New Covenant Theology Exposed, Feb 18, 2010
Tim Rogers: Mt 28:16-20: Where and to whom was this command given? The events of Acts had not occurred. The New Testament Church had not been implemented. If one applies the thinking of the NC approach, then one would have to say that as Jesus was still under the Law when He spoke of tithing to the Pharisees thus we do not have NT tithing, we would have to say the Great Commission is only given to the Jews and we in the NT do not have to fulfill it. HOGWASH
Russell Kelly replies: DOUBLE HOGWASH back to you. The New Covenant began when Jesus shed the blood of the New Covenant at Calvary and said "It is finished."
Matt 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament , which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Mark 14:24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament , which is shed for many.
Luke 22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
1 Cor 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
Tim Guthrie and Tim Rogers build a paper tiger and attack it with vengeance instead of dialoging with those who disagree with them and posting their comments.
Notice Tim and Tim -- the blood of the New Covenant was shed and the New Covenant began, not at Pentecost, but at Calvary. The New Covenant and the Church are not synonymous. Pentecost is when God officially began the Church. Is that so difficult to understand?
Matthew 28:16-20 occur long after the New Covenant began. It is post-Calvary and New Covenant context. Old Covenant Israelites were forbidden to use tithes to build mission stations and send out missionaries to the Gentiles.