The Old Testament And New Testament

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Many Christians focus majority of studies in the New Testament. The New Testament catches many attentions because it describes Jesus’ life and birth of the church. As people focus more on the New Testament, the Old Testament is viewed as an unnecessary book to read. Christians have debated whether the Old Testament is needed to be read. Many Christians have claimed that the Old Testament is unnecessary to the biblical study with the New Testament containing all the study materials needed. Even so, Old Testament is vital literature needed for Christians. The Old Testament’s importance comes from its prophecies, stories, and ideas. The Old Testament helps to complete the New Testament The Old Testament is fundamental text for Christians due to the fact it contains many prophecies, fulfilled in both the Old Testament and New Testament. The prophets of the Old Testament, such as Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, and Jeremiah prophesied that Judah and Israel will fall if they disobey God further (NIV Amos 7:17, NIV Hosea 13:9-16, NIV Isaiah 8:14, NIV Jeremiah 6:1-15). These prophecies came true in the Old Testament as both Israel and Judah were destroyed with many people exiled into foreign empires for about 80 years. The prophets’ prophesies did come true without any flaws as mouthpieces of God.
The prophets of the Old Testament not only prophesied the fall of Judah and Israel, but also about the Messiah, as well. The Bible mentions the coming of the Messiah who would bring liberation.
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