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Why did Christians keep the Old Testament?
The purpose of the Old Testament law is to convict people of our inability to keep the law and point us to our need for Jesus Christ as Savior (Romans 7:7-9; Galatians 3:24). The Old Testament law was never intended by God to be the universal law for all people for all of time. We are to love God and love our neighbors.
Are Christians expected to obey the Old Testament Law?
On the one hand, Christians should obey the Old Testament law, but on the other hand, they should not. The reason for the ambiguity is because there are certain laws that were meant only for Israel and not for Christians today.
Can the Old Testament be of value to Christians?
The Old Testament contains much devotional material that is still practical for the believer. Even today, Christians can learn valuable spiritual truths from studying its pages. These truths are everlasting. The list goes on and on. Therefore, far from being outdated or irrelevant, the Old Testament has tremendous value for the believer today.
What is the Christian’s relationship to the Old Testament?
The Christian’s relationship to the Old Testament is best understood by hearing the words of Jesus. In Mathew 5:17-18 Jesus says he came to fulfill not abolish the law or the prophets.