The Gospel in the Old Testament
Sabbath School Lesson 2017 Quarter 3 Lesson 5 Wednesday
Are there any differences between the “gospel” in the Old and the New Testaments? What constitutes the “gospel” in the Old Testament? What about the New Testament? How are they similar/different? What “gospel” did Paul have? Was some of Paul’s audience claiming that the OT gospel was different?
From the lesson: “The basis of God’s covenant with Abraham centered on God’s promises to him.”
I respectfully disagree. The basis of God’s covenant with Abraham centered on God’s trustworthiness. God’s promises are manifestations of His trustworthiness that we sometimes need to take on faith. God’s fulfilled promises are evidence of His trustworthiness.
Again, from the Lesson:
“Some mistakenly conclude that the Bible teaches two ways of salvation. They claim that in Old Testament times salvation was based on keeping the commandments; then, because that did not work very well, God abolished the law and made salvation possible by faith. This could not be farther from the truth. As Paul wrote in Galatians 1:7, there is only one gospel.”
Again, well said. How could God “abolish the law” when it’s the design template for life itself?
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