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Positions on the Old Testament


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Title: Positions on the Old Testament

Positions on the Old Testament
  • Leave it alone, were New Testament Christians.
    Rom. 154
  • Obey it all, were Jews awaiting the Messiah.
    Heb. 11-4
  • Well pick and choose, were churches that follow
    what we like. Gal. 51-6

II Timothy 215
  • Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
  • a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
  • rightly dividing the word of truth.
  • Only with diligent study can we meet with Gods
    approval, avoid embarrassment of false teachings,
    and appropriately apply Gods truth to ourselves
    and others.

Clergy/Laity Distinction
  • Levites were set apart for religious service
  • High priests were Aarons descendants
  • Tribes supported (Num. 1822-24)
  • No special priests in N.T. church
  • Preachers not only priests (I Pet. 25, 9)
  • Jesus is our high priest
    (Heb. 415-16, 723-28)

Contributing Tithes
  • Command to Israel (II Chr. 314-5)
  • Rob God if disobeyed (Mal. 38-10)
  • Pharisees (before church) Matt. 2323
  • To exceed righteousness Matt. 520
  • Give more? (externals) 21-48
  • Give as prospered and purposed
    (I Cor. 161-2, II Cor. 97)

Observing 10 Commandments
  • Given to Israel through Moses (Ex. 201-17)
  • Given with other commands
  • Not given by Jesus or Apostles to church
  • Nine truths repeated in New Testament
  • Sabbath keeping is not (Col. 216-17)
  • First day (resurr., church, supper, give)

Instruments in Worship
  • Old Testament Examples (II Chr. 513)
  • David (Psa. 331-3)
  • Command to priests (I Chr. 1516)
  • New Testament command to sing only
  • Eph. 519 speak, melody in heart
  • Col. 316-17 teach, in name of the Lord

Borrowing from the Old Testament is an Old Problem
  • Acts 151, 5 Jewish Christians bound law Peter
    (7-11), Paul (12), and James (13-21)
  • Correction made in many of the Epistles
  • Hebrew letter written for this purpose
  • Jesus is better than the prophets, the angels,
    the priests. He brought a better covenant,
    entered a better tabernacle with a better
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