New Testament

The New Testament is the second and latter half (twenty-seven out of sixty-six books) of the Bible.  It opens with four Gospels – which tell four different perspectives of the story of the life of Jesus Christ.  It is followed by a singular book that outlines historical happenings and establishment of the Church (Acts), and then a series of epistles, or letters, written by followers of Jesus to encourage the Church in Christian living and theology (or understanding of God).  The New Testament is the fulfillment of the Old Testament in that it tells the story of the Messiah or Savior who was predicted.  It explains the story and offer of salvation and outlines how we as followers of Christ are expected to live.  Our obedience to these statutes under the New Covenant, salvation by grace, exemplifies the transformation that happens in our hearts when we come to faith.  The New Testament directly addresses who we are and how we are to live, thus reflecting on it must and does directly impact the believer’s life.

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