"Understanding comes from understanding Gods covenants with man and how those covenants are fulfilled." Irenaeus
Do you know what the promise is?
Do you have enough faith to believe the promise? Do you want to deny the promise in order not to live in " obedience to the faith " of the New Covenant?
Paul says spiritual things need to be spiritually examined and the sensual man perceive not these things. To those living in the New Covenant he says, “ we have the mind of Christ."
The promise comes through baptism?
An entirely new people of God from infant to old age.
Modern Protestantism looks at salvation through an individualistic manner, while Catholics and Jews see a family relationship with God.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Is the Holy Spirit present at baptism?
If you say no then are you calling God a liar?
Unless you are born again of water and spirit.
You shall not enter the ( Kingdom of God) promise?
Repent and be baptized for for the remission of your sins for the ((( promise))) is for you and for your children.
Do our children enter the promise through baptism?
so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the (((promises))). (Hb 6:12)
The promise is inherited.
Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of (((promise))), having no hope and without God in the world. ( Eph 2:12)
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to (((promise))). ( Gal 3:29)
All these died in faith, without receiving the (((promises))), but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth ( Hb 11:13)
And being fully assured that what God had (((promised))), He was able also to perform.
( Rm 4:21)
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better (((promises))). ( Hb 8:9)
‘Behold, days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah ( Jer 33:14)
The promise is a totally new people of God regenerated in baptism in which they die to the Old man of flesh in original sin and rise as spiritual beings in Christ Jesus. Only God can see the soul. Only God knows how entering the promise changes the soul.
And you are filled in him, who is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also you are circumcised ((( the sign of the promise)))with circumcision not made by hand, in despoiling of the body of the flesh, but in the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, ((( entrance into the promise fulfilled))) in whom also you are risen again by the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him up from the dead. 13And you, when you were dead in your sins, and the uncircumcision of your flesh; he hath quickened together with him, forgiving you all offences: 14Blotting out the handwriting of the decree that was against us, which was contrary to us. And he hath taken the same out of the way, fastening it to the cross:
( Col 2:10)
Through baptism we become descendents of Issac. A new people who have been regenerated through the blood of the Lamb.
6Not as though the word of God hath miscarried. For all are not Israelites that are of Israel: 7Neither are all they that are the seed of Abraham, children; but in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 8That is to say, not they that are the children of the flesh, are the children of God; but they, that are the children of the (((promise))), are accounted for the seed. 9For this is the word of promise: ( Rm 9:6)
The church is Israel. The church is the bride. The church is the flesh of Christ.
Saul why do you persecute me.
This is an entire new people who are regenerated through the Holy Spirit by baptism.
Not by the works of justice, which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renovation of the Holy Ghost;
English Revised Version
not by works done in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost,
Not by our own works do we enter the family of God and become partakers of divine nature giving us access into the mystical body of Christ which we share with the hosts of heaven in the Holies and Holy of Holies, but through the grace given freely of baptism which is the true laver before the veil and washing of regeneration.
A new and living way, through the veil which is His flesh.
Washed in the Laver before entering the veil.
This is what being born again was from the beginning of Christianity. Dying to the Old man and rising in the new and partaking of divine nature.
3As all things of his divine power which appertain to life and godliness, are given us, through the knowledge of him who hath called us by his own proper glory and virtue. 4By whom he hath given us most great and precious (((promises))): that by these you may be made partakers of the divine nature ( 2 Peter 1:3)
Partakers of divine nature so as the chosen people, the holy nation, the Royal Priesthood, through our one mediator and head of the body, we can offer the true Passover for the sins of the world in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist to the Father.
4Unto whom coming, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen and made honourable by God: 5Be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. ( 1 Peter 2:4)
For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come. ( 1 Cor 11:26)
This is the Holy Mass inside the divine nature of God where heaven and earth unites.
You are a chosen people a holy nation a Royal Priesthood.
18For you are not come to a mountain that might be touched, and a burning fire, and a whirlwind, and darkness, and storm, 19And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words, which they that heard excused themselves, that the word might not be spoken to them: 20For they did not endure that which was said: And if so much as a beast shall touch the mount, it shall be stoned. 21And so terrible was that which was seen, Moses said: I am frighted, and tremble. 22But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, 23And to the church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect, 24And to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood which speaketh better than that of Abel.
25See that you refuse him not that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke upon the earth, much more shall not we, that turn away from him that speaketh to us from heaven. 26Whose voice then moved the earth; but now he promiseth, saying: Yet once more, and I will move not only the earth, but heaven also.
“When a Jew is willing to take such a cross as this as the price of his conversion, he makes his momentous break with the past only from rock-like conviction that he is doing what God wishes him to do, and he is able to do it only by the power of God. This is clear in Zolli's case, from his defense of his decision.
When the good rabbi was asked why he had given up the synagogue for the Church, he gave an answer that showed he had a keen understanding of his present position: "But I have not given it up. Christianity is the integration of the synagogue. The synagogue was a (((promise))), and Christianity is the fulfillment of that (((promise))). The synagogue pointed to Christianity: Christianity presupposes the synagogue. So you see, one cannot exist without the other. What I converted to was the living Christianity."