Concordia Theological Monthly

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new testament, covenant, economy, circumcision, baptism, crucifixion, dispensation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Jesus, the Mediator of the New Covenant (Heb. 3:5, 6; 8:6-13; 12:24), set aside the Old Covenant by means of His work of redemption during the thirty-three years of His humiliation (Gal 4:4, 5). In this period He fulfilled the Moral Law by keeping it (Rom. 5:19; 10:4), and by His suffering He freed us from its curse (Gal. 3:13). In this time He also substituted the reality of His atonement for the shadow of the Ceremonial Law and thus made the observance of its ordinances unnecessary (Col. 2:16, 17).


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Hebrews 3:5-6; Hebrews 8:6-13; Hebrews 12:24; Galatians 4:4-5; Romans 5:19; Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:13; Colossians 2:16-17; John 17:4; John 19:30; Hebrews 10:4; Philippians 2:8; Luke 22:20; Hebrews 9:16-17;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars