Perhaps someone will raise the objection to New Covenant Theology, вЂњHow can all Old Testament commands be cancelled, when some of them are quoted in the New Testament?вЂќ But, their assumption is that quotation = continuation. There’s another possibilityвЂ¦
Old Testament commands quoted in the New Testament have been transferred, reinstated, and canonized into the New Covenant canon. (To simplify it, let’s just say they’ve been вЂњtransferred.вЂќ Maybe an analogy from contract law will help to illustrate this…
Suppose your home has a mortgage containing the clause вЂњBorrower may not paint the house with polka dots or stripes.вЂќ Then, suppose you refinance the mortgage for a lower interest rate with the same lender. And, the lender transfers the above clause to your new mortgage like this, вЂњAs the old mortgage stated, borrower may not paint the house with polka dots or stripes.вЂќ
Now, suppose you’re feeling rebellious, and you decide to paint the house with pink polka dots. Which mortgage did you violate, the old mortgage or the new mortgage? Obviously, you violated the new mortgage, since the old mortgage was cancelled, and the painting clause was transferred to the new mortgage.
And, it’s the same way with the old and new covenants. If a new covenant saint commits adultery, he has violated Romans 13:9, not Exodus 20:14.
To sum it up, the new covenant is not a postscript (P.S.), addendum, or codicil to the old covenant. The new covenant is a new and separate contract.
If this leaves some questions in your mind, I’ll explain in more detail in the book:
“ALL Old Testament Laws Cancelled”
24 Reasons Why All Old Testament Laws Are Cancelled
And All New Testament Laws Are for Our Obedience
New Covenant Theology