Many Christians today are confused about the covenants and what they mean. They are mixing the covenants together making their own version of the gospel, much like the Galatians who wavered back and forth between law (The Mosaic Covenant) and grace (The New Covenant).
“Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ. How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?” Gal 3:2-3
I spent my entire childhood “in church.” If the doors were open, we were there. From church choir to youth group, church was a large part of my childhood that I carried over into my adult years. A few years ago I discovered something in the Bible called the New Covenant that I had somehow never noticed before. It isn’t something small either, like an interesting verse, but rather the New Covenant has entire chapters in the Bible devoted to explaining it. It is something foundational to understanding the gospel and interpreting the Bible correctly. Yet, for my entire 30+ years in the church I had never heard this New Covenant mentioned before. Which meant that for my entire 30+ years in the church, I was misunderstanding the Gospel.