How relevant is the Old Testament today?


Genesis 1:1 - 31

ESV - 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the Old Testament will always have relevance for Christians for the following reasons:

It furnishes context and a frame of reference for the understanding of the events and teachings of the New Testament, and the entire relationship between God and humanity since the beginning of the world.

It shows that Christianity is not just a set of abstract beliefs or teachings, but of God acting in and through real, documented historical events (culminating in the incarnation of Christ and the establishment of the church in the New Testament). 

It proves the divine origin of the entire Bible by its recording of prophecies that had their fulfillment subsequently documented through historical events in both the Old and New Testaments.

It contains prophecies (particularly in the book of Daniel) of end-times events that have yet to be fulfilled.

It provides timeless, living examples of the way in which believers in God should act (or not act) through its accounts of the individuals included in its books.

It also gives timeless written guidance for human conduct, both with regard to the manner in which God should be praised (Psalms), and in which humans should act (the Mosaic Law; Proverbs).

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