(Original post by El Cid)
That's not right.
What do you think the word 'Covenant' means. Covenant = Contract, between humans and God.
There is an Old Covenant, a Contract between the peoples of the Exodus, and with God, Wherein they agreed to keep 613 commandments, and in so doing, God would bless them in many great ways delineated in the Contract, if they Kept the LAW. Moses read them the proposed Contract, they all shouted "Yes, this we will do." And they sealed this Contract by accepting the blood that Moses sprinkled on them.
Of course not all 613 laws applied to everying, some were for men only, some for women only, some for the levitical preists only.
The New Covenant came into existence upon God annhilating the Mosaic Covenant when Jesus died upon the cross Zec: 11 7-14, Zec 1-6 is the burning of Herods Temple.
The Laws of Christ is Just Three.
Law 1: Love God with all your mind, body and soul, and love others as you love yourself.
Law 2: The Law of Liberty: Mercy Triumphs ove Judgement. Forgive and you will be forgiven. By what measure you measure, so shall you be measured. Pardon and you will be pardoned. William Shakespeare included this Law in the court scene of the Merchant of Venice, beginnig with "The quality of Mercy is not strained. ..." Right through the whole Court scene.
Law 3. (Okay, I suppose you readers may not understand this one.) I'll just quote it and leave it at that. Upon becoming a Christian we receive the Holy Spirit, 'God dwelling in every true Christian, transforming us daily that we may bear the good fruit that God desires we bear.
Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death (The Mosaic Body of Law). 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
From Galatians come a list of the the Fruit that Christians will bear through the work the Holy Spirit will produce in us as we walk with God daily.
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
I try to be all that when I post here on your forum.
My best wishes to all.