Christ is the Center of the Old Testament

By June 15, 2012 April 12th, 2016 Blog

Seeing Jesus in the Old TestamentOnly the person who understands that the cross is the center of all human history can understand the Old Testament.   Through the lens of the gospel, the Bible truly becomes one book telling one story:  the story of sinful man, a holy God, and His plan of salvation through the substitution of Himself for His people. ~ C.J. Mahaney

Once we truly grasp the message of the New Testament, it is impossible to read the Old Testament again without seeing Christ on every page, in every story, foreshadowed or anticipated in every event and narrative. ~ Michael Horton

Jesus Christ is the link between the Old Testament and the New.  God’s revelation reaches its climax in the New Testament – and this climax is not a new teaching…but a Person, God’s own Son.  The Old and New Testaments are related, therefore, not as law-gospel but as promise-fulfillment (a Person). ~ Sindey Greidanus

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