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the new contract

2 Corinthians 3

v6

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

We don't preach for people to keep the old testament law. It's a good thing, but it's there to show that all have sinned, and that the wages of sin is death. It's there to point people to Christ.

I don't think having the Holy Spirit is about keeping a bunch of outward do's and don'ts. It's about serving each other and being like Him.

v3
[Forasmuch as ye are] manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
v18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.
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