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關於新約和舊約的不同:

新約和舊約乃是指神與人所立的兩種約,就是神要人與祂來往的兩種條件。新約是繼承神與亞伯拉罕所立的約。創世記十二章神給亞伯拉罕應許,神也向他起誓,(二二16,)於是這應許就成了神與亞伯拉罕所立的約。(加三15~17。)兩千年後神差祂的兒子耶穌基督到地上來。祂在十字架上,流出寶血,立了新約。(路二二20。)到這時候新約就完成了,而且這約因著主的死就成了遺命。

舊約是神與亞伯拉罕立約以後四百三十年,神在西乃山向以色列人賜下律法而立的。嚴格說來,舊約並非指整本舊約聖經 - 從創世記到瑪拉基書 - 所涵蓋的時期,乃是從出埃及十九章起,到施浸約翰為止。(太十一12~13。)從施浸約翰到主耶穌死而復活以前,這段時間算是新舊約的過渡時期。舊約時期,神與人來往是以舊約 - 律法 - 為條件;新約時期,神與人來往是以新約 - 恩典 - 為條件

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    我稍微潤飾了一下,希望您不介意;若有問題或其他想法,歡迎一起討論 --

    The differences between the Old and New Testaments:

    The Old and New Testaments refer to two types of covenants that God made with men. They are the two bases on which God fellowships with men. The New Testament inherits from the “Abrahamic Covenant”. In Genesis 12, God made promises to Abraham and later also swore by Himself (22:16). This is referred to as the “Abrahamic Covenant”. Two thousands years later, God sent His own Son Jesus Christ to the world. He died on the cross, and through the shedding of His blood, He has made a new covenant, or the New Testament, with us (Luke 22:20). And by His death it was consequently made a will (Heb. 9:16-17).

    430 years after the Abrahamic Covenant, God gave the Law to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai, establishing the Old Testament. Strictly speaking, the Old Testament period does not refer to the timeframe of all the Old Testament books, from Genesis to Malachi. Rather it refers to a timeframe starting from Exodus 19 to the ministry of John the Baptist (Matt. 11:12-13). The time from the ministry of John the Baptist until Jesus’ death and resurrection is considered the transitional period between the two Testaments. In the Old Testament time, God’s fellowship with men is primarily based on the Old Testament, which is the Law. In the New Testament time, it is based on the New Testament, which is grace.

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