I would like to emphasize that this is just for the sake of discussion.
I take the position of a Christian who believes that to be a Christian, the most basic requirement will be to believe that everything Jeus Christ - and his Apostles, whom He personally appointed, and taught, to continue His work - revealed, said and instructed are true. By everything, it means all!
Jesus Christ had stated, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life."
Jesus is also The Word.
And as a Christian, it is my duty to try to preserve and spread what Christ - and His Apostles - had preached and taught.
Therefore, it is imperative to know and try to understand the Bible - which is the Word of God - which was also referred to by Christ. That includes the Old Testament.
For how can a Christian know what is the foundation and root of his faith - like the seed in Jesus' parable, surely for something to take root solidly, it ought to be anchored on fertile soil - if he do not know what some of Jesus' preachings is all about?
This topic is dedicated to all Christians.
Edited by betsy, 15 August 2011 - 04:05 AM.