Christian views on the Old Covenant  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e



The Mosaic covenant or Law of Moses – which Christians generally call the "Old Covenant" (in contrast to the New Covenant) – has played an important role in the shaping of Christianity and has occasioned serious dispute and controversy since the beginnings of Christianity: note for example Jesus' critique of the Law during his Sermon on the Mount, the circumcision controversy in early Christianity, and the incident at Antioch which has led scholars to dispute the relationship between Paul the Apostle and Judaism.

Rabbinic Judaism asserts that Moses presented the Jewish religious laws to the Jewish people and that those laws do not apply to gentiles (including Christians), with the exception of the Seven Laws of Noah, which (it teaches) apply to all people.

Many Christians believe that only parts are applicable, others believe that none apply, dual-covenant theologians believe that the Old Covenant remains valid only for Jews, and a minority have the view that all parts still apply to believers in Jesus and in the New Covenant.

See also

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Christian views on the Old Covenant" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools