Without the Old Testament you do not get the right Jesus.
Because only in the Christian sources do we have any detailed account of the life and teachings of Jesus and the general character of the early Christian movement, we need to center our attention on them. Biblical scholar Mark Hamilton discusses the history of these ancient texts and their significance for early Christians and their Jewish contemporaries. The idea of election is fundamental for an understanding of the Old Testament and indeed for the whole Bible. Blessed is the man who is saved without works and whose transgressions are not held against him. And there is no law if there is no God. God has done to save the Israelites from themselves.