the collection of the books of the Bible that were produced by the early Christian church, comprising the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and the Revelation of St. John the Divine.
the covenant between God and humans in which the dispensation of grace is revealed through Jesus Christ.
the collection of writings consisting of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Pauline and other Epistles, and the book of Revelation, composed soon after Christ’s death and added to the Jewish writings of the Old Testament to make up the Christian Bible

The second part of the Christian Bible. Christians believe that it records a “new covenant,” or “new testament,” that fulfills and completes God’s “old covenant” with the Hebrews, described in the Old Testament.

(Luke 22:20), rather “New Covenant,” in contrast to the old covenant of works, which is superseded. “The covenant of grace is called new; it succeeds to the old broken covenant of works. It is ever fresh, flourishing, and excellent; and under the gospel it is dispensed in a more clear, spiritual, extensive, and powerful manner than of old” (Brown of Haddington). Hence is derived the name given to the latter portion of the Bible. (See TESTAMENT.)


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