This article reveals how the Old Testament moved toward the incarnation of Christ. In part it does so by showing the failures and disappointments of all earlier messiahs, saviors, and sacrifices. Also, the Old Testament reveals the character of the Lord himself, that he is coming do to be with his people, and also to suffer over and with his people.
Chapter 1 is a consideration of the theme of preaching Jesus and the gospel from the Old Testament. The author develops his theme by reflecting on John 5:31-47. In this text the importance of Scripture as a witness to the mission of Jesus Christ is unfolded. John refers also to other witnesses: John the Baptist, Jesus’ own works, and the Father. The author continues with a defence of the Old Testament as part of the Christian canon.
This Introduction considers the usual introductory questions and aspects of the Book of Revelation. It considers the date of writing, the purpose, author, genre, the historical interpretation, how readers should interpret the symbolism, the use of the Old Testament, the structure, and an outline of Revelation.
How did Jesus Christ view the Old Testament? This article looks at Christ's view of the Old Testament in terms of its history, the authority of its teaching, and its inspiration. The article concludes that to Christ the Old Testament was true, authoritative, and inspired. If this is Christ's view, what should be yours?
Kaiser reflects on the old teaching that sees the Old and New Testaments at odds with each other, as if the God of the Old Testament is different from the God of the New Testament. He refers in particular to Marcion who degraded the Old Testament and denied the unity of the teaching between the two testaments.
This is the eighth article in a twelve part series on the topic of preaching Christ. The New Testament emphasizes the importance of preaching Christ from the Old Testament, since the Old Testament is written for the benefit of new covenant believers. The Old Testament speaks about Christ and is important for our salvation in Christ.
The modern church often shuts the Old Testament out of the church. This article discusses the reasons for this.
One aspect of hermeneutics which has provided no lack of scholarly discussion is the question of the interpretation and use of the Old Testament scriptures with regard to New Testament doctrine and practice. Discussion of this topic must consider the way in which the New Testament authors understood and applied the Old Testament.
This article is about the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament, and the importance to study the Old Testament to understand the Christian message. The importance of a Christ-centered interpretation of the Old Testament is also stressed.