Jesus Says The New Testament Begins With His Death Not His Birth
Jesus told his disciples that the new testament started with his body being given for them and his blood being poured out for them.In Luke 22:20 he said,
“This cup is the new covenant (testament) in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
The new covenant, or New Testament as we commonly refer to it, does not begin with Matthew 1, as we have been taught.Actually, according to the words of Jesus, the New Testament begins in Matthew 27 with his death.
you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14-15
According to Jesus and the Letter to the Hebrews, the New Testament
(Covenant) begins with the blood of Jesus not his birth (Matthew
26:26-29; Luke 22:19-20; Hebrews 9:16-28).
Matthew 6:14-15 are the earthly, pre-cross words of Jesus under the old
covenant of law where forgiveness is conditional and requires
perfection (70x7-Matthew 18:21-22).
According to Jesus, his death and resurrection ushered
in the New Covenant of Grace. With the New Covenant of Grace, complete
forgiveness was ushered in (Matthew 26:27 and Luke 22:20). Under the Old Covenant of Law, forgiveness was conditional. Conditional forgiveness was God
forgiving us based upon our forgiveness of others. Complete forgiveness is God forgiving us of all our sins because Jesus died for all our sins. Through faith, we receive his complete forgiveness. Colossians 2:14 says “He (God) forgave us all our sins