Paul says to his close friend Timothy: "But continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them, and that from a child you have known the holy scriptures (OT), which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" (2Tim. 3: 14-15). The only scriptures in existence when Timothy was a child were the pages of what we call the Old Testament, which are able to make us wise unto salvation -- through faith -- in Christ Jesus. Not many ministers today would make that claim. Paul did.