Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What's the Difference Between the Old and New Testaments?

It is a sad thing today that some people go to a church for many years and yet have not been taught the answer to this simple Bible question.  To mature as we should, we need to build a foundation of biblical principles.  The first of which will be "rightly dividing" the word of God.

In scripture, we find basically three dispensations of biblical history.  These are the Patriarchal, Mosaical and the Christian ages, respectively.  We might compare these to the starlight, moonlight and sunlight, with the degree of light referring to God's continuously clearer revelation of Himself.  Of course Jesus Christ is the ultimate in God's revelation to man.  “He who has seen Me has seen the Father”  (John 14:9)