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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.
Does the Catholic Church follow the Old Testament?
Catholics do follow the laws in the Old Testament, but only those concerning morals. The ritual and judicial parts of that law were only ever binding on those to whom the law was delivered – the Jewish people. When Christ became man He established the New Covenant as was foretold by the prophets.
Did Jesus follow the Old Testament?
Jesus orders Christians to follow the Law of Moses in the Old Testament: Do not think that I [Jesus] have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke or a pen,…
Do Christians adhere to the Old Testament?
Also, Christians are not and have never been bound by Old Testament law for its own sake, and those elements of Old Testament law which are not part of the natural law-e.g., the obligation to worship on Saturday -were only ever binding on the Jews. Christians do have liberty on those issues.