Should we regard the Old Testament and the New Testament as continuous, or discontinuous, with one another? The standard evangelical approach is to regard the relationship between the two as that between bud and flower, source and stream, promise and fulfilment.
But many are troubled by the moral teaching and actions recorded in the Old Testament, and ask how this can be reconciled with the teaching and actions of Jesus.
Taking the difficult matter of the destruction of the Canaanites as his starting point, Peter Enns looks at Matthew’s Gospel, asking, ‘What would Jesus do?’
Jesus taught that we should ‘love our enemies’ (Mt 5:43-48).…