Bible Expositors today, in numerous cases, seek to place believers, and more especially unconverted Jewry for the nation of Israel under the Mosaic Covenant ritualism.
They teach a restoration of the temporal elements of the previous covenants, and especially the temporal elements of the Old Covenant in this end of the age, or in a future Millenniel Age, after the Lord Jesus returns the second time.
The controversial areas of “restoration” involve “the Holy Land”, the Nation of Israel, Circumcision, the rebuilt Temple, the Levitical Priesthood, Sacrifices and Oblations, the Festival Months, The Sabbaths, Holy Days, and the Davidic Kingdom. All of this is to be centered in the restored City of Jerusalem under the Mosaic economy.
Each of these things are addressed in their respective chapters in this text. All of the above arises out of confusion of Covenants, which was the great issue in apostolic times. It was the transitionary period of the Gospels and Acts from the Old and Mosaic Covenant and the New and Messianic Covenant. It also involves a lack of proper understanding of ALL Covenants and their relationship to the NEW Covenant that brings about convenantal confusion.
Unless the contents of the New Covenant, as to its promises and accomplishments, are clearly and fully understood, there will always be the tendency to lapse back under the Old Covenant ceremonies and ritualism.
The Galatian Church illustrates this matter. The Judaizing teachers of the Law preceded or followed the apostle Paul everywhere he went. They brought confusion and bondage to believing Jews and Gentiles who accepted the New Covenant.
The same spirit and mentality of Judaistic teaching infiltrates the church even in our day. This is seen whenever any teacher seems to reimpose the Mosaic Covenant on New Covenant believers, or even on unregenerate Jews or Gentiles.
The whole burden of the Galatian Epistle was to help them stand fast in the liberty of the New Covenant and the work of the cross, and not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage of the Old Covenant.
This is what this booklet is about and it is the author’s desire to see the people of God come out of convenantal confusion.
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