Was Jesus The God Of The Old Testament?

Since Jesus is God and has always existed, was He around during the Old Testament? Was He the God of the Old Testament?Before the Beginning If you want to go back to the beginning, don’t start at Genesis 1:1 but start with the Apostle John’s account that begins before creation. He writes, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1), and clearly, Jesus was the Word of God Who became flesh (John1:14), and was with God (the Father and the Holy Spi … [Read more...]

How Did The Bible Come Together?

What was the process like when the Bible was being assembled into what we have today?Divine Inspiration Looking at the Bible as we have it today differs from what the nation of Israel had in the Torah (the first five books of the Old Testament) but they did believe in divine inspiration of the Old Testament in books like the Psalms, Isaiah, and other such books. The Bible was written over about a 1,500 year period (1405 B.C. to AD 95) by 40 different authors and contextually, writing much … [Read more...]

What Did Jesus Say Or Teach About The Old Testament Law?

Did Jesus say much about the Old Testament Law? What do the Scriptures say about this question?Murder in the Heart? Jesus often used the phrase “you have heard it said” and then “but I say to you” but He had a very good purpose for this in the Beatitudes where He said “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment. But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults h … [Read more...]

What Evidence Is There That The Bible Is True?

What evidence is there that the Bible is true and thus, we can believe what is written in it? The Bible The word “Bible” comes from the Greek word “biblios” which means “books” or “little books” and the Bible is just that; a collection of sixty-six books written by 40 authors over a 1,500 year span and many of these authors, not having known one another, agree contextually to certain themes in the Bible like “the just shall live by faith” (Hab 2:4; Rom 1:17; Heb 10:38) which appears in both the … [Read more...]

Does The Old Testament Contradict The New Testament?

Does the Old Testament contradict the teachings of the New Testament as some claim? Jesus on the Old Testament If the Old Testament contradicts the New Testament then why did Jesus quote out of it so much? Jesus often quoted the Book of Isaiah, Psalms, and even Genesis. In one place Jesus said “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall p … [Read more...]

Does The Old Testament Promote Violence?

Many claim that the Old Testament promotes violence. Is this true? Is the violence found in the Old Testament being promoted or condoned? A Religion of Peace or of Violence? It is absolutely clear that there is violence in the world including in another religion which actually seems to promote violence and this was not just done in the past but is being taught today. For example Quran 8:12 says “I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all t … [Read more...]