Old and New

By Judson Woodbridge

Old Covenant –Heb. 8:13; Ex. 34:28; I Kgs. 8: 9, 21– New Covenant.
Old Testament — Heb. 9: 15 — New Testament.
First Testament — Heb. 10: 9 — Second Testament–Heb. 8: 7.
Moses Gave Old– Heb. 10:28 — Christ Gave New.
Blood of Animals– Heb. 10:4–Blood of Christ–Heb. 9:14.
For Jews Only — Deut. 5.1-15; Ex. 31:16, 17 — For All the World–Mk. 16:15.Done Away–Rom. 7:1-6; 2 Cor. 3:1-6– In Force—Heb. 9:17. Gal. 3:23-25; Eph. 2:14-16; Col. 2:14; Heb. 8; 9:15-17.

Wrong Examples

Mt. 8: 6- 13 . Faith
Lk. 7: 36-48 ……... Love
John 8: 4- 11..Repent
Mt. 19:16-22..Give
Lk. 23:43 . Confessed

Right Examples

Acts 2–B, R, B, equals Rem. of Sins.
Acts 8–H, B, B, equals Rejoice
Acts 9–B, R, B, equals wash away sins. (22: 16.)
Acts 10 and 11–B, R, B, equals Life.

Wrong DayEx. 31:16, 17.
Right DayLk. 24:1, 7, 21, 46; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2.

Wrong Acts
Sprinkle clean water–Ezek. 36:25.
Animal sacrifice.
Incense burning.
Going to Jerusalem to worship.
Build a Tabernacle.
Dance–2 Sam. 6:14.
Play on Instruments–2 Sam 6:5.
Infant Members.
Feast Days.

Right Acts

Baptize–( immerse)–Rom. 6 :3.
Christ, our sacrifice.
Pray–Rev. 8:4.
Worship in spirit and truth–Jno. 4:21-23.
Sing–Col. 3:16; Eph. 5:19.
Teach–Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7.
Lord’s Supper Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7.
Give–I Cor. 16:2.

There are many people who do not know how to read the Bible. Many think the Old Testament is in force today. The above passages should show conclusively that it is not. When this is learned people will stop going back before the cross for examples of conversion; stop going back to the Ten Commandments to get the Sabbath day (7th day of the week); and will stop going back after David’s instruments of music. The Lord in the New Covenant tells us what to do to be saved today and how to worship.

A man is indeed inconsistent who will take the stories of Christ forgiving sin in his personal ministry as cases of conversion, and then reject the Jewish Sabbath. He is inconsistent who will take David’s instruments and refuse his dance. The truth is, all are on the wrong side of the cross. David lived under the law of Moses and not under the law of Christ. Since that is true, if it could be proven that David used the instruments with the approval of God, which would not prove that one could use them today with God’s sanction. If he would sanction them he would surely say so in the law he has for us today.

In the personal ministry of Christ he could speak sins forgiven if he so desired; but did he say to me that I could be forgiven like the woman who washed his feet? I must be concerned about the conditions of salvation as they are expressed in the New Testament. In fact, no one would ever have thought about using these stories of Christ’s forgiveness if they had not been trying to get around a plain command; and the commands is, “Be baptized.” Why try to escape a command of God? It certainly would be foolish to so do. Let all be willing to go to the right place for these commands, and then let all be willing to obey them.

Truth Magazine VI, 12, pp 20-21
September 1962