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Saturday, May 21, 2011

A new blog site devoted to the Old Testament Reading Plan

"Reading the Bible is key to living the Christian life and comprehending the way
God wants us to live. Knowing and understanding the Bible is key to avoiding
false/misled teachers and providing for yourself a firm foundation of faith.

The world did not end today. No man knows the day or the hour of the moves
of God, they are for Him to know. We are simply to live each day with the best
understanding and obedience and effort and honesty that comes from within.

Reading all the way through the Old Testament in approximate chronological
order. 282 reading days and 83 off days. Gives you time to catch up if you
miss a day, or to incorporate NT reading interspering the Old or spend all day
at the beach and et cetera."


The link is on my links list not far below the Ultimate Information Post

Comments are allowed but moderated.  On that site, we are discussing the 
Bible and not the flying spaghetti monster.   Cheers!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The world did not end today."

Just out of curiosity... did you expect it to?

Ema Nymton said...

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"Reading the Bible is key to living the Christian life and comprehending the way
God wants us to live."

IF one claims to be a 'christian' why waste one's time reading the "Old Testament?"

The OT is outdated writings, written thousands of years ago by old men for backwards desert tribes. Trying to live one's life by following the teachings of the OT is as absurd as following the teachings of the other ancient and outdated writings in the Koran.

The messages of the OT (and Koran) are hatred, killings, war, and fear.

Being a Christian is to follow the teachings of the good Jewish Rabi Jesus Christ. The messages of JC are love, peace, social justice, tolerance, and equality.

Ema Nymton
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cavalier973 said...

We read the Old Testament because it is as much the Scriptures as the New Testament. It is the Bible that Jesus had, and from which He preached the message for which you express admiration.

radar said...

Good show, cavalier! Jesus not only had the Old Testament but he preached from it and quoted it extensively. When the apostles first began to spread Christianity they only had the Old Testament and their own testimonies to spread the gospel and yet sometimes thousands of people converted to Christ in one day.

Failure to know and understand the Old Testament leads to people being swindled by the likes of Robert Tilton and Benny Hinn or fooled by people like Harold Camping. I know of no church or group around here that paid the slightest attention to Camping but the news media made a big deal out of his idiocy. If Camping really understood both OT and NT he never would have gone off the rails unless he intended to be a fool!

If you deny the Old Testament, you will be a shallow and easily misled Christian even if you do receive Christ.

Romans 15:4
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

highboy said...

I always found it incredible that people can think so much of Jesus and His teaching and then reject the rest of the Bible that Jesus Himself taught from. Its a mark of human depravity that we can just pick and choose which parts of Christianity are true and which one's are false based on what we like. If we don't think there is anything wrong with homosexuality for example, than God can't either. Why? Just because. But point of fact, to reject the OT is to reject Christ.

Ema Nymton said...

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"to reject the OT is to reject Christ."

Simple and simplistic; but pithy. And wrong.

Being a Christian is following the teachings of the good Jewish Rabbi Jesus Christ of love, peace, social justice, tolerance, and equality.

Who is trying 'pick and choose' what is true and false based on what we like? One only needs to follow the messages as stated by JC. Is there really anything wrong with homosexuality? Not according to JC.

Ema Nymton
~@:o?
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highboy said...

Ema you're just flat out wrong on every level. Jesus Himself taught the Old Testament. If Jesus declares the OT the Word of God and teaches from it then yes, rejecting the Word is rejecting Christ. To do otherwise is to pick and choose what you like as you have just done. The Bible is not merely the red letters of Christ.

Ema Nymton said...

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"The Bible is not merely the red letters of Christ."

Not really into studying outdated writings preaching ignorance and hate, written thousands of years ago by old men for backwards desert tribes.

Maybe I missed where JC was teaching from the OT. Even the writings in the New Testament (Luke 16:16, Romans 7:4,6, 2 Corinthian 3:14, and Galatians 3:13,24-25) recognizes the major difference between the OT and the teachings of JC. Studying the teachings of the OT is of questionable value to the followers of JC.

Ema Nymton
~@:o?
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radar said...

