"COVENANT" AND TESTAMENT" -
GETTING THINGS STRAIGHT! (2)
What is a covenant? It is an agreement between two or more LIVING PERSONS? If the parties to the agreement die, the agreement is no longer binding! A covenant may (or may not) be solemnised by a symbolic act like circumcision, sacrifice, etc. However, this is a marginal element. What counts is the agreement between the living parties to do certain things. Jeremiah 31:31-34 describes a new covenant or agreement to be made between YHVH, the Everliving Redeemer of Israel, and the twelve tribed Israelite nation - Israel and Judah! Two major conditions appear in this covenant: a) YHVH's LAW is confirmed and intensified! (verse 33.). b) teaching "religious doctrine" and evangelization will be done away with because "they ALL SHALL KNOW ME (YHVH), from the least of them to the greatest! (verse 34.). Thus "they shall teach NO MORE every man his neighbor!" (ibid.).
What is a testament? It is the last will of a dead person! "for a testament is of force AFTER MEN ARE DEAD! Other wise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth!" Hebrews 9:16-17. This passage refers to the testament of Jesus which became valid when he died. According to Galatians 5:1-6, this testament DESTROYED the VERY BASIS of YHVH's LAW and REPLACED it by "salvation" based on FAITH!
Moreover, the "dead testator" commanded his followers to "teach all nations" etc. (Matthew 28:19) thus proving that the CONDITION MENTIONED IN JEREMIAH 31:34 was NOT satisfied or fulfilled by the "testament" of the "dead testator"!!
Honest persons must admit that there is NO CONNECTION WHATSOEVER between YHVH's new covenant, and the "new" testament of the dead god-man, Jesus, of Christian mythology; just as there is NO CONNECTION WHATSOEVER between the promised Davidic Ruler described in Isaiah, chapter 11, who will usher in an era of universal peace, justice and salvation: and the dead "messiah" of the church who left behind him bloodshed, idolatry, disease, hatred, and misery!
THE COVENANT - RESTORATION, LIGHT, REDEMPTION!!
THE TESTAMENT - RUIN, DARKNESS, CONDEMNATION!!
The New Covenant is NOT a little book people give out on street corners! The "New Testament" is not a covenant, nor is it of YHVH!
ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES!!
Submitted by: Mordecai Alfandari