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When it comes to the Old Testament much has been said about it from the earliest of times be it Rabbis or Priest There has also been many which see the work as a complete waste of time and energy The question we must then wrestle with is the Old Testament still relevant to Christian faith today This rather befitting question for the circumstances at hand has some interesting value for consideration given that many churches teachers and preachers seldom address the rich content of this portion of the Bible today and many only offering half of the Bible to new converts with the invention of the New Testament Bible That being said it is the hope of this assessment to take a stance on the value and need for the Old Testament in our Christian literature and study timeWhen it comes to the study of Scripture and how it ought to relate to the Christian life the statement credited to St Augustine is probably the most fitting in this matter of the Old Testament and its relevance to todays Christian the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New What exactly does this mean To answer this question we must set some presuppositions about the Bible itself mainly that the Bible is Gods direct revelation to us as human beings The Bible in its most basic understanding is the story of the relationship between God and humanity This story is the expression of how God expresses His love to us and the breadth and depth to which He has gone to ensure this relationship It is in fact more than a story but actual history with its own distinct settings and events that have been recorded for future generations to read and has been preserved for centuries throughout time For Christians and arguably the unbelieving human the Old Testament shows us how God made us to
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