Question.— Itis alleged that God dealt with Abraham without the intervention of a mediator, and that the Church of the Gospel Age, prospective in hours of the Abrahamic promise, as the “seed”, therefore require no mediator, though it is said ” we do need an Advocate.” Is this Scriptural? Answer.— In our articles around “Salvation […]
Not every covenant that God made with His People is to be viewed as having no limit in time, but that which was bought at a heavy price is sealed with blood forever. The prime necessity of human race, salvation from sin and death, has been provided in the divine purpose and solved by the sent one from God, who was willing to put his own will aside to do the Will of his heavenly Father, and gave himself as a ransom for all people.
The Nazarene master teacher Jeshua (Jesus Christ) was not dragged to death but gave himself willingly to go to his death and to offer himself as a sacrificial lamb and a ransom offering for all sinners.
Three conditions have to be dealt with if the Abrahamic Covenant or promise is to bring a permanent blessing to “all the families of the earth.” These are the “sins of the past” both of Jews under the Old Covenant and of Gentiles under no covenant; sins committed, whether through weakness or wilfulness, after the […]
The New Covenant Victim It was customary to ratify covenants over a victim. The covenant with Abraham, concerning his seed, and the possession of the land, was so ratified. (Gen. 15:8-18.) The Law Covenant was similarly ratified. (Ex. 24: 5-8.) The New Covenant must also be attested by the death of a victim, and it […]
The Divine Word, as already noted, expresses much of its teaching in symbolic language, such as parables and figuratively expressed prophecies. But, besides these, there is a deal of typical incident and arrangement intended to assist God’s people to a better understanding of His purposes. That is certain persons and companies of persons have been […]