Are Christians Freed From the Old Covenant?

Many professing Christians are confused about what Christ’s sacrifice actually did away with, and what God requires of His people today. Many view the Old Covenant this way: If priestly duties, such as ceremonial washings, animal sacrifices, etc., are done away, then so is everything that God commanded under the Old Covenant. The following letter excerpts show the need to properly understand this subject:“You probably will notice the emphasis of the book [of Leviticus] is on the ceremonies and rituals that God commanded of the Israelites. The book…seems to be…

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Living Your Marriage Covenant

“To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.”  Do you remember those words…or similar words you spoke on your wedding day? All couples start out saying the right things. But words alone are not what makes love and  marriage last a lifetime.We tend to enter marriage with a view that it’s a relationship of convenience, with an attitude of “what’s in it for me.”  But marriage, as God intended it, is a…

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Marriage As Covenant

When the Catholic Church teaches that marriage is a covenant, it is using an ancient and rich biblical concept to describe how God’s steadfast and exclusive love for his people is a model for the loving union of a married couple.The Old Testament writers trace the relationship between God and the chosen people of Israel by speaking of the covenant he offers to them through Abraham, Moses. This covenant is an invitation to enter into a relationship in which “I will be your God and you will be my people”…

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The Father/Child Covenant

The Father/Child Covenant Relationship : The covenant relationship that we have with God through Jesus is a Father/child covenant. All the promises in the Old Testament had stipulations with them–such as–if you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all his commandments. . .the Lord will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you. (Deut. 28)

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