author=RB link=topic=105259.msg1055155421#msg1055155421 date=1580378002]
He calls who He calls. And He lays out HIS Path just as He did to Eve and Abraham. "Life and Death"! And we are to make a choice.
GB, that's Old Testament theology under the first covenant! Again ONCE MORE let me ask you this question if that old covenant theology is still blinding which Adam and Eve WERE UNDER,
This is your theology Red. It comes from ancient religious traditions of men who have always worked to diminish God's Commandments.
Gal. 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai
, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
So your preaching that the Covenant in question was with Adam is another in a long line of Windy's that you promote in your religion.
And the bondage mentioned is Israel being forced to receive God's Good, Just and Perfect judgments, along with having to rely on atonement exclusively from Levite Priests who had corrupted HIS LAWS and created their own, having been leading God's People astray for centuries.
then to what purpose is the New Covenant which is based on God's OATH and PROMISES which is seen in God writings his law IN THE HEARTS/MINDS of his people so that they can delight themselves in the law of God after the inward man?
So finding fault with "them", the God of Abraham promised a New Covenant. One in which He Himself administers HIS perfect judgments and Commandments, by impressing them on the minds of the truly repentant. And He also promised to take over the Exclusive Priesthood duty of providing for the Atonement of sins.
Hebrews 7-10 details this New Covenant perfectly.
Heb. 7: 11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law
Here is one place that shows one of the Priesthood duties that the Christ promised to take over. From His Appearance until now, we no longer have to rely on receiving God's Laws through a corrupt Priesthood.
"what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?"
The Author is arguing against the old Priesthood that the Jews were still depending on. to paraphrase, "If the old Priesthood made men perfect, then why did the Christ promise a new one in Jer. 31?"
12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
This is the Promise, the New Covenant. But before Jesus could become the High Priest, it was necessary for the Priesthood Law to be changed.
13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe
, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda
; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
Jesus was not a Levite, therefore, the Covenant God made with Levi on The Children of Israel's behalf, was by necessity, changed so as to allow someone other than a Levite to hold the Priesthood office. It's right there in your own Bible.
Please for once answer this question, but you can never do so without exposing your lying gospel which is under the curse of Almighty God according to Galatians chapter one.
This is the answer from God's Word to your question. The Jews didn't accept the truth about the Changed Covenant God made with Israel in regard to how HIS Laws were administered, and how the sin's of His people were atoned for.
They were still preaching that these Old Testament Priesthood "Works of the law" were still necessary for Salvation. Paul fought with them his whole life. Telling them that no flesh was justified by these "Works of the Law", but by the hearing of Faith, as Abraham demonstrated.
But as Prophesied, religious men have continued to corrupt God's Laws to this day. Twisting scriptures, as did the serpent, to promote a religion in which God's Judgments are rejected in favor of men's own religious vision. The same as the Pharisees did.
Complete with their own definition of Holy and Clean, their own "Feasts unto the Lord", their own images of God in the likeness of some pretty long haired men's hair shampoo model, All in Christ's name.
Teaching that God's Laws make a person blind, burdened, and only by rejecting God's Judgments and following your own, can one truly see.
Mystery Babylon, the very religion the world accepts. Along with their images and religious judgments, and High Days that the entire world economy relies on.
This is why the Christ said to "Come out of her".