THE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW COVENANTS
BAPTISM AND SALVATION
|Old Covenant||Dominion of sin||Law = Judgment||Death and the grave|
|New Covenant||Dominion of grace||Holiness = Sanctification||Salvation /Eternal life|
See Romans 6:16-23 and St. Paul's contrast of the parallels between two dominations or-one form of domination is under the Old Covenant Law and the other under the New Covenant in Christ.
The Old Covenant Law of Moses could not bring salvation; it only identified sin but was incapable of removing sin (the blood of an animal could never be perfect enough to remove sin but was only a temporary remedy to sin). Disobedience to the Law led to transgression of the Law and God's wrathful judgment but through the New Covenant promises, established in the blood of the sacrifice of the perfect "Lamb of God", Jesus Christ, man received God's promise of salvation in the gift of unmerited grace and faith.
|The Law transgression wrath||God's promises unmerited grace faith|
God's power to make us godly is greater than the power of concupiscence which tempts us to sin. [see CCC #s 161, 405, 1264, 1961-64, 1965-70, 2515-16; Roman 4:13-17].
The designation "CCC" is an abbreviation for Catechism of the Catholic Church.
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