New Covenant Under Jesus Research Paper

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY The Need for a New Covenant under Jesus Submitted To Dr. Paul Jacobs In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Completion Of SEMI 500 B12 Introduction to Seminary Studies By Clarence Hudson September 24, 2014 Contents Introduction 1 A Covenant making God 3 Definition of Covenant 5 Histories of God’s Covenants 6 A Covenant with Adam 7 A Covenant with Noah 9 A Covenant with Abraham 11 A Covenant with Moses and the Nation of Israel 12 A Covenant with David 13 A New Covenant 14 Our Time in History 16 A Coming Change 17 Conclusion 18 Bibliography) 20 The Need for a New Covenant under Jesus As leaders in Christian…show more content…
Life was long and hard. This was the time of Enoch and Methuselah, who had tremendous demonic influences within their cultures. They fell further and further away from God, and deeper and deeper into darkness. “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and filled with violence.” (Genesis 6:5-11) Then approximately one thousand years after the creation of Adam, a man who was a type, a foreshadowing of the Messiah was born, Noah. He did not fit the pattern for his generation. He found favor in the Lord, for he was a righteous man, blameless in his time and he walked with God. Because of the violence in the earth, God told Noah his plan to destroy and clean the earth with water. Noah was instructed how to build an Ark, save Him, his family and some animals. A new covenant was bond between God and humanity: “But with thee will I establish my covenant with you; and thou shall enter the ark, and thou sons and thou wife, and your sons' wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.” (Genesis 18-19) A relationship between God and humanity was about to change. After the flood, Noah and his family left the ark and offered…show more content…
Good knowledge of the history of God’s covenants helps us to understand where we fit in God’s timetable and what the Word of God is speaking to us concerning our lives today. Within the Old Testament, the prophets predicted a new covenant between God and humanity. This new covenant implies two things about the covenant made at Mt “Sinai with Moses: 1) The Mosaic covenant was temporary and 2) It was not God’s ultimate plan and purpose. A new covenant will last forever and is design for eternal life. Was something wrong with the first covenant? Yes, “God found fault with the people” (Hebrews 8:8). “For they broke the covenant by whoring after the gods of stranger of the land, where ever they went and forsake God and in that day He (God) will become angry with them and forsake them”. (Deuteronomy 31:16-18) The people were unable to obey the laws — and since the blessings were conditional on the Israelites’ obedience, the covenant was

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