Sunday, 29 December 2013

Correctly Applying the Old Testament

Things written in the Old Testament were written for our learning - not for prophesying our future (Romans 15:4).

The direct historical fulfilment of the Old Testament has by-and-large already come to pass. But we can still learn ethical lessons and still draw encouragement from that.

The correct use of the Old Testament assures our Christian faith. It isn't meant to be a basis for mixing Judaism with Christianity either in our present or in our eschatological forecast.

It shows that the message of Jesus, of the cross, of the grace of God, is it. It reassures our confidence and our outlook.

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