“New Testament? Old Testament? What is the difference, and why does it matter?” Understanding the difference between the Old and New Testaments is one of the most important foundations that must be laid to properly understand God’s Word. Failing to realize the Bible’s teaching on this matter can lead to countless erroneous conclusions, possibly costing one’s own soul. Therefore, let us turn to the pages of God’s Word for an in depth study to let it tell us the difference and significance of the Old and New Testaments. You may rather prefer to first read a summary of the conclusions formed here in detail, with Scriptures.
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About This Study
The purpose of this study is to introduce students to a few very basic principles of Bible study using the convenience of the Internet. You will need to provide us with your e-mail address if you would like us to grade and return your answers. Your e-mail address will not be shared or sold to anyone. No one will visit you or contact you unless you provide us with your information and request we get in touch with you.
Each lesson consists of an article with several scriptures and a discussion of their meaning. The article may contain a quote from the Scriptures. You are encouraged to open your Bible and read along. Test what we say against what you read in your Bible. If what you read in your Bible does not closely match what we have quoted or it raises other questions in your mind, please add your comments or questions to the section at the bottom of the form.
- The Bible Is All You Need
- The Old and New Testaments
We know that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that it is relevant to our lives today. Now we will consider the all-sufficiency of the Bible. “Sufficient” means “as much as is needed or required, enough.” Is the Bible enough, or do we need something in addition to it to know and understand God’s will? Please consider the following passages.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
“All Scripture” is all that man needs to make him complete and thoroughly equipped for every good work. What more could we need? “As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…” (2 Pet. 1:3). God’s word gives us everything we need to know. There isn’t anything else that we need.
“And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:30-31).
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Getting Back to the Bible
We are happy to offer a number of correspondence courses which everyone is welcome to enroll in. These courses are particularly helpful for people who live outside of our area and can’t study with us one on one. There is no obligation and no cost to you. No one will visit you unless you request it and your name and address will be kept confidential.
How’s It Work?
The idea is really simple. Just read a brief lesson that explains a particular passage of the Bible. Answer a few short questions about what you have read. these courses are available through the regular mail or some are available here on our website. Send in or submit your answers and we will return a grade sheet as well as the next lesson in the course. These courses are wonderful tools for increasing you knowledge of the scriptures in the privacy, convience and comfort of your own home.
Let’s Study Together
Do you live in the Wichita, KS area? If you do, then we would be happy to meet you at your home or here at the building to study together. In fact, we would consider it an honor to come and study from the Bible together. How long is the class? These studies take only one hour or less per lesson and are great for building a solid spiritual foundation for your life. We believe there is no greater use of our time than helping you come to know the Lord, and answering your spiritual questions. All the necessary arrangements can be made over the phone or via email, so just contact us and one of our members will be happy to get in touch with you as soon as possible.