“Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
King James Version (KJV)
Gift Eliwanse's comment on 2013-06-23 12:50:48:
Highlights of 2 Corinth 3:5-6...15
a) The Old Covenant Handwrittenin Letter stretches from Genesis to Revelation.
b) The Old Covenant Bible is the Bible handwritten in Letter and if ministered in carnal human knowledge(s) kills souls.
c) The New Covenant Bible is also handwritten in Letter from Genesis to Revelation, One must be enabled by God to Read it in His knowledge and wisdom.
d) One's Soul must be resurrected from the Old Covenant Bible that kills Souls to the New Covenant Bible in order to be given eternal life.
e) The Old Covenant Bible teaches historical earthly visible to human eyes things which are copies/shadows of the invisible to the human physical eye heavenly things but can be revealed to the mind by the New Covenant Bible. Heb 10:1-9.
The Bible handwritten in black and white, in letter from Gen-Rev whenever is READ, INTERPRETED and TAUGHT in human limited knowledge of flesh using EARTHLY VISIBLE THINGS which are COPIES and SHADOWS of HEAVENLY INVISIBLE THINGS TO THIS DAY 2013 is REVEALED to be the OLD COVENANT BIBLE that condemns and kills souls, and HIDES HEAVENLY INVISIBLE THINGS FROM CARNAL KNOWLEDGE SOULS. 2 Corinth 3:5-6, Gal 4:21-24,25-28, 1 John 5:7-8,
The Old Covenant Bible which is READ until this day is from the Book of Genesis to the end of the Book of Revelation. Heb 10:1-9,
ben weaver's comment on 2011-03-31 13:13:44:
V.6 & following distinguishes between old and new testament (or covenants). The old, called the letter was engraved in stone, (probably the ten commandments). It killed, served death and condemnation and was to be done away with, and abolished. The new covenant is spiritual and gives life. It glows brighter in bringing us rightness, and will remain forever. This hope is of God and shall not be veiled, but spoken plainly and boldly. All these thoughts are found from V.5 to 13. Jesus is that life-giving spirit.
Ben Weaver's comment on 2010-11-30 11:32:03:
Ministers of the new testament / covenant, not of the letter, but of the spirit. Bible organizers and publishers have borrowed the phrase "new testament" to describe the added scriptures, after Malachi. This can be confusing since the Bible's definition of testament is a covenant or arrangment that only came into affect after the cross. See Heb. 9:15-17. The teachings of John the Baptist and Jesus to people who were still under the Moses covenant, were usually not new testament, although they at times adressed it. When Jesus told them to do whatever the Scribes and Pharisees bid them (Matt. 23:2), He was not teaching born-again Christians. Peter was not converted until after the resurrection. See Lu.22:32). To minister, means to serve so in that sense, we can all be ministers one to another. V.3 of this passage states, "You are the epistle (letter) of Christ...written, not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. May our Lord direct and bless.
Ben Weaver's comment on 2010-11-27 06:43:38:
Amen to Weslet's note. Bible writers borrowed the phrase "New Testament" to indicate the added portion of holy scripture. This can be confusing, since the Bible declares that the new testament only began after the cross (Heb. 9:17). The teachings of Jesus and John the Baptist to those still under the law were often not new testament. Unless they indicated, that which was to come i.e. "The kingdom of heaven is likened to" or "When the comforter is come" they were likely exposing the law as given to Moses. When Jesus told them to do whatever the Scribes and Pharisees bid them (Matt. 23:2-3), He was likely, not giving new testament instructions. Mixing the legal teachings of Jesus with the gospel teachings of his Apostles inspired by His Spirit, can cause confusion. Also, v. 3 of this passage states, "You are the epistle of Christ...written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God". Jesus did say, "Lo I am with you always". blessings!