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“THE CROSS AND THE NEW COVENANT”
Generally, Christians believe that The Promised New Covenant Was Instituted At The Last Supper As Part Of The Eucharist, which in The Gospel of John includes The New Commandment. Based on the Bible teaching that, “For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth,” Protestants tend to believe that the New Covenant only came into force with The Death Of Christ. The commentary to the Roman Catholic New American Bible also affirms That Christ Is The “Testator Whose Death Puts His Will Into Effect.” Christians Thus Believe That Jesus Is The Mediator Of The New Covenant, And That The Blood Of Christ Shed At His Crucifixion Is The Required Blood Of The Covenant.
Hebrews 8:6 But now Jesus Has Obtained A Superior Ministry, Since The Covenant That He Mediates Is Also Better And Is Enacted On Better Promises. 7 For if that First Covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a Second. 8 For HE finds fault with them when HE Says: “Behold, the days are coming, declares The Lord, when I will establish a New Covenant with The House of Israel and with The House of Judah, 9 not like The Covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. For they did not continue in MY Covenant, and so I showed no concern for them, Declares The Lord. 10 For This Is The Covenant That I Will Make With The House of Israel after those days, Declares The Lord: I Will Put My Laws Into Their Minds, And Write Them On Their Hearts, And I Will Be Their God, And They Shall Be My People. 11 And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know The Lord,’ for they shall all know ME, from the least of them to the greatest. 12 For I Will Be Merciful Toward Their Iniquities, And I Will Remember Their Sins No More.” 13 In Speaking Of A New Covenant, He Makes The First One Obsolete. And What Is Becoming Obsolete And Growing Old Is Ready To Vanish Away.
The Christian view of The New Covenant is a New Relationship Between God And Humans Mediated By Jesus which necessarily includes all people, both Jews and Gentiles, upon sincere declaration that one Believes In Jesus Christ as Lord and God. The New Covenant also breaks the generational curse of the original sin on all children of Adam if they Believe In Jesus Christ, after people are judged for their own sins, which is expected to happen with the Second Arrival of Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. 30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. 31 Behold, the days come, Saith The LORD, That I Will Make A New Covenant With The House of Israel, And With The House of Judah:
Thus as the Apostle Paul advises that the Mosaic Covenant of Sinai does not in itself prevent Jews from sinning and dying,and is not given to Gentiles at all (only the Noahic covenant is unique in applying to all humanity), Christians believe the New Covenant ends the original sin and death for everyone who becomes a Christian and cannot simply be a renewal of the Mosaic Covenant since it seemingly accomplishes new things. See types of Supersessionism for details.
Also based much on what Paul wrote, a dispensationalist Christian view of the nature of Israel is that it is primarily a Spiritual nation composed of Jews who claim Jesus as their Messiah, as well as Gentile Believers who through the New Covenant have been grafted into The Promises made to Israelites. This Spiritual Israel is based on The Faith of the patriarch Abraham (before he was circumcised) who was ministered by the Melchizedek Priesthood, which is understood to be a Type for the Christian Faith Of Believing Jesus To Be Christ And Lord In The Order Of Melchizedek. The Apostle Paul says that it is not “the children of the flesh” who are the Children of God, but “The Children Of The Promise”.
“Romans 9:6 Not As Though The Word Of God Hath Taken None Effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: But The Children Of The Promise Are Counted For The Seed.”