While some parts of the Jewish Scriptures are difficult to read, they are filled with prophecies that refer to Jesus, the source of sin, teach just how impossible it is for mere humans to fulfill the law, and thus our need for Jesus, and much more. It is also quoted 200 times in the New Testament. So the New Testament writers recognized a need for the Jewish testament. We NEED both Testaments!
Stanley, who pastors the massive North Point Ministries congregation, has been on a crusade against the “Jewish Scriptures,” as he calls them, for a while now. Early last year he made headlines when he urged Christians to “unhitch” themselves from the Old Testament. He declared that the first three or four dozen books of the Bible should not be a “go-to source regarding any behavior,” explaining, inaccurately, that the early church “unhitched” itself from the “worldview” and “value system” of those ancient texts. He warned that those Christians who still strive to follow Old Testament moral law are standing on a “house of Old Testament cards” which comes crashing down in the face of resurrected Christ
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Finding Jesus in the Old Testament
by David Limbaugh