It is often tempting for Christians to jump straight to the New Testament, as the fulfillment of the Word when God became flesh, and ignore or neglect the Old Testament where it all began – but to do so is like cutting off the branch where you are sitting, or like losing your memory.
For anyone who’s ever wondered why we need the Old Testament or what its role is to the Christian, this short video by leading OT scholar Dr. Bruce Waltke is a must see:
.. the church [like people], without a memory, loses its identity – we don’t know who we are. The Old Testament gives the church its historic memory, so [we] understand who [we] are… Old Testament theology gives us that history, that memory, so we know how the New Testament took its final shape, and we understand who we are as Christians… It is vital for the Christian to understand the growth of his or her theology…
– Dr. Bruce Waltke, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Regent College.
A pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan, the lands of the Old Testament story, is eye-opening and will deepen your understanding of your Christian identity and history. The next Sacred Bridge Travel tour is in Spring 2018 – we hope you will join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and sign-up.