Dr Alec Passmore, PWMI President
Essential reading: Genesis chapters twenty two and twenty four.
It has been said that the New Testament is CONTAINED in the Old Testament and the Old Testament is EXPLAINED in the New. The New Testament is CONCEALED in the Old, and the Old Testament is REVEALED in the New. The Old Testament ANTICIPATES the New Testament and the New Testament AUTHENTICATES the Old. Also, in the Old Testament, the New Testament LIES HIDDEN, but in the New Testament the Old Testament LIES OPEN. It is further often stated that The Old Testament PREDICTS a person, the New Testament PRESENTS that person. There is much in the Old Testament which is not in the New. Expansive descriptions of the millennial kingdom are found in the Major Prophets, along with Israel's glorious future restoration and Daniel's “seventy weeks” prophecy, giving the chronology of the Last Things.
Christ is in all the scriptures from Genesis chapter one and verse one to the closing words of Revelation! Often People and events in the Old Testament clearly foreshadow the Lord Jesus and His purposes in redemption. Often, seemingly ordinary recorded events, are clear predictions or “fore gleams” of the glorious person and work of Christ. Bible Students call these instances “types” or “shadows” pointing forward and providing historical proof of the divine unity of God's Word the Bible. In this study, we trace events in the life of one of the most endearing persons in the Hebrew Narrative whose name is ISAAC. His name in the Hebrew tongue means "laughter", which we will explain here shortly. It should come as no surprise to us that the divine Son of God should be found in type and picture all through the Old Testament for He Himself said, "Search the scriptures (the Old Testament) for in them you think you have eternal life, AND THESE ARE THEY WHICH TESTIFY OF ME" (John 5:39).
SIX EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF ISAAC WHICH POINT TO CHRIST.