I believe that the Bible, Old and New Testament is the Word of God! Powerful and Decerning
But the Bible is not the Gospel, but the Bible, Old and New Testament does contain the Gospel.
In the Old Testament both in the Law and the Prophets Jesus Christ and the Message of the Gospel is both Proclaimed and Predicted!
“Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” [KJV] See: (Luke 24: 44)
“But now the righteousness of God without the law (the Gospel) is manifested, being witnessed by the LAW and the PROPHETS” [KJV]
In the Old Testament the revelation of Jesus and the Message of the Gospel is hidden and only revealed in Portions of truth!
“In many separate revelations each of which set forth a portion of the Truth (the Gospel) and in different ways God spoke of old to our forefathers in and by the prophets”
But in the New Testament, Jesus and the Gospel is clearly revealed! Both in the FOUR GOSPELS and in the writings of Paul, Peter, John, James and the rest of the New Testament writers.
“2. But in the last of these days He has spoken to us in the person of a Son,…” 3. “…He is the SOLE expression of the glory of God the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine, and He is the PERFECT imprint and very image of God’s nature,…” See: (John 1: 18) [Amp]
Def: “Sole” means “Only and Unique”
Def: “Perfect” means “Nothing missing, Nothing lacking, & Nothing with-held!
No part of the Bible, Old or New Testament can ever be deemed as Irrelevant, Unnecessary, or Unimportant to the preaching of Jesus Christ and the Gospel of Grace and Peace!
The “Gospel” weather revealed in the Old or the New Testament, is the Good News Message of the Finished Work of the Cross of Jesus Christ, for all Men, for all time, because of the Grace, Mercy, Goodness and Love of God! And is is the Power of God unto Salvation to ANYONE WHO BELIEVES!!!!
– Arthur Meintjes