To the new Converts ...
Properly dividing the
The Bible is divided into two major divisions, the Old Testament and the
The word "Testament" means "Covenant" or "Will".
The Old Testament or Covenant contains the historical records of man
from his creation to God's dealing with man after his fall in the garden
of Eden, particularly the Jewish people before the beginning of the
Christian age in which we now live.
The New Testament or Covenant contains the law of Jesus Christ for this
age, the Christian age.
The Mosaic law, which began with the Ten
Commandments, was given ONLY to the children of Israel.
Deut. 5: 1-3.
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The law was fulfilled by Christ and in Christ when He died on the cross
at Calvary, having nailed the law to the cross.
The Old Testament as such is no longer binding upon Christians. The New
Testament is God's law for Christians today.
- For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.John 1:17.
- Christ has the words of eternal
- He that rejects Christ and does
not obey His words shall be judged in the last day by the word
spoken by Christ.
- Jesus Christ is the only way to
- God speaks to us today by His Son
- Christ is the mediator of a better
- With the death of Christ on the
cross, His Testament or Will goes into effect.
- He takes away the first [Covenant]
that He may establish the second.
Study the Context and consider
the following questions:
Who is speaking?
To whom is being spoken?
What is the subject matter?
What Time frame is under consideration?
The Bible is truth and truth
agrees with itself.
Do not place an interpretation upon one passage which contradicts
If you can not find it the Bible, do not use it.
Do not be hasty
Consider all that God says on a subject before drawing a conclusion.
Failure to do this will lead you to a misunderstanding of the Bible.
May God guide you on your Christian
Excerpt from "Christian
Tracts. Haun Publishing Company. P. O. Box 3426, Pasadena, TX