The Testament Of The Old Testament Essay

768 Words Oct 16th, 2015 4 Pages
The Old Testament holds principles which, if applied in the life of a believer today, will prove themselves timeless and valuable. Many people tend to elevate the New Testament books above the Old Testament books as if they hold more importance for the believer. Believers that hold to that mindset fail to see that an abounding number of New Testament principles were based upon, if not used directly from the Old Testament.
In Genesis 2:21-24 we see that woman was produced by God from the side of man. This principle is seen in the New Testament in that neither man nor woman is independent of each other (1 Corinthians 11:3, 8-12). From the side of man, woman was made, and from the woman man is born. Both man and woman are of God, and vital to each other. In Genesis 3:4-6 Eve is deceived by the serpent, who is the devil. This is the very instance that the apostle Paul refers to when not allowing a woman to teach or have authority over a man (1 Timothy 2:12-14). The principle that is taught from the very beginning and echoed in the New Testament is that man is placed as head over the woman. It’s important to see that the place of women among men or the place of women in the church is not a question of superiority or inferiority, but humility.
Another timeless principle, probably the most important principle for believers today is found in the story of Abraham and Isaac. Genesis 22 tells how God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac as a burnt offering to the Lord. As…

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