In which Testament Old or New was Jesus born, lived and taught during His ministry?
Jesus said in Matthew 26:28 (KJV) which states: 28 "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins". This clearly indicates to me that Jesus never lived as a human being during the New Testament. Which means as a Jew, at that time, He had to follow Old Covenant laws. Sometimes covent and testament may have the same meaning in the Bible. What is your take on this?
Hello my friend,
I agree with you 100%. Of course Christ had to live under old law as a Jew. The New Covenant wasn't formed until his blood was shed and he was crucified. Then the New Covenant was made with all.
JThomps42- Many believe that Jesus was born during the New Testament and quote New Teatament (the four gespels) as proof that christians must follow Old Covenant laws. But clearly Jesus never lived during the New Testament. Thanks JThomps42.
I just do not get this. Unless you say the "bible is the word" of the new covenant. I believe Christ is "the word of the new covenant". So upon his birth it was the new covenant. Christ simply could not live under the old law for He was the new law.
Eric- I believe Hebrews 9: 15through 18 will answer your question. It's to long to write the answer here. Thanks Eric.
Graceinus, you are not serious. That is death of our selves. That has nothing to do with God's. It is when OUR covenant is fulfilled. Not His. You are very confused by somebody.
Eric- Thanks again for your comment. If you read Hebrews 9: 16 where it mentions the word "testator" , this I believe is referring to Jesus Christ if one looks at it in context with the three verses I mentioned earlier.
of course it was the Old Testament. He was born a jew, circumsized on the eight day ,lived as a Jew and died a jew, as the scriptures prophesied , but was risen from the dead as the confirmed Savior of mankind that had proven who He is and fulfilled the law, thereby ending its reign, When He arose from the dead the new testament began , the law of Moses was no longer in effect as He now replaced it with His Law, the perfect law of liberty, with grace and the opportunity of receiving forgiveness instead of Harsh punishment or death for committing any sin .
Hi celafoe- My Hub on this subject never came up on featured form so I brought it up as a question. As you know it is an important subject. Many thanks for your answer.
It is my understanding that Jesus lived under Old Testament scriptures and law. He was Crucified, dead and buried, and rose again, and this is when the New Testament time period was to begin. Thanks to our God for His Son who was sacrificed for our sins and to set us free.No greater love could there be.Thanks for your question. whonu
whonu- Exactly, but there are many who will go to the first pages of the New Testament of the bible and read of the birth of Jesus, then they assume Jesus was born in New Testament times. There's a disconnect on their part. Thanks for your answer.
I think you have to see Christ's earthly life as out of the time of either. His birth was in fact the end of the old, but the beginning of the new was not until He fully died for our sins and the Holy spirit was given to man. During Christ's life on earth if a disciple were to be baptized by John and knew and Loved Jesus as God. And died to his old self and followed Jesus. But clearly not baptized by the Holy Spirit, he was in between covenants.
But it all makes no never mind to God. Because God is Alpha and Omega and our time lines are irrelevant.
So at Christ's Holy Conception He was on Earth, marking a new time for man. Certainly by His Ascension another new time for man was made manifest. So that one millisecond between old and new was really a lifetime. Which is symbolic of our lives also. While with God before our conception we were alive, and after our death we are likewise alive.
How could Christ have lived under the Old Testament/Covenant, for as we know Christ is the Word, the new is of Christ and Christ of the new. He could not earthly exist in the old. Nor could He earthly exist in the new. Certainly Christ was not a Christian for He is Christian.
So if we say that Christ lived under the Old, we are speaking of our understanding of the time line continuum. And that is fine for man. But not for the Son of Man.
Of course I could be wrong here. Because I am human and not omniscient. This may be my thoughts but not your thoughts. And I suggest this is interesting so as to learn and share more about Christ in our lives but does not any kind of rule make.
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