Author: Ron Graham

New Covenant

Who was the New Covenant For?
—A covenant for the whole world

We are thinking about the statement, "Jesus has obtained a more excellent ministry, because he is the mediator of a better covenant, which is based on better promises" (Hebrews 8:6-8). In this lesson we consider the question: Who was the New Covenant for?

The New Covenant was Mediated to All Who Should Be Saved

Christ has authority over all humankind to mediate his new covenant that can give life to all human beings. He does this by virtue of his blood sacrifice for all humankind, and by preaching the gospel throughout the world.

Jesus wants all to be saved, so he mediates the new covenant to all and for all. He prevents no one from obeying his covenant. Every human being comes under Christ's new covenant, because there is life for all who obey and punishment for all who disobey. The covenant is for all people, and nobody can opt out of it.

1 The Great Commission

2 God's Desire

3 Christ’s Sacrifice

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