Baptism and Covenants

I got some edumacation fer ya here. Work with me now, some learnin is bouts to be dropped on ya.

PART ONE: Israel went out of Egypt into the wilderness, passed through the Red Sea, entered the Promised Land where God revealed the Law. If Israel kept the Law, as they said they would, they could stay in the Land.

PART TWO: Israel went out of Jerusalem into the wilderness, was baptized by John, entered into repentant,expectant faith in the Messiah and then Jesus Christ was revealed. If Israel kept faith in Christ they could be eternally saved.

God establishes covenants the same way

1) Had to leave to go into wilderness
2) Had to get wet
3) Needed revelation from God
4) Had to maintain God’s Word (faith, which comes by hearing) to enter into the benefits of the covenant then revealed.

Paul speaks of this in 1 Corinthians 10–People were baptized unto Moses in the Red Sea; we are now baptized into Christ. Israel entered a covenant with God, which they blew and were cut off.

Believers are now in a new covenant with God, we should live this new covenant better than Israel or else “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

I, by the way, did not say this, Paul did. Enjoy.

“Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition.”

One thought on “Baptism and Covenants”

  1. Our joy and treasure must be found in Christ alone. When a follower of Christ willfully chooses sin over obedience to God’s word he is admitting that Jesus is not enough to totally satisfy. One is truly on shaky ground and in danger of falling, who trust anything other than Christ for their complete joy and satisfaction.

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