Now that the Old Testament is completed by the New Testament, what’s coming next?

For Christians, the completion of the Old Testament by the New Testament represents a major milestone in the history of the faith. The New Testament offers a deeper understanding of God's plan for humanity, and provides a framework for understanding the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

But now that the Old and New Testaments have been completed, many Christians wonder what is coming next. While the Bible is considered a complete and authoritative text, there are still many questions and challenges facing the church today that require ongoing reflection and discussion.

One area of focus for many Christians is the ongoing interpretation of the Bible, and the ways in which the text can be applied to contemporary issues and challenges. While the Bible provides a rich and complex framework for understanding the world, it is often open to multiple interpretations and can be subject to debate and disagreement.

Another area of focus is the continued development of Christian theology and doctrine. While the basic tenets of the faith are well-established, there is always room for further exploration and reflection on what it means to be a Christian, and what our responsibilities are to ourselves, our communities, and the world at large.

Finally, many Christians are focused on the ongoing work of building a just and compassionate world, in line with the values and teachings of the Bible. This might involve working to reduce poverty and inequality, advocating for social justice and human rights, or caring for the environment and other living beings.

Ultimately, while the completion of the Old and New Testaments represents a significant milestone in the history of Christianity, it is by no means the end of the story. As Christians, we are called to continue exploring and reflecting on the teachings of the Bible, and to work to build a world that reflects the love, compassion, and justice that we see in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

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Jamie Larson