OLD TESTAMENT


CHRISTIANS CAN'T HIDE FROM THE BIZARRE TEACHINGS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.

For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a day of sabbath rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death.
-Exodus 35:2

 Orthodox religious people who refuse to work on the Sabbath and businesses that stay closed on Sunday are just a few examples of the way that teachings from the Old Testament are still prevalent in our society today. The Bible includes the Old Testament (books by ancient Israelites) and the New Testament (books dealing with First Century Christianity). Christians traditionally regard both the Old and New Testament as sacred scripture, but some Christians are quick to write off the draconian ways of the Old Testament to focus on the New Testament and the teachings of Jesus. Yet, Jesus was quick to admit that he had come to fulfill the words of the prophets and there are numerous references to the Old Testament by Jesus himself. There are hundreds of parallel verses appearing in both the Old and New Testament, demonstrating that they are both part of one larger narrative.  

 

If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.
-Deuteronomy 25:11-12