The New Testament is saturated with the Old. That is, the inspired writers of the New Testament quoted the inspired writers of the Old as a source of authority. Jesus Himself said, ‚ÄúIt is written‚ÄĚ
(Matthew 4:4), meaning, ‚ÄúIt is written in the Old Testament;‚ÄĚ and He said that ‚Äú ‚Äėthe Scriptures must be fulfilled‚Äô ‚ÄĚ (Mark 14:49, NKJV)‚ÄĒ meaning the Scriptures of the Old Testament. And when Jesus met two disciples on the road to Emmaus, instead of doing a miracle to show them who He was, ‚Äúbeginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself ‚ÄĚ (Luke 24:27, NKJV).
Whether direct Old Testament quotations, or allusions, or references to stories or prophecies, the New Testament writers constantly used the Old Testament to buttress, even justify, their claims.
And among the books often quoted or referred to was Deuteronomy (along with Psalms and Isaiah). Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, Galatians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Hebrews, the pastoral epistles, and Revelation all go back to Deuteronomy.
Panel: Lorraine McDonald, Beverley Brown, Clive Ferguson, Mark Larman
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Aired: Saturday 18 December 2021 9am-11am