Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Gospel And Old Testament

"Peter preached Christ on the basis of the Old Testament (Acts 2, 3, 10); Stephen reviewed the Old Testament history of Israel in his great sermon (ch.7); Philip preached Christ to the Ethiopian eunuch from Isa. 53 (ch. 8); and wherever Paul went, as seen in the Book of Acts, he preached from the Old Testament. Even the Gentiles, when they accepted the Gospel, accepted the Old Testament as their first Bible. The Jewish Christians recognized both the Hebrew Old Testament and the Septuagint, as is evident from the many quotations in the New Testament from both; the Gentiles, who could neither read nor understand Hebrew, accepted the Septuagint only. The Levitical system was regarded as a symbol and a type of the Christian economy, fulfilled in the life, death, resurrection, and present ministry of Christ (cf. Hebrews); and the predictions of the Messiah in the Old Testament were applied to Christ and His ministry."

Henry Clarence Thiessen, Introduction to the New Testament, p. 4-5

1 comment:

  1. The prophesies of Christ in the old testament are indeed quite remarkable. Its no wonder why people would convert after reading them.