||The Old Covenant
||The New Covenant
||They were instituted at different times.
||Around 1446 B.C
||Around 33 A.D
||They were instituted at different places.
||At Mount Sinai
||At Mount Zion
||They were spoken in different ways.
||The Old Covenant was thundered with fear and dread at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:17-24)
||Jesus Christ, God the Son, declared the New Covenant with love and grace
||They have different mediators.
||They are different in their subject matter.
||Demanded a covenant of works
||Fulfills the covenant of works through the completed work of Jesus
||They are different in how they were dedicated.
||Was dedicated with the blood of animals sprinkled on the people (Exodus 24:5-8)
||was dedicated with Jesusí blood (signifying His sacrificial death) spiritually applied to His people
||They are different in their priests.
||Is represented by the priesthood of the Law of Moses and high priests descended from Aaron
||Has a priesthood of all believers and a High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek
||They are different in their sacrifices.
||Demanded endless repetition of imperfect sacrifices
||Provides a once and for all, perfect sacrifice of the Son of God Himself
||They are different in how and where they were written.
||Was written by God on tablets of stone
||Is written by God on the hearts of His people
||They are different in their goals.
||Was to discover sin, to condemn it, and to set a ďfenceĒ around it
||Is to declare the love, grace, and mercy of God, and to give repentance, remission of sin, and eternal life
||They are different in their practical effect on living.
||Ends in bondage (through no fault of its own)
||Provides true liberty
||They are different in their giving of the Holy Spirit.
||Under this, the Holy Spirit was given to certain people for certain specific duties
||Under this, the Holy Spirit is poured out freely on all who will receive Him by faith
||They are different in their idea of the Kingdom of God.
||The Kingdom of God is mainly seen as the supreme rule of Israel over the nations
||The Kingdom of God is both a present spiritual reality and a coming literal fact
||They are different in their substance.
||Has vivid shadows
||Has the reality
||They are different in the extent of their administration.
||Was confined to the descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob according to the flesh
||Is extended to all nations and races under heaven
||They are different in what they actually accomplish.
||Made nothing perfect
||Can and will bring in the perfection of Godís people
||They are different in their duration.
||Was designed to prepare the way for the New Covenant and then pass away as a principle of Godís dealing with men
||Was designed to last forever