The Old Testament And The New Testament

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The Bible is a collection of sacred texts in Judaism and Christianity. In the Christian Bible, these collections of texts are divided into two major complimentary sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament. Where the Old Testament is foundational, containing prophecies and providing the history of people, the New Testament builds up on the Old Testament with more revelations from God, fulfilling the many prophecies announced and providing the history of one Person, Jesus Christ. The Old Testament prophesizes the coming of Christ in Isaiah and Genesis, and the New Testament unveils the identity of the Messiah in John 1. John 1, in the form of an argument, uses the Old Testament’s prophecies as evidence that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Messiah that was sent by God to purge our sins.

John starts with a prologue from verses 1 to 18. John 1:1-5 refers back to the very beginning, when God created everything in Genesis 1. Specifically, John 1:1-5 focuses on the Word and the light. “At the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God”. This implies that the story of Jesus starts when God created the world and is the next step towards God’s creation. Later in John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and lived among us”. The incarnate Word was born from the will of God. While the law was given through Moses, grace and truth comes from Jesus Christ (John 1:14). This is the first time the name of Jesus Christ is mentioned, which links Jesus and the Word to be the same…
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