The “End” Of The Old Testament Age And Law Of Moses
One of the most critical doctrinal mistakes made by the elders, preachers and many members of churches of Christ today is their failure to study, believe and obey the New Testament teaching of Christ on the difference between the Old and New Testaments. Over several decades I have asked hundreds of elders, preachers and brethren: Where is the “end” of the Old Testament and where is the “beginning” of the New Testament recorded in the Bible? Few have offered an answer, most refuse. Why are so many afraid of this question?
Perhaps it is fear of having to admit they have been wrong about the true New Testament “gospel” of Christ. The New Covenant “gospel” is not the life of Christ lived under the law of Moses in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - befofe the cross (MMLJ/BC), but the death, burial and resurrection of Christ - after the cross - as revealed in 1 Corinthians 15. WHEN THE APOSTLES PREACHED IN ACTS, THEY DID NOT PREACH THE WORKS AND LIFE OF CHRIST UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES - THEY PREACHED HIS DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION - AND SO MUST WE TODAY.
On the other hand, which is more likely, it may be their fear of having to admit that Matthew 19 is a part of the Old Testament and their “traditional” teaching on marriage, divorce and marriage is completely in error, false and contrary to the true New Testament teaching of Christ.
All of a sudden, those who have been preaching from the roof tops that they know the truth, they have the truth and preach the whole truth of God today - have hit a brick wall! MANY AMONG CHURCHES OF CHRIST FEAR THAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOCTRINALLY WRONG ON THE TEACHING OF CHRIST - BEFORE THE CROSS - AND ARE PARALYZED WITH FEAR AND UNCERTAINTY! BRETHREN, THE “FEARFUL” ARE GOING TO BE LOST (Revelation 21:8)!
“And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:5-7).
Rather than accepting the inspired New Testament truth of Christ on “when” and “why” the Old Testament “ended” at the cross and death of Christ (Colossians 2:14; Romans 10:4), many “traditionalists” today consciously reject and repudiate the New Testament “truth” of Christ and cling defiantly to the Roman Catholic “heresy” of 1486AD. A time when the Roman Catholic church - this “mother of all heresy” - “wrongly divided” between the Old and New Testaments by inserting - for the first time in history and right out of the doctrinal errors of the dark ages - a New Testament “title page” between the Old Testament books of Malachi and Matthew.