The First Testament
The Old Testament doesn't contradict New Testament ethics. It clarifies them.
This is the fourth in a six-part series of essays from a cross section of leading scholars revisiting the place of the “First Testament” in contemporary Christian faith. —The editors
Christians have a problem. We know we are supposed to base our ethics on the Bible, but sometimes the Bible is vague on ethical matters that we think should be straightforward.
The New Testament doesn’t raise any questions about slavery, for example. Paul instructs slaves to “obey your earthly ...
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