The Most Important Parts of the Bible...
How should we choose which parts of the Bible to believe? Are some parts of the Bible more important, or "more
inspired" than others?
Some choose to believe only the Old Testament.
Others believe only the New Testament and consider
the Old Testament as unimportant or out-of-date.
But, a reading of the New Testament reveals repeated
references to the Old Testament.
And the Old Testament prophecies
of the very things that occur in the New Testament.
The two are inseparably intertwined. The
following texts teach that ALL of the Bible
is reliable, inspired and important to believe, including the Old and New Testaments. All
was inspired by the same God.
All scripture is inspired.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness" (2 Tim. 3:16).
It is equally important to obey the Old Testament prophets
and the New Testament Apostles.
"That ye may be mindful of the words which
were spoken before by the holy prophets,
and of the commandment of us the apostles
of the Lord and Saviour" (2 Peter 3:2).
The message of the Prophets in the Old Testament was
also about Jesus.
"And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached
unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the
times of restitution of all things, which God hath
spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets
since the world began" (Acts 3:20-21).
Jesus didn't try to change what Moses wrote. He fulfilled
the prophecies in Moses' writings.
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth
pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass
from the law, till all be fulfilled" (Matthew 5:17-18).
If you don't believe what Moses wrote, you won't
believe what Christ said.
"Do not think that I will accuse you to the
Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses,
in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye
would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
But if ye believe not his writings, how shall
ye believe my words?" (John 5:45-47"
Jesus believed that the words in the Law of Moses, the
Prophets and the Psalms would come true.
"And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake
unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things
must be fulfilled, which were written in the
law of Moses, and in the prophets, and
in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened
he their understanding, that they might understand
the scriptures" (Luke 24:44-45).
Inspiration received from God the Father, Jesus or the Holy
Spirit will all agree.
"For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these
three are one" (I John 5:7).