THE COVENANT WITH NOAH

The covenants of God begin with the covenant made with Noah. According to II Peter 3:3-7, there is a distinction between the “former heavens and earth” and the present heavens and earth. The ones from long ago were created in the beginning and was destroyed, being flooded with water. The “present heavens and earth are reserved for fire and kept for judgment and destruction of ungodly men”. In vs 13 we are told to anticipate new heavens and a new earth in the future. This understanding is foundational to the covenant with Noah.

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THE COVENANTS OF GOD - Pt.1

The Hebrew Bible, called the Old Testament by Christianity, tells the story of the God of Israel and the Israel of God. This story is the foundation and basis for all that is claimed in the Gospels and Epistles held sacred by Christianity. Within the Hebrew Bible are the covenants made by God with Israel. There are five primary covenants that must be understood to place the New Testament writings into proper perspective. These covenants have been named differently by commentators but regardless of the name used, the covenants are easy to explain.

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REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY

Supercessionism, commonly called “replacement theology”, is an intentional or default perspective that replaces the initial and primary content of theological categories of the Biblical texts of Judaism, generally referred to as the Hebrew Bible, with Christian categories that are claimed to be derived from and sanctioned by the Hebrew Biblical texts and additional scripture accepted by Christianity and known as the New Testament books of the Christian Bible.

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