Devastating Misconceptions of Jeremiah 31:31-34
A commentary on this portion of Holy Scripture would not be complete unless the devastating misconceptions of Jeremiah 31:31-34 are addressed head-on. Great violence is done to the souls of men on account of a shallow study of Hebrews 8:6-13 and Hebrews 10:16-17, hereby promoting the Unconditional Eternal Security of the saints in the New Covenant. This doctrine can be erroneously applied to the saints of the Gentile Church Age by misunderstanding when and how the promises of Jeremiah 31:31-34 will be fulfilled. Perhaps you’ve already noticed this vulnerability in the previous section? In addition to this, however, there are easily misunderstood statements made by the author of Hebrews, statements that seem to advocate the Unconditional Eternal Security of the saints in the Gentile Church Age. For example, it was written,
“But now hath He obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also He is the Mediator of a better Covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first Covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.” – Hebrews 8:6-7
The above verses, compared with Jeremiah 31:32, brings before the reader an important subject: the potential non-breach-ability of the promises of salvation made in the New Covenant in distinction from those made in the Old Covenant. In respect to a topic such as this, hasty conclusions must be shunned. Therefore, I earnestly implore the reader to consider this subject at length in a comprehensive address, a document title: “It says, Forever!”.