Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them (Matthew 5:17).
We call them the Old Testament and the New Testament
we should just call it the Testament.
When I was a little kid, I thought that the God of the Old Testament was a totally different guy from the God of the New Testament. Later, I figured it was the same God, but that he had matured through the eons. You know, he had stopped zapping people with lightning, and had kinda grown from the Rule-giver into the Grace-giver.
Yeah…I didn’t get a lot of doctrinal training early on…
The point is, it’s all the same God. And his plan didn’t change. It’s not like Jesus was Plan B, after the whole Mosaic Law thing didn’t work out. The Law worked out. It was perfect. It did exactly what it was supposed to do–show Man that he could never reach God on his own, and provide the framework for the perfect sacrifice that would, finally, bring peace.
Behold the Lamb of God, Beloved.