One of the problems with how a lot of Christians today think about the Bible is that they believe they can just write off the Old Testament. Some preachers will even say you can ignore the Old Testament and just read the New Testament. Considering how hard it is to get people to read the Bible, I understand why they say this. But it is terrible advice if that is what you are seeking to achieve. Most of the best stories are in the Old Testament. The New Testament is great and filled with wonderful events of course. But reading the Old Testament is like having a window into an ancient world so alien to our own modern times, yet relatable to our own world in so many ways.
Tales of wars, and conquests, defeats and victories, love and betrayal, slaying of dragons and the shaking of nations, scorned lovers and licentious affairs, and faithfully devoted wives and husbands, the rise and fall of kingdoms and dynasties, heroes and villains and heroes turned villains and villains turned heroes. The Old Testament is far more interesting than most people realise and it presents its message in a way that at times causes some Christians to blush. If the Old Testament was a T.V. show most Christians wouldn’t watch it, but almost everyone else would. Rejecting the Old Testament is like cutting the handle off the sword of the God. Ridiculous foolishness.