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When did the New Testament take effect?

The New Testament begins at Matthew 1:1 and ends at Revelation 22:21.

A Testament is generally written before death. In Jesus case it was written by his life and with the aid of his friends. A Testament takes effect after death, but the death of the Testator does not cancel any part of the Testament.

If you don’t want to keep the Sabbath as Jesus and his early followers did or you don’t want to pray the Lord’s supper now because Jesus hadn’t died yet, that is your choice. However, you are errant if you think these examples of living after Jesus are not part of the New Testament.

Another word for Testament is will. The New Testament of the Holy Bible is exactly that. It shows us the will of God through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. In it Jesus is the perfect example of following the Father’s will. And it tells us how we are beneficiaries of God’ will.

When does the New Testament take effect?

You can argue at Jesus’ death.

You can argue at its biblical compilation.

Or you can just accept it begins at Matthew 1:1 and ends at Revelation 22:21.

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Everyone Welcome

It seems the last few days I’ve been expressing things that bother me about some churches and preachers.

Churches that have “Everyone Welcome” on their church signs bother me.

Here’s why. I think they are missing the point. I believe the Church of Christ is an exclusive, members only group. Now I don’t necessarily mean being a member of your local church, I’m talking about being a living member of Christ’s Church; Being baptized by immersion in his name or in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and trying to live out God’s word keeping his commandments.

1 Corinthians 5:11 KJV
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

Psalm 119:115 KJV
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Romans 16:17 KJV
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

Galatians 6:1 KJV
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

There are many warning verses throughout the Holy Bible and I maintain if anywhere is the place to be clickish, it’s with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

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