December 1, 2008

Why is the Old Testament shut out of church?

Old Testament commentator Ralph Davis has a challenging article on why much of the OT is avoided in preaching and study. He gives five reasons:
  1. Scholarly Barrenness
  2. Evangelical Sloppiness
  3. Superficial Assumptions
  4. Hermeneutical Intimidation
  5. Spiritual Deficiency
"Maybe our problem is a spiritual one--maybe we are not salivating for the triune God as we read our Bibles. Maybe we're focused on sermons rather than worship.  If once you have found God fascinating...that goes a long way towards curing the 'problem' of the OT."

It's worth the 5 minute read: Read it here

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