old covenant vs. new covenant
When discussing the bible with my Christian friends I’ve started to find the discussions always ending the same way. I’ll talk about how the bible talks about stoning your neighbor if he works on Saturday, or how its ok to beat the shit out of your slaves because they belong to you, and then they break out the old covenant new covenant crap.
Supposedly Jesus dying on the cross means there is a new set of rules. Although none of my friends can tell me where this is in the bible.My question to theist (mainly Christian theist, but anyone can chime in) is where did the idea of the old vs. new covenant come from in the bible. If the Old Testament doesn’t apply anymore, then why bother having it at all? Didn’t Jesus say that he was there to fulfill the law, not to do away with it?