Concordia Theological Monthly

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The Covenant of Blood

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covenant, old testament, new testament, religion, noah, offerings, sacrifices, christian, circumcision

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


To many the Bible appears to contain two different religions. One is the religion of Judaism in the Old Testament; the other, the religion of Christianity in the New. The differences appear to be so great that the two "religions" seem worlds apart. The Old Testament is a religion of Law; the New Testament, of the Gospel. The Old Testament religion is characterized by a complex scheme of sacrifices, by circumcision, by detailed Sabbath regulations; in the New Testament all this is rejected. The Old Testament religion is the religion of a nation; the New Testament religion is to be spread over the whole world.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Corinthians 3:14; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 9:6-9; Exodus 31:12-17; Exodus 24:5-8; Psalm 50:5; Zechariah 9:11; Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 10:29; Hebrews 12:24; Hebrews 13:20-21; Genesis 9:8-17; Genesis 8:20; Isaiah 1:11; Psalm 40:6; Psalm 51:16-17; Genesis 9:3-6;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars