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Are You in the New Covenant?

[Quotes from Watchtower publications, including their New World Translation, are in blue.] 

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In the April 1st, 1979 Watchtower magazine, a reader asks this question,  “Is Jesus the ‘mediator’ only for anointed Christians?”  Jehovah’s Witnesses were stunned to read the WT’s answer:  “Jesus is the ‘mediator’ only for anointed Christians.”  (see The Memorial)

 

Bad news for “Great Crowd”

As if this isn’t bad enough, the article goes on to say, “The ‘great crowd’ of ‘other sheep’ that is forming today is not in [the] new covenant.  However, by their associating with the ‘little flock’ of those yet in that covenant they come under the benefits that flow from that new covenant.”

If you are in the category of the “Great Crowd” (which the overwhelming majority of Witnesses now are), the WT says you are outside the New Covenant. [1]

Have you ever thought about how serious is it to not be in the New Covenant?  In Ephesians 2:11,12 the Apostle Paul, speaking to Christians, reminds them that at one time they were “people of the nations.”  He says, “YOU were at that particular time without Christ, alienated from the state of Israel and strangers to the covenants of the promise, and YOU had no hope and were without God in the world.” (emphasis added)

To be outside the Covenant is to be “without Christ, without promise, without hope, and without God!”   Serious stuff!  The WT tries to placate the “Great Crowd” by offering them benefits through “associating” with the “little flock.” 

But what if the WT is wrong?  What if all believers are in the New Covenant? 

 

Good News for all Christians

Ephesians 2:19 states, “Certainly, therefore, YOU are no longer strangers and alien residents, but you are fellow citizens of the holy ones and are members of the household of God...(emphasis added)

Nothing in Scripture supports the WT’s teaching that some Christians are not in the Covenant.  There is only one category of Christians, not two. John 10:16 is speaking of Jews and Gentiles, and it says “they will become one flock!

Check it out for yourself.  Feel free to contact us for a biblical examination of this important subject.

 

Written by Greta Olsoe

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Footnotes:

[1] This discussion assumes familiarity with WT doctrine.  Please contact us if you have questions.