DON'T GET TAKEN IN BY THE 'ONE COVENANT' MESSIANIC HERESY!
The New Testament Tells Us to Put the Old Covenant Aside, NOT to Mix Old and New Covenants
I grow increasingly concerned at the number of sincere, impressionable but not well-studied Christians who are falling for the 'one covenant messianic' heresy. Yes, it is a heresy. The New Testament, especially Paul and the writer of the Book of Hebrews, admonish us to put the things of the old covenant aside but I seem to hear of more and more 'messianic' Jews who encourage believers to start mixing certain old covenant regulations with New Covenant Christianity.
I have noticed that many talks or lectures of this sort are now actually taking place on the "Shabbat," (the seventh day Sabbath) and those assembling are encouraged to return to Sabbath observation as in Judaism; this amounts to drawing Christians into seventh-day Sabbath observance. I do know for a fact that one messianic lecturer here in the UK actually stated,"it is time that Christians made their worship complete by assembling on Shabbat. What authority does Sunday have anyway?" I am not quoting this man's name because I lack full proof that he did indeed speak these words, although I have it on good authority. Christians who are not really well-versed in the teaching of the New Testament can easily slip down this path, a path in which they start to think that the work of Christ on the cross was somehow not quite sufficient. This is creeping Galatianism, something which made Paul the Apostle so angry in the Book of Galatians! Please avoid this path.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17).
16. Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. (Colossians 2:16-17).
Robin A. Brace, November 1st, 2016.
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