The Fulfillment of God's Covenants in the New Testament Essay

2022 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 9 Pages
Vincent D Dent
Dr.Valerie De La Torre

The Fulfillment of God’s Covenants in The New Testament After the fall of mankind into disobedience and sin, God made the decision to deal with mankind and the problem of rebellion by establishing contracts or agreements between Himself and the people in order to communicate with and redeem his greatest creation, humanity. As we read through and study the Bible we can see that God is faithful in keeping His promises that he gave to the nation of Israel in the Old Testament having made contracts with Abraham and David and it would appear that Abrahamic and the Davidic Covenants are the mainstays leading up to the new covenant with Jesus Christ being the new
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(Gorman, M. J. 2010). The Gospels teach us that God has established a covenant where we are can go directly to God through Christ Jesus because of His sacrifice (death) to atone for our sins and fulfill the commandments. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:17-19 NIV). We find again in Luke that the “New Covenant” comes through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. There is forgiveness of sins only through this “Better covenant’ which God determined as the ultimate solution to the rebellion of His chosen people. (Luke 22:20 NIV). As we transition from the Gospels it is Luke who continues to enlighten and inform of us of the fulfillment of covenant in the book of Acts. The book of Acts provides us with clear evidence of the covenants established by God were being fulfilled and enacted upon. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to

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