Two Gods in Two Testaments
Which should we believe in, the God in the New Testament or the other God in the Old Testament?
Whoever reads the New Testament and the Old Testament realizes that the characteristics and the nature of each God are different from those of the other God.
The God of the Old Testament ordered Jewish people to kill different tribes and secure their own territories. But the God of the New Testament ordered all the mankind to forgive and love enemies. The God of the Old Testament promised prosperity and success to Jewish people, while the God of the New Testament promised eternal life, however denying worldly wealth and success.
It is apparent that the God of the New Testament requested the man kind to live at a higher moral level subject to a higher standard than people can keep. But the God of the Old Testament just requested Jewish people to keep faith only in Him to be wealthy and successful and satisfy worldly desires.
In other words, it is an astonishment that the New Testament is handled as an extension to the Old Testament in the light of admitting this discrepancy in recognition of Gods. It can be ascribed to the historical fact that Christ Jesus was a member of Jewish people and He accepted the Old Testament. But, if we regard Christ Jesus as somebody who has nothing to do with Judaism (of 2000 yeas ago), that difficulty in understanding the two Gods in one series of religion (from Judaism to Christianity) could be solved.
However, there are clues to solve this holy problem. Judaism is for Jewish people, and the Old Testament is for Jewish people. But Christianity is for the mankind, and the New Testament is for the mankind.
If you were members of Jewish people, you could understand God and satisfy God by living up to the Old Testament. But if you are members of the mankind, you can only understand God and satisfy God by living up to the New Testament. As Christ Jesus Himself was a Jewish man, any Jewish person can leave the Old Testament and adopt the New Testament, although we cannot say definitely whether such conversion is mandatory and voluntary unless we are anointed Jewish men.
Anyway, there seems to be no reason for thinking that God is pleased that the mankind still use the Old Testament as well as the New Testament.
Or at most, we should think that the Old Testament is a rock beneath a house called the New Testament. If once the house is built, why should we mind so much the rock beneath the house in which we live and pray to God?
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Mat 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Mat 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.