From Their Bondage And Claims Them As His Own

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from their bondage and claims them as his own.” (174) God rescues his people as He promised in his covenants. He keeps up his side of each covenant, even when the other party fails to do so. Within this new covenant, God establishes new stipulations for His people to follow (the law). He then sets up a system (sacrifices) to allow Him to dwell with his people in the Tabernacle. As Israel again fails in their covenant responsibilities, God executes the next step of His plan. He establishes a monarchy, which serves as the both the lineage of His ultimate plan and the prophetic throne of the future king of God’s kingdom. The Davidic covenant is the last piece needed before God enacts the final covenant with His people. Redemption has been…show more content…
Sandra offers her input to this question, knowing that there does not seem to be a satisfactory answer as of yet. She begins by addressing that the Law of Moses is good. She believes the law to be a representation of the character of God, and should not be thrown away with the signing of the new covenant. Common belief is that the law should not be completely thrown out, as this would contradict the New Testament. In contrast, completely following the law does not seem to work either. As in Acts 10, Peter is given instruction from God that contradicts the law, that of eating unclean foods. With these two extremes established, Sandra, as well as the majority of theories I have come across, believes that there is a middle ground of what is to be followed and what is to be ignored. First, the new covenant must be discussed. The old covenant is finished with Jesus’s resurrection and being enthroned as the new King. We find in Hebrews 8 that Jesus has been set as the High Priest. It is through him that a new covenant has been established, one that goes beyond Israel, involving all men. As the new suzerain and mediator between the father and His children, it is Jesus that we look to in setting the new requirements of the covenant. It is within the gospels that we find Jesus setting the new terms. There are many recorded instances where Jesus talked about the Mosaic Law. But when doing so, his focus was the intent of the law. As in Matthew 5:27, Jesus
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