Emma,

Most of the writers of the Old Testament were well-educated. Moses was being trained to eventually rule the nation of Egypt before he ran away only to come back and lead the Jews out of Egypt. He had the training of a prince of the royal house. He wrote the first five books of the Bible.

Joshua was his understudy and student.

Daniel was basically the valedictorian of Babylon University yet a man of faith.

Isaiah and his wife were both highly trained. In fact the writers of the Old Testament were among the best and brightest in the Middle East when they wrote their books.

Jesus preached exclusively from the Old Testament.

creeper said...

"Jesus preached exclusively from the Old Testament."

Surely that's understating Jesus's accomplishments. Heck, I'm an atheist and even I think that Jesus carried the ball significantly further down the field than those before him. Sermons on the Mount and Lake are far beyond anything in the OT.

But don't mind me, I look forward to seeing you two argue this out.

-- creeper

highboy said...

"Not really into studying outdated writings preaching ignorance and hate, written thousands of years ago by old men for backwards desert tribes."

Which is why you won't be taken seriously and nothing you say has any merit. The "outdated writings" are the evidence we have that Jesus is the Messiah, which is why His teachings have authority in the first place. The "backwards desert tribes" are the tribes Jesus Himself descended from and who He considers God's people.

"Maybe I missed where JC was teaching from the OT."

No maybes about it. You either flat out missed them or deliberately ignored them. Jesus referred to the prophets (those books in the OT) repeatedly throughout the Gospels, referred to the Flood, the 10 commandments, OT law, the Sabbath, over and over again. This is pretty much common knowledge to anyone who even at least attended a few Sunday school classes.

"Even the writings in the New Testament (Luke 16:16, Romans 7:4,6, 2 Corinthian 3:14, and Galatians 3:13,24-25) recognizes the major difference between the OT and the teachings of JC."

Of course there are differences. That is why they are called "Old Covenants" and "New Covenants". That doesn't detract from the verifiable fact that Jesus taught from the OT and considers it the word of God. You're simply arguing a silly argument at this point.

"Studying the teachings of the OT is of questionable value to the followers of JC."

Then you have absolutely no knowledge whatsoever of Christianity, not from a fundamental or even progressive understanding. Its just that simple. Jesus Himself studied the OT. How do you not know this? How can you even claim to have read the Gospels and not seen the rampant referrals to the OT and the quotes by Jesus Himself from OT Scripture?

highboy said...

"But don't mind me, I look forward to seeing you two argue this out."

Don't worry, we won't mind you, because the argument isn't over whether or not you think Jesus "carried the ball further" than those before Him, its a question as to whether or not Jesus taught from the OT, the value in studying the OT as it pertains to Christianity. That Jesus studied the OT and taught from its contents according to the Bible is an undeniable fact at this point. If you want to follow the red letters of Christ as merely some moral guide to living that's fine but its not Christianity. Christianity is the worship of the divine Jesus Christ as Lord, which we only believe based on Old Testament writings that fortold His coming, appearance, ministry, and ultimate work of Salvation.

Anonymous said...

"Don't worry, we won't mind you,"

Your obedience is noted.

(BTW, here's the official "kidding" in case your sarcasm meter is broken again.)

"the argument isn't over whether or not you think Jesus "carried the ball further" than those before Him"

I sense a gentle mocking tone here, but somehow you're avoiding the issue. Do you really think Jesus didn't make any moral or spiritual progress? Wow, that's enough to make even an atheist sad.

-- creeper

highboy said...

"Do you really think Jesus didn't make any moral or spiritual progress?"

Of course He made spiritual progress. He made it so every spirit that desired to could be reconciled to God.

cavalier973 said...

http://doctor.claudemariottini.com/2010/11/is-yahweh-moral-monster.html

"Thus, when the Israelites were commanded to destroy the Canaanite cities, they were not commanded to destroy the villages where civilians lived, but they were commanded to kill the armed people (soldiers) who were defending the city."

radar said...

Thumbs up for Dr. Marrioti. If you read his post you will have a better understanding. The Old Testament was fundamental to Jesus's teaching and much of what He said was to people who knew what the Old Testament said and was relevant to that knowledge. You will only have a very shallow understanding of both Christ and the New Testament if you do not also know and understand the Old.

radar said...

claude mariottini. sorry spelled it wrong.