How Much of The Old testament Still Applies To the Christian Today?

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  1. JesusFan

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    Know that the OT was inspired by same HS as the NT, but how much of it still apllies towards us today under the new Covenant?
     
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    Properly understood, all the OT is relevant to believers (Rom 15:4).

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    I understand that 2/3 of the prophecies of the O.T. are yet to be fulfilled.
    If the O.T. is properly put under the subjection of Paul's Epistles then it
    can be of great value for believers. I particularly like the Psalms that
    deal with David's close spiritual relationship with God as I can
    clearly identify with them. All the Bible was written "for us" but
    most of the Bible was not written "to us" (Gentile Bride of Christ).
     
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    This much;
    2 Tim 3:16,17
    All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
    That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
     
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    As I said in another post :

    (Gal 3:23) But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

    (Gal 3:24) Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

    (Gal 3:25) But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
     
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    I tend not to think of the question in terms of what part of the Old Testament applies or what doesn't apply to the New Testament Christians. Using the idea of application - it's ALL applicable, but to varying degrees.

    For example, our Sunday School lesson last week was from Numbers and centered around the idea of the Narite vow. It was a wonderful lesson - full of concepts that could relate to me as a New Testament Christian, even though the literal details of the vow and the lifestyle restrictions will never pertain to me because Paul makes it clear over and over that Christians are NOT under the yoke of the Law.

    Yet, Paul, himself made a Nazarite vow after he was saved (evidenced by Acts 18). Indirectly, through the study of Galatians, we can assume that he did not make the vow to fulfill any "work" of the law, but for a spiritual matter.

    Also, King Solomon said this about making vows to God.

    Jephthah, in the book of Judges felt obligated to keep a ridiculous vow and lost a daughter for it.

    And Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount said this about vows.

    So, when you take everything into account from the Old Testament to the New Testament pertaining vows to the Lord - it's evident that vow making is a serious thing - not to be taken lightly or foolishly spoken. SO serious that it's best not to even make them.

    But they can be made. But one's attention to keeping the vow must be so focused upon that one cannot be diverted away from the keeping of the vow by anyone or anything - no matter how important.

    Ergo - the entirety of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, must be considered when understanding what God has for us to know and do.

    The Old Testament is just as important as the New Testament. It just happens to have many passages that do not bind the New Testament Christian in terms of keeping a covenant with God but those very passages still have meaning in their study and they should be scrutinized just as much as the New Testament passages. Just not scrutinized for works' sake.
     
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    Indeed, as ALL of the Bible is inspired by God...

    Question though does ALL of it in OT still apply to us now under the New Covenant?
     
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    You beat me to it....by a few hours
     
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    yes, but how much of it still direct applicable to us under the new Covenant for today?

    I take the principles in it for today, learn from examples of those in it, interprete the NT in light of it especially regards to prophecy, isn't that about it?
     
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    2 Tim 3:16,17
    All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
    That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
     

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