What is the different between, The faith befor Christ and the faith after Christ.

Dedesmond's picture

The faith of the world befor Christ. 1. people was communicating to God through prophet.
2. Ignorant was the major encumbrance in the world them,The book of Hosea 4:6. Says. MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROY FOR THE LACK OF KNOWLADGE... Them Jeremiah 3:13. HAPPY IS THE MAN THAT GETTETH WISDOM, AND THE MAN THAT GETTETH UNDERSTANDING.
3. The Urge, impel and the eagerness to see the messiah, who will bring Everlasting Peace to the world (Isaiah.9:6).And redeem the world.......

While the faith After Christ.
1.With pure heart, you can communicate to God through Jesus Christ. ' I AM THE WAY THE TRUT AND THE LIGHT, NO ONE COME TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.
2. The death of Jesus Christ brought salvation to man, And to redeem man from all sin.
3. The understanding of God is clearly defined through Christ.The problem now is not fully ignorance but doctrine.
Peace be to you all.

valerie245's picture

OT Faith v NT Faith

I agree with you that it took faith to believe in God in the OT, and an ability to believe what the prophets told the people as well.
However, there was still a lot of "works" based behavior and traditions.
Much of the works behavior came from God's instructions Himself, such as asking for specific sacrifices, building the ark, raising a temple, etc. God made the rules about who could and could not go into the Holy of Holies and what was required to do so.
The traditions & religious ceremonies were passed on from generations before.
I didn't pay much attention to the OT for many years, but I began reading Psalms and it was so amazing. Then, I went to another book in the OT, and so on. I believe what God has laid out for us in the OT, is a real "life guide book" made up of real people with real issues, (we still face those issues today).
There is rape, murder, infidelity, rage, jealousy, betrayal, love and on and on. Those real life events, continue to serve to demonstrate to us today how we can deal with tough issues, and how God helped those who went through them.
NT faith is based of course on the belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but also asking Him to come and live inside of us - to take up residence there, and yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit that He has placed in us as a seal of ownership. We now, are called to yield to the Holy Spirit within us and the guidance of the LOrd Jesus Christ for the solutions to our issues, for strength, love, etc. He is our "source" for complete living.
God bless, Nancy

Nancy K.