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Do Protestants believe it is easier for New Testament believers to fulfill the moral law than it was before Christ?

Welcome to the group. I'm new here myself. Do those verses show that the Christian is more able to fulfill God's commands than the old testament believer was? No, they do not, but maybe not in the ...
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What is the biblical support for the idea that people in the Old Testament went to heaven?

It's not entirely 'fair' to rule out the few individual O.T. persons who clearly did not just die and rot in their graves. But, for the sake of answering your specific question, I would quote these O....
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According to the LDS, why is there large amounts of new revelation if Jesus is the fulfillment?

The Law of Moses Latter-day Saints believe that the Law of Moses was fulfilled in Christ. In addition to the passages in Hebrews that teach this, it is also expressly stated in 3 Nephi 9: 17 And as ...
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What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about covenant theology?

Outline from some RCIA material on the Six Covenants This outline is backed up by various Cathechism articles and the Catholic Encyclopedia. I have included some of the scriptural references that I ...
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Was the covenant with Adam suspended or replaced by the covenant with Noah?

The Adamic Covenant is found in Genesis 3:16-19. As a result of Adam’s disobedience sin entered into the world, and death through sin. Death is the inescapable fate of ALL of Adam and Eve’s ...
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How many covenants has God established with humanity and are any of them everlasting?

Are any of them everlasting ? There are thirteen references to the 'everlasting covenant' (KJV Old Testament) and one reference to 'the everlasting testament' (KJV New Testament) that I can find: ...
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Do protestants believe that the New Testament is the final covenant?

Article VI of the Articles of Religion of the Church of England, which is accepted by most of the Anglican Communion, provides in part, that HOLY Scripture containeth all things necessary to ...
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According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?

Reformed theology's view of the "covenants" of scripture is that they are administrations of a single covenant, a covenant of grace. Thus the "new covenant" that Christ talks ...
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How do Covenant Theologians explain the Noahic covenant?

In Covenant Theology, the Noahic Covenant is often called the "covenant of common grace" or the "covenant of nature." Still, it is seen as linked to the Covenant of Grace. This isn't the only place ...
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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?

You should notice the context of the verse you quote (Deuteronomy 30:11), because it comes after this: These are the words of the covenant, which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of ...
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Why at Judges 2:1 does it say the angel of the Lord would never break his covenant he swore to the fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

The angel of the Lord in Judges 2:1 speaks as Deity. Not as a representative of Deity but speaks as Deity, personally. The conclusion of what is laid out, competently, in the above question can only, ...
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Was the covenant with Adam suspended or replaced by the covenant with Noah?

All the covenants are connected, not replaced or suspended. They work together and show us God's plan for Salvation. 2 Samuel 14:14 The promised "Seed" was the basis for salvation "under Adam". Then ...
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How do Pre-Millennial Dispensationalists reconcile Hebrews 8:13?

In brief: only some dispensationalists believe that Jews and Gentiles are currently under two completely separate covenants – most instead believe that there is one New Covenant that is applied ...
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Did God really "regret" making man? (Catholic perspective)

At the very perimeter of this question it's important to remember that: ... God himself, who makes the revelation and can neither deceive nor be deceived. First Vatican Council Decree So, if he didn'...
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In Reformed Covenant Theology, why does the covenant sign of circumcision pass away but the Abrahamic covenant of which it was the sign of does not?

The Heidelberg Catechism says that baptism has replaced circumcision. (Emphasis mine). Q & A 74 Q. Should infants also be baptized? A. Yes. Infants as well as adults are included in God’s ...
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According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?

In this sermon by James Orr, a prominent Presbyterian minister of the 19th century, we have some guidance on this question: http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/orr/the_ratification_of_the_covenant.htm ...
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Did Mosaic covenants follow Ancient Near East Suzerain Treaties or was it the other way around?

A covenant is simply a binding agreement or treaty. A suzerain covenant is a covenant between a sovereign king (suzerain), in effect an emperor, and a vassal king and thus with the vassal nation. The ...
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Can God replace his covenent with Abraham?

We know that Paul refers to this passage in a spiritual type as circumcising the heart. Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not ...
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Can God replace his covenent with Abraham?

Does God 'replace' his covenant with Abraham ? What relationship does the 'new' covenant bear to the 'everlasting' covenant ? In Genesis 17: 3-14, God is quite clearly expressing two different ...
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What is the biblical basis for thinking God established the principle of birthright and inheritance

As this question is not concerned with establishing a ‘secular’ answer about the origins of the idea of birth-right (which includes inheritance) I can breathe a sigh of relief and concentrate on ...
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How do those who believe in a dual system (Old & New Covenant simultaneously operative) pre-70 AD understand "one Lord, one faith, one baptism"?

The "Old Covenant" was a deal between God and the physical nation of Israel. Israel agreed to follow God's laws, and in return they would receive physical blessings. But if they didn't ...
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Do Catholics converts enter into any covenants with God?

It seems that the Catholic Church sees baptism as entering into covenant, resulting in the baptized incurring baptismal promises to keep for the rest of their lives. The covenant is the New Covenant, ...
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What is the basis for baptism being the new circumcision?

This is a difference between baptist and paedobaptist theology. The paedobaptists tend to stress the similarities between the New Testament and the Old Testament. So Calvin in his Institutes has two ...
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Who adheres to dual-covenant theology?

In the comment right above yours in the referenced question, What is the biblical basis for dual-covenant theology? (I'm sorry I can't link because I don't have enough rep and I need to save them for ...
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According to Reformed theology, when did the New Covenant start?

As to when the New Covenant came into force, the answer is simple: For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: ...
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Is belief in the suspension or replacement of any of the previous covenants necessary for salvation today?

Those who had been brought up under the old covenant, as a way of life, and who - subsequently - heard the gospel (which expresses the New Testament) were specifically warned not to turn back to the ...
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Is belief in the suspension or replacement of any of the previous covenants necessary for salvation today?

Today some groups in Christianity use Bible verses that imply the Jews were abandoned by God after Jesus was crucified, and that Jesus brought others into a new covenant, which supposedly did away ...
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Is belief in the suspension or replacement of any of the previous covenants necessary for salvation today?

No, what people believe about the Old Testament Covenants is not essential to salvation, although a proper understanding of why God introduced those Covenants is critical to appreciating the ...
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How many covenants has God established with humanity and are any of them everlasting?

A book written by Protestant B. N. Howard has on the contents page, “The Seven Divine Covenants.” (The Book of the Covenant, published by the good book company in 2013.) But other Protestants would ...
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Was It Possible or Not To Keep the Law of Moses?

You rightly point out that "Moses says (Deuteronomy 30:11),‘Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.’ In other words, they have no excuse for ...
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