How to Study Part 2by Roy Burger on 06/23/15
How to Study the Bible Part 2
We have Old Testament and New Testament. Another word for Testament is Covenant. So we have Old Covenant and New Covenant. Old is earthly. God told Abraham look as far as you can see and this land will belong to his people. If one over ate, he took animals to the priest and the priest would offer temporary redemption to his or her sin. If one commited adultery, one would be stoned to death. The new covenant is spiritual. We are filled with the Holy Ghost. Jesus tells us not to store our treasures here on earth where theifs and vandales can get them but store them in heaven. We all know the ten commandments. Let us go to Exodus 20: 1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Are these commandments the same for us in the New Covenant? Let us go to Roman 13: 8 Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. If you notice keeping the Sabbath holy is not one of them. Circumcism also is not required under the New Covenant. Paul tells us in Colossians 2:"16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:" Paul also tells us in Galatians if we adhere to being circumcism, we have to adhere to the whole law under the Old Covenant since we are saved by grace, we do not need to be circumcised as a sign of the New Covenant. Check later for Part 3