April 12, 2010
The Old and New Testaments
Throughout the Bible God is seen giving us everything, from the ability to make our own choices; to paying the price of death for our sins. There are thirty-nine books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament and in all of them are examples of God’s love, hope, and plan of salvation for us. We can also clearly see the healings, forgiveness, roles of women, worship, peace and suffering of man. In the earlier books, people were required to give blood sacrifices to God in order to pay for their sin and only the anointed priests could go directly to God. It was impossible for God and man to establish a relationship. In the New Testament, through God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ, He made it possible for us to have direct access to our Lord without the intercession of an anointed priest. He bridged this gap for us, and now God and man can communicate without going through another person or object. Thanks to Christ we can now worship freely and pray; having a personal relationship with Him. In the beginning, during the times of the Genesis, there was no sin; God and man were alike in many ways. They were able to have a relationship without any problems, until one day Satan entered the picture and deceived man. The bridge between God and man was suddenly broken. It was at this time we see the start of some of the most important prophesies in the Bible. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy make up the Pentateuch. This section of the Bible that defines “The Fall of Man”, “The Animal Blood Sacrifice”, “The Illusions of Christ(High Priests)” and “Christ’s Coming”. “The Fall of Man” shows how man fell into temptation, making every human born into sin.”The Animal Blood Sacrificed” redeemed the people of their sin just as Christ’s blood redeems our sin. (Exodus)The High priests or illusions of Christ are spoken of and could go to God for the people’s need of forgiveness....
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