What the Org Teaches #3 Foreigners Were Not Participants of the Mosaic Covenant...........

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  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    .......................they were only beneficiaries of it!!!!

    The Org uses this spurious statement to "prove" their false doctrine that only an elite group are invited to be participants in the New Covenant.


    What the Org says:

    w98 2/1 p. 11 par. 13 Jehovah Is a God of Covenants - "What was the standing of such proselytes? When Jehovah made his covenant, it was only with Israel; those of the "vast mixed company," although present, were not named as participants."

    jr chap. 14 p. 169 par. 4 You Can Benefit From the New Covenant

    "What of those who are not [directly] in the new covenant, the "other sheep," who hope to live forever on earth? In a sense, they are like the alien residents in Israel, who accepted and benefited from the Mosaic Law.

    w83 3/15 p. 8 Who Should Partake? "But it is noteworthy that there was a vast mixed company of non-Israelites who escaped from Egypt along with the Israelites. And although they enjoyed benefits as a result of this covenant, they were not included in it. There is a similar situation with the new covenant. Only Christians referred to as "the Israel of God" are taken into this covenant with Jehovah God. However, there is a "great crowd" of other Christians, referred to by Jesus as his "other sheep." Although these enjoy benefits from the new covenant, they are not included in it."

    But What Does the Bible Really Teach?

    (Deuteronomy 29:10-15) "All of you are stationed today before Jehovah your God, the heads of your tribes, your elders, your officers, every man of Israel, your children, your wives, and your foreign resident who is in the midst of your camp, from the one gathering your wood to the one drawing your water. You are here in order to enter into the covenant of Jehovah your God and his oath, which Jehovah your God is making with you today in order that he may establish you today as his people and that he may be your God, just as he has promised you and just as he swore to your forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. "Now it is not with you alone that I am making this covenant and this oath, but it is with those standing here with us today before Jehovah our God and with those who are not here with us today."

    These verses comprehensively expose the Org's anti-scriptural stance, however, to reinforce what Moses wrote, both Ruth and Rahab (two non-Israelite pagan worshippers) became full members of the nation of Israel and full participants of the Law Covenant, as well as their respective offspring who all gained inheritances within that nation.

    This is confirmed by the fact that both of them were assimilated into the tribe of Judah and became direct ancestors of Jesus Christ. If both women were not fully Israelites, then Christ's lineage was corrupted by these women.

    As can be seen, the only thing which has been corrupted is the Org's decision on who is allowed to be in the New Covenant.

  • prologos
    TS: "--the Org's decision on who is allowed to be in the New Covenant.

    In their myopic bible misunderstanding, wt has limited the the New Covenant membership to the NT equivalent of the royal and priestly tribes. after all, -- all tribes were in the Law Covenant, in addition Judah and Benjamin had the royal, priest duties, spelled out in their respective coveted special covenants.

    If the new (christian) arrangement would mirror ancient Israel, all members would be recognized to be in the new covenant, partake of the emblems, not just the few that are sealed out of all the 12 tribes. wt gives the wrong vibes. New covenant= forgiveness of sin, + widespread, heartfelt bible knowledge. If only the snake would not have talked, we would not have perceived "sin" , and we would die for purely natural reasons, like stars, enriching our surroundings in life and death.

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