Originally posted by _ofunsoundmind@Sep 8 2005, 01:36 PM
The Old Testament was the set of rules that people followed BEFORE the coming of Christ. That is how they gained salvation, because Jesus hadn't come yet. The New Testament was formed after Jesus, and that's why the N.T. applies to today, not the O.T.The "Old" Testament does apply today... why would G-d create a set of rules, say that they are eternal, and then later change them? Also please be aware that almost all of the rules in the Hebrew Bible apply ONLY to Jews. For example, there is nothing wrong with a gentile eating pork, or working on the Sabbath (that's Saturday, by the way, not Sunday).
G-d does not change His word. Nowhere in the Hebrew Bible does it say "by the way guys, I'll be throwing all this stuff away in a few hundred years." So what are you basing this claim of a "new" testament on?
Again, though, we should be discussing this in a different thread. I'll make one now.