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Renewed covenant

There is no Biblical basis for the separation of “old” and “new” Testament or “old” and “new” covenant for that matter.
A simple search for “covenant” yields 360 results in the Good News Translation. Which ones do you consider “old” which ones “new”?
Today’s Reading, Hebrews 8:1-13, as all “new covenant” texts does not actually use νέος (Greek “new”) but καινος (Greek for “renewed”). That tells us a whole lot about how we see God: Does God just ditch one relationship to enter the next or is God’s love consistent and reliable? I vote for the latter!

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British Tweet Wars

The thing I found most interesting in preparation for the royal wedding was the big showdown between @PiersMorgan and @Lord_Sugar – face-to-face in-front of Buckingham Palace:

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Hebrews 7:1-28

Today’s Reading is Hebrews 7:1-28.
It is yet another reflection on Jesus’ priesthood, the essential theme of Hebrews.

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Hebrews 6:1-20

Today’s Reading is Hebrews 6:1-20.

It raises a great question:
“For how can those who abandon their faith be brought back to repent again?”

And it gives a great answer, too:
“So we who have found safety with him are greatly encouraged to hold firmly to the hope placed before us. We have this hope as an anchor for our lives. It is safe and sure, and goes through the curtain of the heavenly temple into the inner sanctuary. On our behalf Jesus has gone in there before us and has become a high priest forever, in the priestly order of Melchizedek.”

As hard as you may try you simply cannot fall from grace because our Heavenly High Priest Jesus has your back.

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Please pass Ordination Amendment 10-A

To my Presbyterian readers: Please support Ordination Amendment 10-A for the 219th General Assembly. Here in Utah the vote came out positive on 3/19/2011. Please do that all over your governing bodies. For words of encouragement please read A letter to the PC(USA) from Rick, Freda and Bruce.