Covenant and Law Class

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Welcome to the Covenant and Law module in the School of Biblical Law!



Lesson 38 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Nine, Part 3" Commandment Nine communicates that, because blessings and curses are tied to the witness, no person is allowed to bring a witness without bearing both the accountability if they deliberately bear false witness or perjure and the responsibility to stand behind their words.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 37 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Nine, Part 2" Commandment Nine answers to the fourth section of the covenant model or sanctions, which identifies the positive or negative rewards that are due based upon covenant-keeping faithfulness. Any attempt to change the reward by stealing (Commandment 8) or by bringing forth a false witness or testimony is a trespass.  A false testimony is the basis of a false judgment and, conversely, a true testimony is the basis of a true judgment.  If a man is due a judgment of reward or blessing, a witness may not bring an inaccurate testimony in an attempt to rob the neighbor of his due reward.  In like manner, if a man is due a judgment of negative sanctions, a witness may not bring inaccurate testimony in an attempt to spare his neighbor from the penalties he has earned.  Accurate and true testimonies are the basis for the judgment and justice that is meted out.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 36 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Nine."  Commandment Nine addresses the reward that one’s neighbor is due and forbids anyone from altering the due reward because of a dishonest, lying, or false report.  Each person stands before God as to the choices that he or she makes in life and in working out the covenant that God has granted.  The decisions made – or the ethics lived out – determine, in part, the reward that is due.  That reward might be negative or positive, but no one is allowed the right to alter a neighbor’s reward. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 35 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Eight, Part 3” - Commandment Eight puts a boundary around every man’s assets and umbrellas all precepts and biblical laws that define the proper use of assets.  Assets may be exchanged through free-will and non-fraudulent contractual exchange.  The asset owner, whether that owner be an individual, a corporation, or even a civil government is bound by God’s law and forbidden to steal though any man-imposed confiscatory practice.  The asset owner is afforded the opportunity to use his or their assets to loose heaven’s blessings on the earth and to earn heavenly rewards.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 34 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Eight, Part 2” - Commandment Eight places a responsibility upon every man to care for the property and well-being of one’s fellowman.  To accomplish this, one must not, by any method, diminish the assets of a neighbor and one shall manage his or her own assets so as to be aware of the needs of the neighbor.  The dominion mandate is worked out in the context of community and shared resources..  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 33 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Eight, Part 1" - Commandment Eight is the third law in the second set of five commandments, which gives instruction as to the just and lawful dealings with one’s neighbor.  This commandment answers to the ethics portion of the covenant model.  Each individual has the authority to set the rules as to how his or her property will be used, and no other individual is allowed to assault, misuse, or usurp the use of that private property.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.



Lesson 32 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Seven, Part 3 - Commandment seven not only identifies the yoke of labor as the covenantal union between husband and wife, forbids any assault against that union from all types of sexual sin or moral infidelity, but also encompasses the structure by which the yoke functions.  Protection of the family and the government of the family are included within commandment seven.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.



Lesson 31 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Seven, Part 2".  Commandment seven hangs under the general category of laws that define how one is to love one’s neighbor.  Each person has the God-given right to his or her headship as is defined by commandment six and the God-given right to elect his or her opposite sex partner with whom to yoke as defined by commandment seven.  The yoke of marriage is protected from assault through sexual infidelity. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 30 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Seven, Part 1"  Commandment seven places a boundary around the yoke of service.  This commandment answers to the second section of the covenant model, which is hierarchy, and it therefore identifies the co-laborer of the sovereign.  Just as God elected to yoke with man and man was forbidden to replace God by spiritual infidelity with an idol, man elects to yoke with woman and neither party may replace the other through acts of infidelity.  Commandment seven places a boundary around the institution of marriage and the sexual practices of mankind that would defile the marriage covenant. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 29 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Six, Part 2.” Commandment six places a boundary of protection around the life of one’s neighbor.  The command, “Thou shall not kill” is not a singular law but rather a category of ordinances that range from premeditated manslaughter to verbal assaults that devalue another person.  Included in this commandment is the authorization to take life without violating the law.  Commandment six addresses the proper respect for and treatment of life.      Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 28 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Six, Part 1.” Commandment six states, “Thou shall not kill” (Ex. 20:13); and it answers to the first section of the covenant model, which is transcendence.  Man is the head over his boundary and is given the authority to manage and make choices for his world.  Commandment six forbids any assault upon the life, thus killing the headship, of another man.     Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 27 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Five, Part 3.” Commandment Five is a commandment with a promise:  “that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives to thee.”  Because this fifth commandment answers to the fifth section of the covenant, which is continuity, it is not unwarranted that the future is addressed within the context of the commandment.    Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 26 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Five, Part 2.” Commandment Five requires a child to give honor unto his or her parents and, thereby, express love to God.  God elected each child’s family line and the parents from whom the child would receive the original endowment or inheritance, including:  DNA, social standing, economic status, and ethnicity.  To honor parents is to honor God for His will concerning continuity.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 25 is entitled, "The Covenant Model and the Commandment Five." Commandment Five answers to the fifth section of the covenant model, which is continuity. Continuity reveals the future or the covenant, who the appointed heir will be, and how covenant stewardship will pass from one generation unto the next. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 24 is entitled, "The Covenant Model and Commandment Four, Part 3." The main focus of Commandment Four deals with reward. The Bible affirms hard working along with the acquisition of supply and increase of substance based upon that hard work.  Sabbath-keeping is two fold: 1)Man may not use every day work to gain and increase because one in seven is hold; 2) Man man fully celebrate his achievements under God's providence and enjoy the fruit of his labors on the day of rest. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.

 


Lesson 23 is entitled, "The Covenant Model and Commandment Four, Part 2." Commandment Four commands that the Sabbath day be honored and observed.  The reward of rest and supernatural supply is attached to those who honor the principle of Sabbath, which is trust or faith in the blessings of God.  Fulfillment of Sabbath-keeping is more about faith in the God of the day rather than the focus upon the day of God. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

Lesson 22 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Three, part 4." Commandment Four is recorded in Exodus 20:8-11 and reads, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.  Six days shall you labor and do all your work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor manservant, nor maidservant, nor cattle, nor the stranger that is within your gates.  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it." Commandment four corresponds to the fourth section of the covenant model, which is sanctions.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

Lesson 21 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Three, part 3." Commandment three authorizes God's covenant stewards to use His name as they represent Him as ambassadors of the Kingdom and as they labor to disciple nations and advance Christ's Kingdom into every arena of human activity. Not all believers nor all institutions are allowed to use the name of God in the identical functions. Careful examinations of spheres of authority sheds light on the legal use of God's name.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.
   



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