Religion: Doing Right for Oneself

Religion is nothing more than doing what is right in one’s own eyes. The current spiritual state in the United States of America resembles that of Yisra’el (Israel) during the period of the judges.  “In those days there was no sovereign in Yisra’el—everyone did what was right in his own eyes [Shophetim (Judges) 17:6 &…

The New Covenant: Jesus as our High Priest

Introduction In my blog last week, we discussed the Levitical priesthood and the fact that this was the old covenant that Jesus came to replace. The Abrahamic covenant and the Book of the Covenant (our salvation covenants) are still very much alive! We are saved if we keep them. What did the new covenant come…

The Covenant Jesus Came to Replace (Part 2)

Introduction In my first blog on this topic, I made the case that Jesus came to replace the Levitical priesthood. In this blog, we are going to explore further. Why had the priesthood had to be replaced? Were there any prophecies about it? In the end, we’ll look at Jesus’s new covenant. How did it…

The Covenant Jesus Came to Replace (Part 1)

Introduction The attentive reader will know that I’ve been blogging over the last few weeks about the covenant that Jesus came to fulfill. Today, I want to shift the focus a little and talk about the covenant that Jesus came to replace. Surprised? Yes, we are dealing with two separate covenants. God gave us many…