An interview with Old Testament scholar Alec Motyer:
What are Christians missing by not reading the Old Testament?
Motyer – The death of the Lord Jesus as understood in Old Testament categories. We don’t understand the cross unless we understand the Old Testament category of sacrifice and the shedding of blood. Likewise, the New Testament doesn’t have as strong a stated doctrine of creation. It leans on the Old Testament to reveal the nature of man and the nature of God as creator.
Read the rest of the interview here.