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.

Noshic's picture

What do you think of the

What do you think of the tendency of some Christians/ churches to pull out isolated verses from the Old Testament to claim 'promises' from God - esp of prosperity, physical well-being etc?

I have a problem with such interpretation. It's true that God frequently blessed those who obeyed Him in OT times in a temporal fashion - often saving them from their enemies, blessing them with riches. But after the coming of Christ, as the fullness of the Gospel is revealed, the believer is not to seek treasures on this earth, but treasure in heaven. He must persevere in the midst of affliction from which there may not be any temporal or visible relief.

In a sense, a faith that requires one to bear his cross daily is much more difficult, but God gives His Holy Spirit to help His children have faith even in the midst of adversity...Such, I think, is the NT faith..

It's the soft-pedalling of 'faith' (faith sans obedience)in a lot of the churches today, and a misleading prosperity gospel in others, that's contributed to the failure of chuches (another thread).