Then there are those, some of which are Jewish Christians who are mostly right about the law, but they do not make a proper distinction between the law and the actual old agreement. The old agreement was not renewed. That would help NO ONE…There are two different covenants and no way to get around it… when TWO ARE MENTIONED and their differences are described, they cannot be the same agreement, no matter how many twists are taken to try to make it so. Like during the time of the Apostle Paul, they are so zealous of the law that they may not immediately see the very real distinction between covenants.
Then you have the Gentile Christians who know that they cannot defend not having law because where there is no law, there would be no more sin as the Apostle Paul said. So, they make up a new law. It goes something like this. Christ came and done away with the old Law, so that he could set up a new one. The new one has most of the things the old law had but unlike the Apostles and early church, modern Christians should not keep things like the Sabbath and the appointed times that foreshadow God’s future plans.
It is fascinating to me that neither one of these fully know what they are even talking about. The reconciliation of the two ideas can be found in Psalms 105:
8 ¶ He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
Now the grace covenant given to Abraham was made into the form of a law covenant. It required perfection, not mercy. However, it predicted the mercy by requiring sacrifices each year. This showed the continuing need for a way to end sins for good. Finally we end up with the Ecclesia (Church) keep the covenant through the one sacrifice of Messiah forever along with all Israel.
If you would like a closer look into it, I will show why either one of these ideas are completely impossible, read my article below.