The divisions of Old Testament and New Testament within our Bibles are incorrect:
- The “Old Testament” is referred to by Paul in 2 Cor 3:13-15 and is a reference to Moses and the Law.
- The “New Testament” is the “New Covenant,” prophesied by Ezekiel and Jeremiah, and was inaugurated by Christ at the end of His earthly ministry. (Mt 26:28, Heb 9:15-17)
- Since the “Old Testament” (Old Covenant) is the giving of the Law, that could not begin until the covenant of the Law actually was delivered in Exodus 19:5.
- Since the “New Testament” (New Covenant) could not take effect without the death of the testator, placing a label of “New Testament” before Matthew 1:1, before Christ died on the Cross, is an error and is misleading.
- Mt, Mk, Lk, and Jn are doctrinally Old Testament books.
- The Church did not start in Acts 2 (Pentecost), but in Acts 9 with Saul of Tarsus receiving the revelation of the mystery, which the Lord Jesus Christ delivered to him:
- 1 Tim 1:16, 1 Cor 15:3, Eph 3:2, Col 1:25-26, 1 Cor 9:17, Gal 1:11-12, Phil 4:15, Rom 15:16, Acts 9:15, Rom 11:13
- Compare Acts 2 with Acts 5:30-31, Acts 10:28, Acts 11:1-2, Acts 18-19
- See Rom 11:11, Rom 11:25, Rom 16:25-26
- Thus there are three major divisions that publishers should use within our Bibles, not two:
- OT – Old Testament
- NT – New Testament
- MT – Mystery Truth
- You will, however, be hard-pressed to find any denomination, along with the overwhelming number of churches in America, preaching Christ “according to the revelation of the mystery” (Rom 16:25-26).
- In actuality, there are four major divisions within our Bibles:
- No Testament – Gen 1:1 to Ex 19:4
- Old Testament – Ex 19:5 – Acts 8:40
- No Testament – Acts 9:1 – Philemon 1:25
- New Testament – Heb 1:1 – Rev 22:21