Saturday, March 11, 2017


All men are saved by the New Covenant and the New Covenant alone. When was the New Covenant applicable?

Hebrews 8:12-13 "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." 13 In that He says , "A new covenant ," He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. (NKJV)

Hebrews 9:16-17 For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has  no power at all while the testator lives.(NKJV)

The New Covenant was not in force until after the death and resurrection of Jesus.

The New Covenant terms for pardon were preached on the Day of Pentecost. Luke 24:46-47 Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day 47 "and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (NKJV)


 Day of  Pentecost preaching by Peter (Acts 2:22-38)
1. Faith: John 3:15 "that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.(NKJV)

2. Repentance: Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out....(NKJV)

3. Confession: Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus  and believe in your heart  that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (NKJV)

4. Water Immersion: Mark 16:16"He who believes and is baptized will be saved...(NKJV)

Men are only saved under the New Covenant terms of pardon today.

You cannot be saved like the thief on the cross. The thief did not believe that God had raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus was still alive when the thief was saved. The thief was saved before the New Covenant was in force.

You cannot be saved like Noah by building an ark because of your faith. Noah was saved before the New Covenant.

You cannot be saved like Abraham. Abraham preceded the New Covenant.

You cannot have your sins forgiven by following the terms of John the Baptist. John's baptism was before the New Covenant was in force.      

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