In a few of my recent posts, numerous Christians have argued that most of the Old Testament should be viewed as allegories or metaphors and not factual historical accounts. And the Bible has inaccuracies because it was written by men that occasionally misquoted god.
He has the bullet points,
- Jesus believed that the Old Testament was divinely inspired
- Jesus continually quoted Old Testament scripture to teach his disciples and criticize the Jewish pharmacies.
- Jesus also confirmed many of the historical accounts in the Old Testament,
- Jesus even confirmed the most often rejected Old Testament stories,
If Christians have to discount Old Testament stories to believe in Jesus, than they are not Christian. If Jesus believed it, Christians must believe it. Otherwise how can you honestly call yourself a follower of Jesus? He would say to you, “are you not in error because you deny the Scriptures?”
So, you can understand my worry – until I read a comment,
Jesus did not come to remove the curse of the law:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Go ahead and ignore the law if you want to be called “least in the kingdom of heaven”.
So it started making sense. I for one, who is dead to the Law through the body of Christ (Romans 7.4), do not view the Old Testament as mere allegory or metaphor, but as the very word of God; however, I also see that the Law was fulfilled in Christ, and because of the divorce at Calvary, we are no longer required to obey the Law of Moses.
Why is it that people dismiss the entire corpus of the New Testament, when we are supposed to interpret the Old with the New?