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Is the OT of any importance at all?

It seems like so many Christians throw out whatever is in the Old Testament. "Well, that was old Law. It no longer matters to us because Jesus died for our sins". ...So, besides creation, what is in the OT that makes any difference?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:26 PM on Sep. 23, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (22)
  • I believe that the OT is very important! It not only shows us the history of creation but it shows us God' character. We were give laws etc to protect us from sin and from falling from God, just like parents give their children laws to protect them, when our children grow up they still should honor and respect us, but when the move out of our house and get married they must decide for themselves how they will live. Now that Christ has come He set us free and gave us something very important... the Holy Spirit to dwell in us and direct us, and the Holy Spirit uses God word (old and new testaments) as well as other people and even a still small voice to reach to us. Christ is the bridge between us and God, and in the OT there was no bridge, and so there were many practices and laws that were necessary and pleasing to God as an act of obedience. We are still called to obedience but because of Christ's death....cont

    Answer by Precious333 at 6:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • God is the same yesterday today and forever, so there are some things we still have to abide by in the old testiment. also, it's kinda the same as history books. we have them so we learn from our past mistakes. just the same as the OT

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • I think the OT is full of great wisdom and great stories but we are under the NT so that is what I go by.

    Answer by admckenzie at 6:30 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • I believe what is meant it that the punishments in the old Testament No longer apply because Jesus has paid that price for all mankind.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:31 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • It really depends on your interpretation of it though.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • How about the ten commandments? Or all the morals in the stories?

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 6:33 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • from the bondages of sin, and even from certain practices that were in the OT... like circumcision, sacrifices etc. The veil has been lifted and through Christ we have been forgiven and made pure. Does that make sense?

    Answer by Precious333 at 6:35 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • also, at a bible study I went to we were studying Gensis chapter 1-3. something she said that I thought was very wise, was to read the OT in light of what we know in the NT. the NT makes things clear about who God is and His purpose that the OT by itself may not.

    Answer by Precious333 at 6:36 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • sorry there may be some confusion from what I wrote... but because of Christ's death we are set free from the bondages of sin.

    Answer by Precious333 at 6:39 PM on Sep. 23, 2009

  • From a Christian perspective - the OT forshadows the NT. Christianity is the fulfillment of Judiasm so the OT is very important. The NT needs to be read and understood in light of the OT and vice versa.

    Answer by eringobrough at 6:42 PM on Sep. 23, 2009