The Old Testament: The Importance Of New Testament To Christianity

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Many Christians focus majority of studies into the New Testament. New Testament catches many attentions because it describes the birth of the church. As people focus more on the New Testament, Old Testament is shunned away to the degree where most think Old Testament is not important to read. Christians have debated whether Old Testament is needed to be read. Many sound arguments from both sides have been posed over these years. Even so, Old Testament is vital literature needed for Christians. The Old Testament’s importance comes from its prophecies, stories, and ideas.
Prophecy
The Old Testament is one of the important literature for the Christians due to the fact it containing many prophecies which was fulfilled in Old Testament and New
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In the time where New Testament figures were mentioned, there were no such thing as New Testament. Even if some parts of the New Testaments were to be out, not many people knew their existence. Jesus only had Old Testaments and that is where he had learned his studies. The characters from the New Testament all have quoted the Old Testament for their references. Christians would be able to know how the New Testament characters’ mindsets as they quoted the Old Testament for the reference …show more content…
God had revealed himself to the mankind starting from the creation. In the hermeneutic study of the Bible, the introduction of the character and their dialogues are very important. In Genesis 1:1-31, it is stated that God had created heavens and the earth. The first appearance of God shows that he is the creator of the universe. The Genesis 1:1 clearly shows how the God is master of all things. Furthermore, God had said that “it was good” as he created one thing after another. The narration shows how God cares for his creations. The very first chapter of the Bible, which is in the Old Testament, shows that God created all things and cares for them. The rest of the Old Testament explains this further by narrating God showing his grace to countless people.
Conclusion
The Old Testament is very important literature for Christians to read since it is the foundation of the New Testament with its prophecies, stories, and ideas. Prophecies foretell the promises God had made with his people. Stories help to narrate the prophesies and explains how New Testament came to be. The ideas help to analyze the story and its prophesies with further details. I personally like to read Old Testament also since the three factors make reading more enjoyable and interesting. It would be difficult to understand the New Testament with just the insight alone and Old Testament provide the

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