The Ten Commandments are given in chapter 20. He is the director and He initiated us into His covenant where we can be a part of a beautiful orchestra each fulfilling our own God ordained position. One of them is marriage, wherein we commit to being faithful to our spouse for the rest of our life under the pain of committing a felony.
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter [of the law] but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. How can a covenant not apply to one for whom the blood of the covenant was shed? As God has said: The Bible tells us that "Jesus has obtained a more excellent ministry, because he is the mediator of a better covenant, which is based on better promises" Hebrews 8: When God initiates a covenant with us He supplies an unalterable grace and faith within us to accomplish the requirements and the conditions that go along with the covenant.
She was half-paralyzed and needed assistance when taking her seat. The old covenant, mediated by Moses, contained both "blessings and curses" Deuteronomy 28: Even here, however, God by His Spirit grants to His elect the response of faith that they must exercise.
God made a promise to all mankind John 3: How can a covenant not apply to one to whom God has made a promise that the covenant contains and guarantees with an oath? And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a great name, like the name of the great men who are on the earth.
We can make sure that we have a right relationship and involvement with God simply by believing and obeying the gospel which God has so graciously provided as the only valid covenant between us and him. Denise on June 7, 2011 at 1: For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.
The Christian religion must be understood covenantally, for that is how God has chosen to relate to man, whether in the garden or after the entrance of sin into the world. Home - The Names of God.
God guarantees that His people will fulfill the condition of faith, and so guarantees our fulfillment of our covenant obligations Himself Eph. The New Covenant is based on the cross. God backed up that promise by making an oath to Christ concerning the validity of his high priesthood under the new covenant Hebrews 6: Therefore, the Ten Commandments occur in the context of a covenant administration, but the precepts of the Ten Commandments are only part of the old covenant, not the sum total of it.
Mediator of the new covenant: Orlando 03. And what communion has light with darkness?