Essay about Christians And The New Testament

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All Christians on the earth follow their own traditions that have since originated from the time of Jesus Christ. Christians place high importance on the New Testament and live their lives based on the teachings of the New Testament, the completion of the Old Testament, which is the foundation of the Jewish faith (Tasman 2016). Many Christians find the Old Testament almost irrelevant, as it was before Jesus’ time. The Old Testament contains traditions that are meant to be followed by Christians and Jews alike. Jesus of Nazareth, the Christian Messiah, was a Jew who followed and fulfilled the laws of the Torah, the Old Testament, and never did abrogate Jewish tradition or authority. By celebrating Jewish holidays, one can reflect on the lineage of the Messiah, and history that binds Christianity together. Christians can explore their spirituality on a more complex level by following the traditions of the Torah, the original covenant between God and his people. By following Jewish Law, Christians follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, celebrate the timeline of Christianity, and achieve spiritual completion through these ancient traditions. Christians should live a Jewish based lifestyle as Jesus, the Messiah, lived and fulfilled the Jewish Law, without any abrogation of these laws. First, the Torah is the Jewish Law that Jews follow religiously, as it is the covenant between God and the Hebrews. It is considered the “broken” Sinai covenant, which Jesus fulfilled, although…

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