There are four simple rules for interpreting the Bible by “whole” or “complete” covenants.

    1) To which covenant does the book, chapter or verse belong: Old or New Testament?

   2) Who is speaking?

   3) To whom are they speaking?

   4) What is spoken.


Remember, Jesus lived and died during the Old Testament Mosaical age -- while the law of Moses was still in force. The New Testament age did not begin until after the resurrection of Christ (Heb. 9:16-17). This means that – according to the teaching of Christ – nothing in MMLJ/BC is New Testament doctrine!

“16For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth” (Hebrews 9:16-17).

Understanding The Covenants And Books Of The Old Testament


GENESIS 1-Exodus 19: The Patriarchal Age. The book of “beginnings”; man’s only real knowledge of the creation of the universe, earth, human race, tribes, cities and nations. It reveals the advent of sin, fall of man and the establishment of God’s scheme of covenant  salvation for mankind. GENESIS describes the Patriarchal age, the apostasy of early man into idolatry and God’s rejection of the Idolatrous and apostate Gentile world.


EXODUS 20 - DEUTERONOMY: Beginning Of The Mosaical Age. The four books of the Old Testament that reveal the law of Moses. They describe Israel’s deliverance from Egyptian bondage; Moses receiving the old covenant law and religion of the “ten commandments”; and the  monumental journey of the Jews from Egypt to the promised land of Canaan (circa 1462.).

  

JOSHUA -- ECCLESIASTES: Continuation Of The Mosaical Age. These historical books describe Israel driving the heathen Gentiles out of Canaan. They describe the history of a united Israel under Saul, David and Solomon. They also relate the history of the other numerous kings and their reigns over the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah (circ 1422 to 945 BC).


ISAIAH -- MALACHI: Continuation of Mosaical Age: These prophets were God’s spokesmen to Israel during her 1500 year history. They “began” with Moses and “ended” with Christ. These books describe how God dealt with Israel during her periods of both “faithfulness” and “disobedience.” They describe the disappearance of the “ten northern tribes” in Assyrian captivity (722 BC), and ultimately Judah’s Babylonian captivity (586 BC) (circa 945 to 400 BC). Malachi was not the last book of the Old Testament, for the Mosaical age continued  for 450 years after the time of Malachi.


MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE AND JOHN -- Before The Cross: Final 33 years and “end” of the Mosaical Age. These books show both John the baptizer and Jesus, as the last two prophets of God sent to Old Testament Israel. John, Jesus and their Jewish disciples preached the old covenant Mosaical “gospel” during the last 33 years of the Mosaical age. Their preaching was directed to “only the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matt. 15:24; Lk. 1).This Old Testament “gospel” describes John and Jesus “restoring” unfaithful Jews -- not

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