New Testament

The focus broadens in the New Testament from a specific genealogical line to all people.  Old Testament passages are often quoted in the New Testament. 

The Old Testament tells the story of God's relationship to humankind from creation until about 430BC, primarily following the lives of the ancestors of Jesus Christ.  The New Testament is built upon the foundation of the Old Testament.  As a result, an understanding of the Old Testament helps in understanding the New Testament.   

The Old Testament is often referred to as THE LAW and the New Testament as THE GOSPEL.

The Book of Revelation is built upon the foundation of both the Old Testament and the other books in the New Testament.  As a result, an understanding of the rest of the Bible is invaluable in understanding the book of Revelation.

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Note: This Bible Overview may contain errors in the interpretation of God's Word.  Theologians often disagree on Biblical interpretation.  If this study encourages you to read the Bible, it has achieved it's purpose.  Be like the Bereans, "...they examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." (Acts 17:11). 

Our Bible was compiled from manuscripts that outlined God's dealings with God's people.  Over the years it grew from oral tradition to the writings of Moses.  Other books were added as time progressed.  Will there ever be a New, New Testament?  There are literally hundreds, if not hundreds of thousands, of books written each year that describe God's dealings with God's people.  Some day at least a portion of some of these books may be added to the Bible in a New, New Testament.  It's quite possible this will not happen until there is a significant change in how God chooses to deal with His people.

In the beginning God created all that exists in 6 days and rested on the 7th day.  Nearly 2000 years ago, at the beginning of the Christian Era, a "Millennium-Sabbath" theory was proposed.  As there had been 2000 years from Adam to Abraham and 2000 years from Abraham to Christ, there would be 2000 years of the Christian era, followed by 1000 years in a new era--the Millennium--the day of rest.  Some call the Old Testament period--the era of the FATHER, the Christian period--the era of the SON, and the millennium--the era of the HOLY SPIRIT.