I have good news and bad news forantinomian Christians. The bad news is that the “New Covenant” we so cherish, the one that supposedly abolished the Law and put us under grace instead, was not made with the gentiles! The concept of the “New
Covenant” is taken from Jeremiah 31:31-33 which reads:”Behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them," declares the LORD. "But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. (NASB)
The bad news is that the New Covenant was made with Israel, not with the gentiles.
In this context, Israel refers to the “Lost Tribes’ of Israel, the ten northern tribes also known as Ephraim, who were dispersed throughout the world and so mixed in with the gentiles that they lost their identity as sons of Israel (Jacob).
The good news is that we “gentiles” are part of Israel either by virtue of being genetic descendants of the northern tribes who have come to be known as gentiles, or by virtue of having been grafted into the vine of Israel. Whichever case may apply, it is difficult to argue that these scriptures apply only to the Jews and not to us.
That said, consider what Yahveh spoke through the prophet Ezekiel, “And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God. But as for those whose hearts go after their detestable things and abominations, I will bring their conduct down on their heads," declares the Lord GOD.
Could it be that if we are not walking in His statutes and keeping His ordinances and doing them, that we are not His people and He is not our God? Remember. I believe that justification is by faith alone, but sanctification comes by attempting to obey the instructions of the Torah so that we live a life pleasing to Yahveh. Just something to think about when we stand on the proposition that it has become unnecessary to do this and an offensive to Yahveh that we should even try to keep His instructions in the