What I’m about to say about the Bible might shock you. In fact, I’ve never heard it taught in any church…ever. When you read it, take a moment to let it sink in:
The Old Testament is primarily about Judaism.
The New Testament is about Christianity.
Jews don’t live by the New Testament because they don’t believe that Jesus is the Messiah they’ve been waiting for. That makes sense. Christians don’t live by the Old Testament because they believe that Jesus IS that Messiah. That belief includes the idea that Judaism is incomplete, and that Christianity is its fulfillment. That makes sense too.
Both Testaments are part of God’s plan, of course…but for Christians, confusing the two causes all kinds of trouble.
Are you a Christian? If so, how much of Judaism are you trying to live by? Your relationship with God will be incomplete if you try to live by an incomplete understanding of what He wants, what He’s taught, and what that means.
Are you a Christian? If so, how much of the New Testament are you trying to live by?