Why dont Christians ever talk about it?
31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah-- 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, F23 says the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
8 Because finding fault with them, He says: "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah-- 9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.
We Catholics talk about it at every mass. The words of consecration are (in relevant part)
When supper was ended He took the cup, again He gave You thanks and praise, gave the cup to his disciples and said “Take this all of you and drink from it: this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the New and Everlasting Covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven.”
The New Covenant is the covenant in the blood of Jesus, the once-for-all sacrifice by which we are forgiven and by which we are redeemed.
Jesus said it and I believe it.
all the Christians i know talk about the new covenant established by Jesus’ blood.
Wouldn’t it be more important that we try to LIVE it rather than just talk about it? Yes, we will all fail at times in the living of it, but we need to at least try to live it, and be reconciled to God when we do fall through His sacrament of confession. God definitely lives His end of the covenant.
If you want to read and learn about the new covenant, along with the previous covenants for that matter, read Scott Hahn’s book “A Father Who Keeps His Promises.”
The New Covenant is completely fulfilled when sin and death are gone.
Satan is destroyed, and in doing so evil is lifted and God’s Laws written in hearts, only goodness is left in them.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
With no more sin there is no more death.
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
These are the curse from Adam and the sour grape passed to all humanity.
Jeremiah 31:29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
Jeremiah 31:30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
What is a cavenant?
I took this definition from the Jewish Encyclopedia.
An agreement between two contracting parties, originally sealed with blood; a bond, or a law; a permanent religious dispensation. The old, primitive way of concluding a covenant (, “to cut a covenant”) was for the covenanters to cut into each other’s arm and suck the blood, the mixing of the blood rendering them “brothers of the covenant”
The New Covenant is sealed by the blood of Jesus.
The blood of Jesus is not the New Covenant.
So back to my original question What is the New Covenant? Why do Christians not talk about it?
Read the above responses. They did not say that the New Covenant IS the blood of Jesus, but rather ESTABLISHED IN the blood of Jesus, that is, sealed by the blood.
In short, we do talk about it. Maybe you’re not listening.