A Prophet Like Moses
By Christine Egbert
In Hebrews 10: 7 Yeshua quoted one of the psalms, “Then I said, ‘Behold, I come to do Your will, O God. In the scroll of the book (Old Testament) it is written of Me.’” In spite of the fact that the entire so-called old Testament is about Yeshua, in 2017, Christian Pastor and evangelist Andy Stanley told his congregation that “Christians need to unhitch their faith from the Old Testament.”
When one omits studying the first 75% of God’s WORD, one is doomed to misinterpret the final 25%. As the late Brad Scott wrote in his book, The Tenakh, the Dictionary of the New Testament, “All the words and teachings of the New Testament are defined in the Tenakh (the so-called Old Testament).
Paul himself cited 93 (roughly 1/3) of the 300 Old Testament quotes found in the New. Since Andy Stanly has unhitched his faith from the Old Testament, verses like Deuteronomy 4:2 “You must not add to the word that I am commanding you or take away from it,” are disregarded. Thus, I am sure Andy Stanley would recommend that Christians remove all 300 of those OT quotes from their New Testaments as well.
But this unhitching from the Old Testament isn’t new. It’s been going on, more and more, for nearly 1900 years. Here is an excerpt from an article on a Christian website called Crosswalk.com titled “Why Don’t Pastors Preach From The Old Testament?”
“Many pastors feel more comfortable with Greek than with Hebrew.
Most biblical training focuses on New Testament interpretation.
For some there may be theological reasons why they don’t preach from the Old Testament. Perhaps they view everything before Matthew as “preparation” (which in a sense it is) and therefore not worthy of extended attention from the pulpit (a sad mistake, in my opinion).
But my primary thought was that most seminaries specialize in teaching pastors how to preach the epistles. Our methods work best with Romans, Ephesians and the other Pauline epistles.”