(Luk 22:20) LikewiseG5615 alsoG2532 theG3588 cupG4221 after supper,G1172 saying,G3004 ThisG5124 cup isG4221 theG3588 newG2537 testamentG1242 inG1722 myG3450 blood,G129 which is shedG1632 forG5228 you.G5216
1a) as respects form
1a1) recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn
1b) as respects substance
1b1) of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of
And the old was done away with:
(Heb 8:13) In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
In essence though much of the "old" covenant Law has not been done away with, except the ordinances of the Law.
(Col 2:14) Blotting outG1813 theG3588 handwritingG5498 of ordinancesG1378 that was againstG2596 us,G2257 whichG3739 wasG2258 contraryG5227 to us,G2254 andG2532 tookG142 itG846 out ofG1537 theG3588 way,G3319 nailingG4338 itG846 to his cross;G4716
2)) the rules and requirements of the law of Moses; carrying a suggestion of severity and of threatened judgment
The Law says:
(Lev 20:13) If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Yet, Yeshua didn't speak about homosexuality in particular. Has Yahweh changed? Of course not, Yahweh has not changed his position on homosexuality. Homosexuality is still in an abomination to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. What has changed though is that we are not to carry out the ordinance that are against such abominators ,that is - "the rules and requirements of the law of Moses; carrying a suggestion of severity and of threatened judgment'.
God will inflict His judgment at the last day.
Another of numerous examples I could give:
(Leviticus 5:1..6) "'If a person sins because he does not speak up when he hears a public charge to testify regarding something he has seen or learned about, he will be held responsible .. When anyone is guilty in any of these ways, he must confess in what way he has sinned and, as a penalty for the sin he has committed, he must bring to the LORD a female lamb or goat from the flock as a sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin.'"
That was Law. Is it no longer a sin before the sight of Yahweh if a person conceals the truth and withholds evidence or only gives testimony in part (being in contrast to his fuller knowledge of an event)? Testimony that can save an innocent man? Of course such is still sin.
So in essence, that Law has not been done away with. The ordinance of the law as given through Moses to Israel, yes, that has been done away with. That which commanded that if a person concealed the truth, withheld evidence or only gave testimony in part, then such a man would bear his sin by bringing a guilt offering to the priest who would then make peace for to God on behalf of the individual - that has been done away with.
Again, God will inflict His judgment on the sinner in the last day.
So, yes, there are many things that have been completely kept out of the "new" covenant and Paul details much of it to the discernable reader (food ordinances, sabbath and day observances, etc.), but remember this as it also applies to the Law:
(1 John 3:4) Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.
And forget not, finally:
(Mat 7:21-23) "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'
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