New Bible Covenant

1786 Words8 Pages
New Bible Dictionary Term of Covenant The Covenant itself is an important recurring theme. It is a formal agreement between God and his people. This was established successively with Noah, Abraham, the nation of Israel, and King David. The definition of a Covenant is a treaty or agreement setting out God’s promises, first to mankind, then to his people. God made a Covenant with Noah: Genesis 6:18; 9:9-17; Abraham: Genesis 15:17; Israel: Exodus 1:9; Deuteronomy 4; David: 2 Samuel 7; Psalms 89; 132, and the New Covenant: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Matthew 26:26-28; 2 Corinthians 3. We must remember in every instance God takes the initiative. He draws up the terms and makes them known. My God alone guarantees your keeping. We [people] enjoy the blessings of the Covenant as long as we obey God’s commandments and do not have to face his punishment. New Covenant - Jeremiah 31:31-33; Unconditional The New Covenant is the culmination of God’s covenant with Israel. It is viewed as God’s policies of administration. It renders obsolete and succeeds the old Sinaitic Covenant that served as the manual of procedure for carrying out the moral, civil, and ceremonial regulations relative to rational Israel. Some features of the old are carried into the New [Living] Covenant. The “New” corresponds to the Royal Grant Treaties of the ancient Near East. This New [Living] Covenant is the capstone of all the covenants combined. It awaits the Christ coming. Jeremiah had a premonition about the New Covenant. He knew that God would make a covenant with mankind by extending his grace to the Gentiles. This can be defined as an “Unconditional Covenant”. This Covenant is better than the Old Covenant because it rests on the efficacy of the Lord Christ’s atonement for the sins of mankind. (Hebrews 8:10-12) The New Covenant forgiving covenant which
Open Document