"Then put to death your bodies which are of the earth; wrong use of the flesh, unclean things, passion, evil desires and envy, which is the worship of strange gods; because of which the wrath of God comes on those who go against his orders; among whom you were living in the past, when you did such things.

    But now it is right for you to put away all these things;  wrath, passion, bad feeling, curses, unclean talk; do not make false statements to one another; because you have put away the old man with all his doings, and have put on the new man, which has become new in knowledge after the image of his maker" (Colossians 3: 5 to 10).

   "Jesus said to Nicodemus: Truly, I say to you, without a new birth no man is able to see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to him: How is it possible for a man to be given birth when he is old? Is he able to go into his mother's body a second time and come to birth again?

   
Jesus said in answer: Truly, I say to you that if a man's birth is not from water and from the Spirit, it is not possible for him to go into the kingdom of God. That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, and that which has birth from the Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised that I say to you that it is necessary for you to have a second birth" (John 3:3 to 9). 

 

 

Old Creation
 
and
 New Creation

 




Differences between old and new creation
 

    In the first chapter of Genesis, it isn’t mentioned “Jehovah”, but the expression traduced by “God” is “Elohim”, that is a plural Hebrew expression and signifies “gods”. That fact leads us to conclude that there was a collective participation of angelic hierarchy in the earthly creation.

    After Genesis 2:4 the used expression becomes to “Jehovah Elohim”, including in the creation of earthly man (v.7) through Jehovah’s breath.

    As for the woman, she was created through man’s rib (v.22), so she has earthly
nature too.

    Otherwise, in the creation of spiritual man, Jesus blew his breath on the disciples at the beginning of the church, according John 20:22. In this case, it wasn’t created a “spiritual woman”, because in God’s kingdom there is no distinction between male and female (Galatians 3:28).

    It is so confirmed therefore confirmed that Jehovah didn’t take part in the creation of the spiritual man, but only in the earthly man.

    Jesus’ breath transformed those incredulous and ignorant men into bold and prepared servants to lead the true Gospel trough the whole world. The “violent wind” mentioned in Acts 2:2 is the confirmation of the powered Jesus’ breath blown on his disciples, according John 20:22.

    The modern "intelectual man" is in reality, a person that had been massified by the materialistic "mass media" from this world, as it is written in 1 Corinthians 3:18... "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight".

    It is notory that searching for earthly treasures is typical in the Old Covenant (Psalm 132:15) while in the New Testament Jesus said: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal...you cannot serve both God and Money" (Matthew 6:19 to 24).

    Old Creation incorporates the human instincts and inclinations of the flesh – material appetite, sexual impulse and centralization of the ego. Through James 3:15 we know that the earthly gifts are unspiritual and come from devil. 
  

    The New Creation incorporates the spiritual inclinations – intellectual appetite for the Word of God, impulse to do good to one’s neighbor, centralization of the Holy Spirit.

    Jehovah is the Lord of the Old Creation – the material creation
- and Adam was the forefather of Jehovah’s material creation, whereas Jesus is the Lord of the New Creation – the spiritual creation - of a New Covenant (Hebrews 12:24). Jesus is the forefather of the true Father's creation of spiritual children.
 


Differences between earthly and spiritual life
 

    Jehovah made man from the dust of the earth and breathed the breath of eathly life into Adam and he became physically alive (Genesis 2:7), whereas Jesus breathed the breath of the Holy Spirit on his disciples and they came to have the potential of spiritual life, manifested on the day of Pentecost (John 20:22). 

    If Jesus and Jehovah were the same, Jesus would not need to breathe another breath on the disciples, since they, as natural earthly men, had already received the breath of physical life from Jehovah.

    When someone gets angry, feels jealousy or reveals selfishness, he manifests the characteristics of the physical affiliation with Jehovah, since in material terms, all humanity is made in
his image and likeness from the dust of the earth.

    Similarly, when someone does not retaliate to offensive behavior, does not blaspheme or complain about his fate, he is manifesting his affiliation with the Father and mirroring the example of Jesus (the last Adam) which is from heaven and spiritual.

    Death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses (Romans 5:13). After Moses, the judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation for all men (Romans 5:16).
According to Hebrews 10:9, Jesus set aside the old Covenant to stablish the new.
 
    The Rebirth that Jesus describes to Nicodemus in John 3:3-9 relates to this New Creation, but Nicodemus confesses that he only knows the old.
 


The old has gone, the new has come

    What Jesus taught had never before been taught.  What Jesus preached had never been contemplated before.

    There had never been authority or courage enough to say what Jesus said.

    This is why
his word attracted the attention of the people, and the words of the scribes and Pharisees did not.

 

    Violence, search for earthly gifts, slavery, stoning, prejudice against woman, sacrifice of goats and calfs and other barbarousness are enough to call OT 'useless and weak' (Hebrews 7:18).

    When Jesus refered to Old Testament he said: "it is written" or "it was said" (Matthew 5:21, 27, 38, 43), but when the teached he said: "but I tell you" (Matthew 5:28, 32, 34, 39 ,44), what means that he had personal and exclusive teachings.

    For this reason, Jesus is the author and mediator of a New Testament, as written in Hebrews 9:15, of which he himself was the guarantor, since the Old Testament had succumbed to its own weakness and powerlessness in the face of a ministry that was so much superior (2  Corinthians  3:14; Hebrews 7:22-24).

    Through Jesus Christ there is:
. a new covenant (Luke 22:20; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Hebrews 8:13);
. a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15);
. a new birth (John 3:3);
. a new life (Romans 6:4);
. a new self (Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10);
. a new way of the Spirit (Romans 7:6);
. a new batch (1 Corinthians 5:7);
. a new wine (Luke 5:38);
. a new command (John 13:34).

    Thus, we can lastly say: "the old has gone, the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17).


 
     

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