There is a difference between the Old and the New Testaments.  More than the size of the books, or the print on a page.  They are two different covenants, one was wrote on stone and in scrolls, the other, yes in a book, and yet more than a book.  The New Covenant is to be wrote in the heart!  Otherwise, the Book could be no more than a good luck charm.

The prophets of old spoke of this New Covenant; Jer 31:33 “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

The Apostle Paul writing the New Testament explained it; 2 Cor 3:3 “Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.”


QUOTE – “Now, not to know the Bible is Life, although it’s wonderful to know the Bible. But did you know Satan was a Bible student? He proved it in the debate with our Lord. He was good. And to know the Bible is not Life. To know your catechism is not Life. To know your theology is not Life. But to know Him is Life; know the Author of this Book is Life. So it’s good that He has did it that way, because a person like me, who is an illiterate… I’m glad I have the privilege of knowing Him. And now, as we read His Book, and only He alone can reveal it, open it.” – William Branham (The Infallible Proof of the Resurrection)


There is no other Book of redemption but the Bible – it is a New Covenant to the Believer and what we read from it must be wrote in the heart by the Holy Spirit, so as to personally know the Author.  There will be no dust on the Bible if it is wrote in your heart!

The following is a clip from a sermon where this was explained.  Pastor Bill Ivy – Living Word Tabernacle. Campbell Missouri (Gibson Community).

There is a huge difference between the Old and New Testaments.  More than pages of white wrote with red and black ink.  Preached July 28, 2019 at Living Word Tabernacle.  visit us at

Preached at Living Word Tabernacle, Gibson Missouri