[left][font=Arial Narrow]God made an “eternal covenant” with the Israelites. Under the Old Testament Covenant, King David and Isaiah both proclaim Israelite salvation through God’s “Right Hand” (or God’s “arm”) whom we know to be Jesus Christ. [/font]If Abraham has fulfilled his side of the Old Testament Covenant contract God laid out for him, is not God obligated to fulfill His portion of the contract, which is eternal life through Jesus, without the need to fulfill the baptismal demands of the New Testament Covenant? Can God go back on His Old Covenant contractual Word? [/left]
Covenant: formal solemn, and binding agreement: a written agreement or promise under seal between two or more parties: the common law action to recover damages for breach of such a contract.
[font=Arial][size=2][size=3][size=3][font=Times New Roman]NAB DEU 30:19[/size][/size]
“I call heaven and earth today to witness against you:** I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life,** then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.”
[/font][/size][/font][font=Arial][size=2][size=3][font=Times New Roman][size=3]NAB SAM 23:5[/size][/size]
“Is not my house firm before God? He has made an eternal covenant with me, set forth in detail and secured. Will he not bring to fruitation all my salvation and my every desire?”[/font][/size][/font]
NAB MAT 26:64[font=Arial] **Jesus answered: **“It is you who say it. But I tell you this: Soon you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
NAB PSA 80:18
May your help be with the man of your right hand, with the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
[/font]N****AB PSA 118:15
[font=Times New Roman]The joyful shout of victory in the tents of the just: "The right hand of the LORD has struck with power: The right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD has struck with power." I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. Though the LORD has indeed chastised me, yet he has not delivered me to death.
Open to me the gates of justice; I will enter them and give thanks to the LORD. This gate is the LORD’s; the just shall enter it. I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me and have been my savior. The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. …O LORD, grant salvation! O LORD, grant prosperity!
NAB ISA 53:4 ****(Isaiah to the Israelites.)[/font]
Who would believe what we have heard? To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?..Y****et it was our infirmities that he bore, our sufferings that he endured, While we thought of him as stricken, as one smitten by God and afflicted. But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins, Upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed. We had all gone astray like sheep, each following his own way; But the LORD laid upon him the guilt of us all.
Peace in Christ,