I think I understand what you are saying. In one sense, the old is no longer needed because we have Jesus. But don't forget what Acts 17 says:they didn,t need the old testament,they were 1st hand witnesses.and believe me the fire would have been in there hearts with knowing Christ is reserected.
Amen and amen . If we did not have the old , we would not have prophesies fullfilled . because like revlynn said .... things were told in the old as a for runner for the New. .... Jesus quoted scripture from the Old.Without the Old Testament, the New has no foundation. The Old tells about creation, the original state of man, the creation and fall of satan, the entry of sin into the world (and thus the need for a Savior), God's desire to have a people for Himself and the character of God as revealed through the Law. The New Testament simply assumes all these, and builds upon them.
Take away the Old Testament, and you have no explanation of how the world came to be (leaving people free to believe in evlolution), no explanation of satan (leaving people free to think he is "equal but opposite" to God), no explanation of sin (so maybe we're really all good people underneath) no explanation of why we need a Savior (to save us from what?) God did not need to re-iterate these things, because they were already revealed in the Old Testament, but if you take away the OT, many things in the NT don't make sense. That's why the NT writers frequently refer back to the OT to explain and support their teachings.
Smelly, what are you talking about? The OT never calls God bad ... in fact His goodness is a theme that runs right through the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. On the whole, the OT places more emphasis on God's judgment, and the New Testament more on His grace, but His grace is also seen in the OT and His judgment in the New. And His judgment isn't bad, it is part of His holiness. Both judgment and grace are part of His character, and to remove either is to leave Him as less than the God of the Bible.then you call Christ a liar.he says only God is truely good.God never changes.if you call him good and bad that is a lie.