Sunday, 31 July 2016

How the Apostles Understood the Old Testament

The apostles didn't see Israel's promised salvation and kingdom as something delayed until the future - rather they saw the promise as fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ, and as already experienced by Israelis, though not experienced by the nation as a whole, but by those who believed. Then Gentiles also believed in the same Kingdom-hope, and had the same Kingdom-experience.

Believing was then the prerequisite for participation in the kingdom when it ultimately comes in consummation, at Christ second coming.

Believing didn't involve becoming obligated to Moses' rituals.

That whole scenario fulfilled Bible-Prophecy exactly.

Re-read the Old Testament Prophets in light of that new Testament interpretation!

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