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The Covenants-Chapter 8f- The Old Covenant and the New Covenant

Thus have we seen that the two classes of covenants, which have passed in review before us, are resolved in effect, into two covenants; that they are so received, and expounded by Christ, and his apostles; that the old covenant, or testament—the Mosaic law—was in its nature, although glorious in itself, and in its purposes, necessarily temporary, and superseded by the gospel—the new covenant, or testament; that the Gentile, as well as the Jewish world, needed a preparation, and what that preparation was, for the coming of Messiah; and the nature and excellence of that new covenant, which is “the glorious gospel of the blessed God.” Thanks to “the Father of all our mercies,” redemption is now no longer a matter of promise merely. It is a joyful reality. Christ Jesus, the Messiah, the Deliverer, has come, and accomplished his exalted mission. The work is done. It is our privilege, and honor, to live in the midst of the light and glory of the gospel.

R. B. C. Howell- The Covenants

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