by Samir Deokuliar
In this six-part series, Samir Deokuliar helps us resolve this dilemma by reconciling the seemingly contradictory theologies of the Old and New Testament.
Grace, mercy, love, forgiveness—these are core tenets of the Christian faith. And yet, a journey through the Old Testament, especially through the ‘law books,’ or the Pentateuch, can have us wondering if we are talking about the same God of the New Testament!
To our modern-day thinking, the Old Testament laws seem harsh, unyielding and extreme—perhaps even fanatical. Did God really say that, we may wonder? Is it still relevant to us today? Which rules of the Old Testament should we follow?