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Can someone be a Christian if they refuse to read/believe in the OT?

#1wolf_blitzer85Posted 3/15/2014 3:21:45 PM
Let's say for whatever reason, someone has decided to focus on the NT. Their worldview in regards to Christianity is shaped by the words of Jesus and not the OT/Prophets (Moses, Abraham, Elijah).

What's your opinion?
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#2CoyoteTheGreatPosted 3/15/2014 3:36:52 PM
Well, I suppose they can be a Christian Gnostic, but that is a more specific belief against the OT. Otherwise, I don't see how, the foundation of Christianity is still the Old Testament, whether they believe in it literally or figuratively.
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#3Dathrowed1Posted 3/15/2014 3:44:50 PM
How would they believe that Jesus is the Christ without the OT?
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#4wolf_blitzer85(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2014 4:01:47 PM
CoyoteTheGreat posted...
Well, I suppose they can be a Christian Gnostic, but that is a more specific belief against the OT. Otherwise, I don't see how, the foundation of Christianity is still the Old Testament, whether they believe in it literally or figuratively.

Gnoticism is sexy.

Dathrowed1 posted...
How would they believe that Jesus is the Christ without the OT?

John 3:16, a lot of the Book of John you might call the foundation of belief in The Savior. I find some parts of the NT a bit disturbing but not the least bit as stupid as some things from the OT.

Let's face it. The Earth is tens of thousands or more years old, and I doubt God would be mad if someone were to not totally believe in everything the Prophets wrote.

Tonight I'm going to read the entire Book of either Mark or Acts in one sitting.
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#5Dathrowed1Posted 3/15/2014 4:08:40 PM(edited)
let us ask in a different way, how did the apostles come to believe that Jesus was the Christ?
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#6GuideToTheDarkPosted 3/15/2014 4:08:10 PM
Dathrowed1 posted...
How would they believe that Jesus is the Christ without the OT?


Parents told em?
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#7Polish_CrusaderPosted 3/15/2014 8:23:08 PM
Matthew 5:17
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#8imhungry24-7Posted 3/16/2014 3:17:32 PM
Technically you are a christian if you believe in Christ.
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#9JonWood007Posted 3/16/2014 3:50:34 PM
Apparently some early Christians rejected the OT, claiming there was no way yahweh and Christ were compatible. Like many early flavors of christianity, they no longer exist though.
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#10Magyar15Posted 3/16/2014 8:35:22 PM
JonWood007 posted...
Apparently some early Christians rejected the OT, claiming there was no way yahweh and Christ were compatible. Like many early flavors of christianity, they no longer exist though.


Pretty sure that your referring to Gnostics as well...
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