Apostle John (left obviously) tries to explain to Marcion why he shouldn't have slept through his OT Survey class (J. Pierpoint Morgan Library MS 748, folio 150 verso)
We have successfully started week 2 of teaching in Haiti. The
diploma level students are taking OT Survey and the post-bachelor
students are taking Hermeneutics (which is the reverse of week 1 where
diploma level took Hermeneutics and the post-bachelor took OT Survey).
as an introduction to the class, I asked the students why churches did
not preach from the Old Testament more. They gave a variety of answers,
one of which was "We have the New Testament, so we don't need the Old
After the class discussion, I ran through my spiel for how the OT has been misunderstood and why the OT is necessary.
We looked at a lot of New Testament biblical passages; how they used the OT and what they said about it. As we finished up that
section of the class a student raised their hand with a question, "We
have the Old Testament, so why do we need the New Testament?"
Take that Marcion