New Covenant is NOT New Law

Many Christians say that we don’t go by the Torah anymore because we are under a New Covenant. They imply that the “Old Covenant” i.e. the Old Testament is synonymous with the Torah. And they equate the  New Covenant (New Testament) with a new law, which is not the Torah.

People who believe this will often say that we are “not under the law”, but that we are under a New Covenant.

Covenant

The word covenant is translated from the Hebrew word “Brit”, which means covenant, alliance, pledge, or contract.

Law

The word law is translated from the Hebrew word, Torah. From the Jewish point of view, the Torah is considered to be the first five books of the Bible, aka “Books of Moses”, or “Pentateuch”.

Covenant vs Law

In the modern world, we have what we call a “Last Will and Testament“, or “Will” for short. Most of you know that a will is a document which details what happens to a person’s possessions after death. It is common knowledge that the word “Will” and “Testament” are interchangeable.

Suppose you make a will.

Does your will replace all law?

Does your new will replace everyone else’s wills before you?

Does your will negate all law previously in force in the land?

The answer to all these questions are a resounding “NO!”

Likewise…

Every time God makes a testament (will) will someone it doesn’t replace the Torah.

Every time God cuts a covenant with someone it does NOT replace all other covenants previously made.

Every time God introduces a new testament, it does NOT negate the law previously in force. It does NOT negate the Eternal Torah.

See Old Testament vs New Testament

And Eternal Torah for more insight.

About Christopher Enoch

Born in 1974. Born again in 1992. Since then it has been a wonderful, glorious, and exciting journey with the LORD! Since I got to know Jesus through the person of Holy Spirit, I have never been happier in my life!
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