One thing that has occurred to me, though, whilst reading what you and Blackdog have been saying about the covenant* rescinding many of the old laws: doesn't this interpretation contradict Jesus' own words? He said, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished." Matthew 5:17-18
* It's been many years since I was forced into bible studies during my schooling, so I am a very rusty, but my recollection of covenants was that they were all from the OT, so I have tried to find information on this one you and Blackdog have both mentioned, but I can't find anything definitive. Could you point me to some information on it please?