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The Morality Of The Old Testament And The New Testament

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In this Modern age, there has been a stigma that the Old Testament is “Old” which derives from it being defined in relation to the “New” Testament, this has led as far back as Marcion of the 2nd Century, to advocate for its non-binding authority over the NT Christian and removal from the Christian Canon. The Old Testament and New Testament is a complete composition of the Bible. The Old Testament has authority since “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). In 2 Timothy, there is a clear allusion that the Old Testament is a letter to the New Testament, “what is true of the Old Testament must also be so of the New Testament as indivisible parts of divine revelation”.…show more content…
The origins of justification was portrayed by a covenant between God and His people. The terms of the covenant is God's behinds himself through promise and man accept the promise with certain conditions in the covenant .The covenant that God established is expressed in justification expectations. In the Old Testament, Israel stays justification by the obedience of the contract which was to follow the Law. Moses told Israel how to maintain in justification by “it shall be our righteousness if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord, our God, as He hath commanded us" (Deut. 6:25). Works of the law in the Old Testament was a temporal justification. It lacked complete right standing with Yahweh. In Israel's journey, they were solely focused on the sacrifices of the law, rather than faith in Yahweh. In Israel journey to complete justification there was a vacancy of the heart. However, the ministry of Jesus redefines justification and welcomes Gentiles into the new hope. In the New Testament, justification is obtained by an individual accepting the Lordship of Jesus and having faith in Him. Paul recognizes that man is not justified by “the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified”…show more content…
The New Testament authors recognize that the Old Testament contains prophetic truths of future revelation of the coming Messiah. In Luke 22:44, Jesus “said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." In this passage, Luke is emphasising that Jesus is claiming “all things which are written about Me” this is an allusion in the Old Testament about His coming ministry. The mission of Jesus is to “fulfill” the prophecies and scriptures the Old Testament speaks of. Paul values the Old Testament because it describes the laws of God. In Romans 7:7 Paul says “ Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet”. One of the purpose in the Old Testament was to legislate a holy lifestyle Israel would be able to observe. Paul recognizing the importance of the Law, and so, he connects it to the Church by arguing The Old Testament Law reveals what is sinful. Paul acknowledges there is truths and expectation the Church must observe and
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