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January, 2001: Why Read the Old Testament?

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Who Needs the Old Testament?

As a young couple looks on, the skywriter soars and loops through the air, writing:

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Is the Old Testament for Christians?

Part One

It is indisputable that even evangelical Christians demonstrate a neglect of and ignorance towards the first three quarters of the Bible. Ironically, the evangelical view of Scripture itself can make the problem worse. For the "modernist" is happy to dismiss as crude and primitive those parts of the Old Testament which he finds morally offensive. The "conservative," on the other hand, has to find some way of reconciling his view of the Old Testament as the Word of God with such things as...Israel's slaughter of the Canaanites, the cursing of enemies in some Psalms, or the wide prescription of capital punishment in the law of Moses. Even if parts of the Old Testament do not appear morally reprehensible to the "conservative" Christian, other parts appear to be completely irrelevant. Read more

We Need the Old Testament to Understand the Work of Christ

In the volume of the book, it is written of Christ (Heb. 10:7). How does the Old Testament guide us in understanding the work of Christ?

We may ask, "Why Christ at all? Was it an accident that he appeared in human history? Why did he state that he came to offer himself as a sacrifice? Why did he not come as an adult instead of by virgin birth? Who was he? How could he do the miracles he did and teach with such authority?" The Old Testament gives the context to answer all these questions. Read more

Why Catechize?

I intend next Lord's day to begin the work of catechetical preaching. It will not be amiss to give you an introductory sermon to show you how necessary it is for Christians to be well instructed in the grounds of religion. My text is Colossians 1:23, "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled." I have two points.

First, it is the duty of Christians to be settled in the doctrines of the faith.

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