J. David Stark
Assistant Professor and Director
Faulkner University Online
Christian theological engagement with Israels Scriptures has had a checkered history. A neglected factor in many contemporary discussions of this engagement, however, is the rule of faith, which shapes the standpoint from which the church engages Israels Scriptures. Within this rule, the church has received a tradition of maintaining two testaments in one body of sacred Scripture. This one body stands in its fullest relief in light of the rule of the Messiah toward whom the whole of both testaments tend.