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The New and Better Covenant 5/27/2012

Ten days after Christ's ascension, God inaugurated the New Covenant by sending the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The feast of Pentecost was celebrated in remembrance of the ratification of the Old Covenant when God gave HIs people the 10 commandments at Sinai. Luke uses language that parallels the giving of the Law with the coming of the Spirit showing that this was the fulfillment of a new and better covenant.