5:17-18Now in force Heb. 8:6, 10:9
Leaves imperfect Heb. 7:19Makes perfect Heb. 7:19
Glorious II Cor. 3:7More glorious II Cor. 3:8-10
Powerless to save Heb. 9:9, 10:4Saves to uttermost Heb. 7:25
Many sacrifices Heb. 9:12-13One sacrifice for sin Heb. 10:12
Temporary priest Heb. 7:23Eternal priest Heb. 7:17
Remembers sins Heb. 10:3Forgets sins Heb. 8:12, 10:17
Yearly atonement Heb. 10:3Eternal atonement Heb. 10:14
Priests have sin Heb. 5:1-4Sinless priest Heb. 7:26
Aaronic priesthood >Heb. 7:11Melchisedec priesthood Heb. 5:5-10, 7:21
Out of Levi Heb 7:11Out of Judah Heb. 7:14
Animal sacrifices Heb. 9:12Human sacrifice Heb. 9:14-28
Earthly tabernacle Heb. 9:2Heavenly tabernacle Heb. 8:2
Imperfect mediator Gal. 3:19Sinless mediator I Tim. 2:5
No inheritance Rom. 4:13Eternal inheritance Heb. 9:15
Instituted upon animal blood Heb. 9:16-22Instituted upon blood of Christ Mat. 26-28
Law of works Rom. 3:27Law of grace and faith John 1:17
Works wrath Rom. 4:15Saves from wrath Rom. 5:9
Non-redeeming Heb. 10:4Redeems Gal. 3:13, Heb. 9:12-15
Non-pleasing Ps. 40:6Pleasing to God Heb 10:5-18
Abolishment predicted Is. 51:6Establishment predicted Heb. 8:7
Circumcision Ex. 12:48No circumcision Rom. 4:9-12
Made to change Heb. 7:12, Gal. 3:25Made eternal Heb. 13:20
Faulty Heb. 8:7Perfect James 1:25
Weak Heb. 7:18Strong Heb. 7:25
Unprofitable Heb. 7:18Profitable Heb. 7:19,25
Natural program Heb. 9:10-14Spiritual program II Cor. 3:6, 18
Daily program Heb. 7:27Finished program Heb. 10:10-18
Infirm high priests Heb. 5:2, 7:28Perfect high priest Heb. 7:26
Made priests by law Heb. 7:12, 28Made priests by an oath Heb. 7:21, 28
No salvation Heb. 10:2-4Eternal salvation Heb. 5:9, 10:10
Perfected nothing Heb. 7:19Perfects believers Heb. 7:19, 10:14
Earthly priests Heb. 5:1-4Heavenly priest Heb. 9:24, 10:12
Repeated inability Heb. 10:11Glorious success Heb. 10:10-18
Many offerings Heb. 9:7One offering Heb. 10:10-14
Good promises Dt. 28:1-14Better promises Heb. 8:6
A good covenant Rom 7:12A better covenant Heb. 7:22, 8:6
Many high priests Heb. 7:23One high priest Heb. 7:24-28
Typical tabernacle Heb. 9True tabernacle Heb. 8:2, 9:11
No mercy Heb. 10:28Complete mercy Heb. 8:12
Handmade things Heb. 9:1-5, 24Not handmade Heb. 9:23-24
An old way Heb. 8:13New and living way Heb. 10:19-20
Unavailing ministers Heb. 7:18Able ministers II Cor. 3:6
Carnal ministry Heb. 9:9-10Spiritual ministry II Cor. 3:6
Ministration of condemnation II Cor. 3:9Ministration of righteousness II Cor. 3:9
Glory covered II Cor. 3:13Glory uncovered II Cor. 3:18
Brings bondage Gal. 4:24-25Brings liberty II Cor. 3:17
Cannot justify Gal. 2:16Does justify Acts 13:38-39
Brings a curse Gal. 3:10Redeems from the curse Gal. 3:13
Live by works Gal 3:10Live by faith Gal. 3:11
Cannot give life Gal. 3:21Does give life John 6:63-68
Exposes sin Gal 3:19Covers sin Rom. 4:1-8
Under law Rom 6:14-15Under grace Gal. 3:22-25
Done away II Cor. 3:7-14Not done away II Cor. 3:11
Abolished II Cor. 3:13Continues glorious II Cor. 3:11
Ministry of death II Cor. 3:7Reconciliation ministry II Cor. 5:18
For Israel only Dt. 4:7-8, 5:3For all men Luke 22:20, Mark 14:24

1 comment:

Purple Hymnal said...

Wow. That's mind-blowing, how Judaism and Christianity are two entirely separate religions.

And yet, under Armstrong, we were taught that we had the bible jigsaw "solved".

Solved, nothing, the "bible jigsaw" was a farce. There are two bibles, the old testament and the new testament, and why the two have been conflated over the centuries makes absolutely no sense to me. They are two different religions. Their adherents will even tell you this!