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    Questions on the Abrahamic Covenant

    A good friend of mine emailed these questions here for posting.

    Is the Abrahamic Covenant for Jews only?
    [ ] YES
    [ ] NO

    Is God still obligated today, to the Covenant He made with Abraham?
    [ ] YES
    [ ] NO

    Were children part of the Abrahamic Covenant up to year 30 AD?
    [ ] YES
    [ ] NO

    Did the male Jewish children receive the mark of the Abrahamic Covenant up to year 30AD?
    [ ] YES
    [ ] NO

    Are Gentile children part of the Abrahamic Covenant today?
    [ ] YES
    [ ] NO

    Has God withdrew the mark of the Abrahamic Covenant for children today?
    [ ] YES
    [ ] NO

    Has God replaced the Sacrament of Passover with Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper?
    [ ] YES
    [ ] NO

    Has God replaced the Sacrament of Circumcision with the Sacrament of Baptism?
    [ ] YES
    [ ] NO

    Posted by John on February 18, 2011 11:46 AM

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    I'm a convinced paedo-baptist but I find this kind of reasoning a little forced. It doesn't ask key questions but, instead, assumes a number of things. I would want to add the following:

    1. What difference does the life, death and resurrection of Jesus make to the application of the Abrahamic covenant?
    2. What differences are there between circumcision and the passover and between the Lord's Supper and Baptism?

    seems to me we've got to feel the full weight of the covenantal baptism position at the point where it stresses our position the most.

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