There are things in the New Testament just as hard to believe as many things in the Old Testament, and on your principle you should reject much of the New Testament itself. Yet let us act on your admission that you do accept the New Testament. Christ and the Apostles had the same Old Testament as we have today. They treat it always as the inspired Word of God in its totality. Christ, the Son of God, would have been the first to declare that it was a fraudulent invention claiming to be the Word of God as people believed, if it were not really the Word of God. Instead, Christ quoted it, giving it full authority. “Do not think that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill … not one jot or one tittle shall pass of the law, till all be fulfilled.”-Matt. V., 17. In Luke XXIV., 27, we read, “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things that were concerning him.” Yet you, beginning at Moses, would reject all the scriptures Christ sanctioned! In John V., 39, Christ says, “Search the scriptures for you think in them to have life everlasting; and the same are they which give testimony of me.” But Christ did not add, “Yet whilst searching the scriptures, watch out for the parts not inspired!” Not to believe in the Old Testament gives the lie direct to the New Testament; insults the wisdom of God and of Christ; and makes shipwreck of the faith.
Radio Replies Volume 1 by Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble MSC and Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty