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New Covenant, Jesus, and The Gospel of Luke

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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Dec 29, 2006 at 10:18

But wouldn't Elijah warn about the coming of the dreadful day?

His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire." (Matthew 3:12 NIV)

This is talking about Jesus, who is God, will decide who is a true servant of God and who is not. This foretells of the final judgement or the Day of the Lord.

It says the covenant will be with the house of Israel. God also says that they will have the same law. And finally he says that they will be his people, which doesn't include the gentiles.

I know I know. It is the same law with a different sign and a different covenant. This passage of Jeremiah speaks of the New Covenant but it is just a supplement to some other passages fortelling and the actual New Covenant. To say that one passage about the New Covenant does not talk about Gentiles and concluding that it will not reach the Gentiles is a bit of an assumption. This fails against hypothesis 2 which says that Jesus gave the Holy Spirit to the Jews first so that they could minister to the Gentiles.


Here are the Ten Commandments:

1. You shall not worship any other god but YHWH.

2. You shall not make a graven image.

3. You shall not take the name of YHWH in vain.

4. You shall not break the Sabbath.

5. You shall not dishonor your parents.

6. You shall not murder.

7. You shall not commit adultery .

8. You shall not steal.

9. You shall not commit perjury.

10. You shall not covet.

So Servant of Christ which ones do you follow.

Since none of them are ceremonial laws, I follow any of them. I told you that all codes about morality (ie. incest, rape, murder, etc) still apply.

When will he be called those names?

Jesus is already known as the Prince of Peace and Mighty God. Just because it isn't used in the Bible does not mean he is called that.

He is called, Almighty God, several times in Revelation:

6Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
"Hallelujah!
For our Lord God Almighty reigns. (Revelation 19:6 NIV)

This is said when Jesus is about to conquer all evil on the Day of the Lord.

So Servant of Christ when was Jesus born:

1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." Matthew 2:1

1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register. Luke 2:1

Quirinius became governer of Syria in 6 CE, ten years after king Herod's death.

This is one of the many contradictions in the New Testament.

This can be easily reconciled!

First, Romans had a census that required the people to return to their origins every 14 years.

Qurinius was on duty twice. There was an inscription in Antioch that was ascribed to Governor Qurinius of Syria at the date of 7 BC. Also, Jewish historian Josephus supports the evidence for two terms for Qurinius. Both Josephus and Luke are known for their accuracy and Josephus is not a Christian so he would not support the Gospels. So Qurinius was governor of Syria in 7 BC and then an imperial legate in 6 AD.

Feel free to point out anything you have questions about.

May God Bless You

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