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  1. The New Covenant - a New Covenant Relationship

    A very interesting discussion. Pondering about the Old and the New covenant and reading Hebrews 8:6-13, I noticed that the Jeremiah quotation (Jeremiah 31:31-34) is within the setting of a long history of idolatry climaxing in the assyrian and babylonian captivity. The covenant was broken and the covenant relationship distorted. The author of Hebrews points out that God was finding fault with them, the people of the covenant (Hebrews 8:8).

    This introduces a covenant promise of a new covenant relationship within a new covenant; the law of the covenant being written in heart and mind (Hebrew 8:8-13), describing that new covenant relationship which already Moses had in mind (Deuteronomy 6:6). That would bring us up to the conclusion that the new covenant is a new covenant relationship within one and the same covenant; the covenant being the same, the relationship in Christ Jesus being altogether new.

    Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV) There are also other aspects left to be mentioned.

    Winfried Stolpmann


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