The Christian bible is made up of the Old and the New Testaments. Someone may ask, what is the meaning of Testament? The word Testament simply means a Will. In the times of Moses, God had a covenant with His people, He gave them the law and that was what they were to obey in order to get the promise. The law made them aware of the Dos and Don'ts. In the time of Abraham there was nothing like the law, it was all about faith in God. The law that was given to the people of God were to lead them back to faith in God. That was the initial and perfect plan of God.
Why the New Testament
Many people do not understand why the New Testament came, but today if you don't know, you will get to know. As I said earlier on, the Old Testament or the Law was to lead mankind back to faith like the times of Abraham. If you study the bible carefully, you will realize that the Law that was support to lead us to faith had become something else. Instead of the Law leading people to faith in God, the Law was rather killing the people. Because of this, there was now fault with the Old Testament. This is what the bible says in the book of Hebrews:
Hebrews 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
From what the bible says in Hebrews 8 the verse 7, there was a problem with the first covenant which is the law Moses gave to the people. The first covenant came through Moses and the second came through the Lord Jesus Christ. If you study the Ten Commandments, you will realize that is all about loving God and your neighbor as Jesus Christ said in the New Testament. The bible says, Love is the fulfilment of the Law. That means if you love God and man you have fulfill all the law of Moses. This is what the people in the times of Moses never knew and they were killing each other using the law. A perfect example is when they caught the woman in the very act of adultery and brought her to the Lord Jesus Christ to be stoned to death. Then Jesus Christ said onto those people about to stone the woman, the one without sin should be the first to cast stone at her and they all couldn't and left her.
I want to lastly add what the bible says in the book of Galatians chapter 5, the law is something you can't obey and leave one out, you have to obey all. Even Moses who gave them the law at a point fell, that is why he didn't get to the promise land (Canaan). So for those of us who want to go by the law, remember what the bible says is Galatians chapter 5, that such people have been cut off from Christ. That means there is nothing like Grace for you. You are totally cut off. There's is no way you can obey the law to the end. Jesus said if you look at a woman and lust in your heart after her you have sinned. So my brother or sister, it is only by Grace we can be saved not by obeying the law.
I want to end here and thank you very much for your time. Please do well to share, comment and follow for more. Stay blessed.
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