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

#11Lord_IchmaelPosted 3/16/2014 9:19:37 PM
This http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcionism like Gnosticism but not as complex.
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#12DarkContractorPosted 3/17/2014 6:50:00 AM
Well, Gnostics did believe in the OT as a matter of history, their contention wasn't Yahweh's existence but they viewed Yahweh as an evil genocide-committing dickhead and they saw Jesus as someone who had came from another world to save everyone from Yahweh.
#13kts123Posted 3/17/2014 7:12:14 AM(edited)
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. [Luke 24:27]
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#14the_hedonistPosted 3/18/2014 5:28:08 AM
Well, considering the New Testament directly quotes the Old Testament at least 230 times, and pretty much every theological concept in the New Testament derives its foundation from the Old Testament, I have a hard time understanding how one could believe in the NT without at least believing huge chunks of the OT.
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#15actarusPosted 3/18/2014 11:18:34 AM
imhungry24-7 posted...
Technically you are a christian if you believe in Christ.

The question was rather the origin of what they believe. What is a Christ[Messiah]?
What OT prophesies are related with the Messiah?
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#16yevgrafPosted 3/19/2014 1:49:26 AM
The only real qualification to be Christian is to believe Jesus is your savior.
#17TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/19/2014 4:30:31 AM
imhungry24-7 posted...
Technically you are a christian if you believe in Christ.


So Muslims are Christians?
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#18imhungry24-7Posted 3/19/2014 10:26:58 AM
TheRealJiraiya posted...
So Muslims are Christians?


Muslims are just grandsons of Abraham and Hagar. At one time they believed in The Christ. What happened since then I couldn't tell you.
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#19Dathrowed1Posted 3/19/2014 11:01:29 AM
imhungry24-7 posted...
TheRealJiraiya posted...
So Muslims are Christians?


Muslims are just grandsons of Abraham and Hagar. At one time they believed in The Christ. What happened since then I couldn't tell you.


Muslim is a religious designation not an ethnic one. Though Muhammad did claim to be an Ishmaelite.
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#20imhungry24-7Posted 3/20/2014 7:42:24 AM
actarus posted...
imhungry24-7 posted...
Technically you are a christian if you believe in Christ.

The question was rather the origin of what they believe. What is a Christ[Messiah]?
What OT prophesies are related with the Messiah?


I fully intend to respond. Need a little time though.
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