We Don’t Get to Choose that Covenant

I recently had a man ask me if I it was true that I believed Christians were no longer under the Old Covenant.  I could have gone into an explanation of the Old versus the New, but I took a different approach this time.

“Are you a full-blooded Jew?” I asked.  “Are both of your parents Jewish and are all your grandparents Jewish?”  “No,” he replied.

“Then you don’t have a choice.  The Old Covenant was never extended to you.  It’s the New or it’s none at all.”

I did then explain the truths and benefits of the New Covenant.  But the simplicity of understanding that the Old never was available to us is illuminating.