Christianity In The Old Testament

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It is important for the world to know of Jesus Christ superiority. Understanding that none of our ancestors, Old or New Testament Prophets, or Angels are more important or powerful than Jesus, helps us stay in alignment with God’s will for our lives, and gives us understanding of Jesus significance. We can learn a lot from our biblical hero’s, but Jesus Christ is the one we are supposed to chase after and strive to be like. This discussion will cover how Jesus is superior to the various important figures of the Old Testament, the tabernacle and covenant associated with Israel, and will evaluate the relevance of Hebrews for contemporary relations between Jews and Christians.
There are five areas noted in “A Survey Of The New Testament” (Gundry,
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His holiness, righteousness, and sinless life are characteristics we should strive to acquire. Second, Jesus is superior over the Angels. Angels were created to serve, and at the time that Jesus Christ became man that was the only time Jesus became lower than the angels for the sole purpose to save humanity. The Bible tells us in Revelation 22:9, "No, don 't worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!”. This further explains Jesus superiority over the angels. Third, Jesus is superior over Moses. Jesus was divinely placed over God’s household. Moses was utilized by God, and given authority to free the children of Israel, but because of their rebellion many died including Moses. They were so accustomed to having a slave mentality, that they turned an eleven day journey into a forty year process. Fourth, Jesus is superior over Joshua. Even though God used Joshua in a mighty way to lead the children of Israel into Canaan, but God used Jesus to lead all humanity to heaven to the final resting place of the Father. Fifth, Jesus is superior over Aaron. Jesus and Aaron were divinely …show more content…
There is still the debate if Hebrews was written for the Gentile Christians, the Jews, or the Jews that converted to Christianity (Gundry, 2012, p. 502). As stated, when considering Luke for authorship (Gundry, 2012, p. 501), it is mentioned that Hebrews shares a resemblance to Luke-Acts that has a Gentiles undertone. The doubt of Luke’s authorship is because Hebrews has a very Jewish undertone. Differences between the two faith communities still exist, but Jews today are changing their perspective and believe that these differences if addressed through interfaith dialogue rather than the violence of the past issues, then much process can be made between Jews and Christians (Kress, n.d.). On the other hand, “many Jews initial response was distrust to the modern changes in reference to Christians teaching Judaism. They were defensive in order to tackle prejudice and antisemitism. Jewish figures had to speak up and remind the people that Jesus was a Jew, and both Jews and Christians speak the same truth from the Old Testament of the Bible” (Kessler & Wenborn, 2005, p.

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