The Ten Commandments and the New Covenant

In the third month after the Israelites left Egypt – on the very day – they came to the desert of Sinai (Exodus 19:1). The first Passover celebration when the Israelites were delivered from their slavery in Egypt was on the fourteenth day of the first month [of the Hebrew calendar] (Exodus 12:2). The Law […]

The Torah of Messiah

“Hear now, O Israel, the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from […]

THE NEW COVENANT: A Ministration of the Spirit

(This is an edited version of Chapter 7 of Andrew Murray’s ‘The Two Covenants’ – first published by J. Nisbet, London, 1899) “You are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not on tables of stone, but on tables that are hearts of […]

Remember the Sabbath Day

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the […]

Simchat Torah – the sting of death & the fulfilment of the Law

While Judaism celebrates the Law with great rejoicing, particularly on the days of Shavuot and Simchat Torah, few would be left to dance the Torah scrolls around the synagogue if the Rabbis enforced its requirements with any truth or sincerity. The Law of Moses, like any other law, imposes a penalty for transgression. What modern Judaism calls ‘Torah’ […]

The Christian’s Relationship to the Mosaic Law

This is an edited version of Mauro’s original article.  The Gentile Believer and the Law We have said that the experience of the ‘wretched man’ of Romans 7 is not the normal experience of a converted Gentile. It is, nevertheless, a sad fact that it may (and often does) become the abnormal experience of converted […]

The Everlasting Covenant(s)

Имеется русский перевод статьи And God said, “Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him” (Genesis 17:19). This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine […]

God’s Revelation to Moses – the thirteen attributes of God

“Judaism relates to God as a code hidden in the verses of the Torah – Christianity as a character revealed in Christ” (Michael Korn) And the LORD said to Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like the first; and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables which […]

The Cross – prefigured in the Law

Dies auch in Deutsch erhaeltlich ‘They travelled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no […]

The New Covenant with Israel | Jeremiah 31

God chose one nation, Israel, to make known his ways and reveal his character to all mankind. God called Israel into a covenant relationship with himself and entrusted his law to them to reveal his plan of salvation for all the nations. The Bible is the record of God’s dealings with Israel through the covenants. […]