Monday, May 04, 2009

I am not sure that i am a fan of New Testament Bibles...

I was handed a New Testament Bible at the conference last week and it brought back bad memories of a problem i ran into from speaking at the summer camp this year.

I was trying to teach the teenagers how to read through the Bible, but a few of the churces only had New Testament Bibles to give to their teens...
"You mean i can't tell the teens to turn to Genesis?!"

I mean, just like i am a fan of someone reading one verse rather than zero verses, i am a fan of giving out a New Testament over no Bible and it probably costs a little bit less, but doesn't this kind of go against the idea that the Old AND New Testament are the Word of God.

It almost seems like New Testament Bibles are saying, "Here is the New Testament which is the Word of God and if you really are more interested we can get you an Old Testament which used to be the Word of God..."  Is it right to prioritize the New and Old Testament this way?

I don't know, i could get in trouble with this post, i just found it quite odd when i really thought about it. Why would someone only give an interested person only the New Testament when they believe that the whole Bible is the Word of God and necessary for a person to know God's intent for their life?

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