What are the different between the Old Testament and New Testament?

A simple explanation is that each represents parts I & II of the Book of Love - Bible - explaining God's ever expanding Plan for the Salvation of all mankind. The Old Testament showed how a Congregation of Israel (Church) without the Holy Spirit of God could not and did not follow God's Law. The testament pointed to a need for a Savior for all mankind and a Helper - God's Holy Spirit to be given again to man since the choice in the Garden for all to make their choice.

If you had lived 2000 years ago and had asked the Apostle Peter, Paul or John about the 'Old Testament' or the 'New Testament,' they would have had no idea what you were talking about. These terms were coined by men long after the books of the Bible were written. The 1st use of the term 'New Testament' for the Greek Scriptures is not found until a century or more after the death of the Apostles.

Some people today assume that the Old Testament with a God of wrath, as old or obsolete needing to be replaced by the New Testament with a God of love. This is totally a wrong conclusion as Christ taught we are to live by every word of God and quoted many times from the OT Scriptures (only Scripture around at His time).

Some Bible translations do have a few places where they use the designations 'Old Testament and New Testament' However, the word translated testament is also the word for 'covenant' both Old and New and is a better translation.

Considering that the Bible has 773,000 words and nearly 80% of them are written in the Hebrew Scriptures, it would be illogical to disregard this history of God's revelation, His revealed way of life, future prophecy and the promises He made to all mankind.

A simple explanation is that each represents parts I & II of the Book of Love - Bible - explaining God's ever expanding Plan for the Salvation of all mankind. The Old Testament showed how a Congregation of Israel (Church) without the Holy Spirit of God could not and did not follow God's Law. The testament pointed to a need for a Savior for all mankind and a Helper - God's Holy Spirit to be given again to man since the choice in the Garden for all to make their choice.

If you had lived 2000 years ago and had asked the Apostle Peter, Paul or John about the 'Old Testament' or the 'New Testament,' they would have had no idea what you were talking about. These terms were coined by men long after the books of the Bible were written. The 1st use of the term 'New Testament' for the Greek Scriptures is not found until a century or more after the death of the Apostles.

Some people today assume that the Old Testament with a God of wrath, as old or obsolete needing to be replaced by the New Testament with a God of love. This is totally a wrong conclusion as Christ taught we are to live by every word of God and quoted many times from the OT Scriptures (only Scripture around at His time).

Some Bible translations do have a few places where they use the designations 'Old Testament and New Testament' However, the word translated testament is also the word for 'covenant' both Old and New and is a better translation.

Considering that the Bible has 773,000 words and nearly 80% of them are written in the Hebrew Scriptures, it would be illogical to disregard this history of God's revelation, His revealed way of life, future prophecy and the promises He made to all mankind.