Some Bible scholars say that the Old Testament conceals the New Testament that then reveals the Old Testament.
How many books are in the new testament
Out of 66 books that make up the entire Holy Bible, 27 are of the New Testament.
The 27 books can be classified according to authorship, target group and time in history in the Christian calendar.
The first four books of the New Testament are called ‘Gospels’ and are named after their writers who lived with Jesus. These books give details on the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The life of Jesus is often declared as the Good News to the world. Good News because Jesus Christ suits every situation a person can ever experience.
Throughout His life, Jesus revealed who God is, how He thinks, His desires and His plan for mankind. Jesus summarily revealed that God’s purpose for sending Him on earth was for winning souls for God.
The book of ‘Acts’, which detail acts of the Apostles and other interesting stories in the history of Christianity, follows and outline relevant details on how the churches fared in the times after Jesus had left this world.
This book was written by Luke who also wrote the Gospel of Luke.
Bible scholars are not sure who authors the book of Hebrews but it is believed to be written by Paul. Thus the book of Hebrews is called a general epistle. This epistle goes deep and gives details about the requirement of holiness.
Four different known writers added books to the Bible; one by James, two by Peter, three by John and one by Jude.
The last book of the New Testament, as well as the last for the entire Bible, is the book of Revelation. Just as God had spoken to Paul through a revelation at the time Paul converted, God did the same by giving John a revelation which was then recorded in this book.
List of Books of the New Testament
What is the difference between the Old and New Testaments? Books of the New Testament are good enough to lead a person into God’s eternal life. This is because the entire plan for God to save souls applies today as recorded in these 27 books.
This is not to say that the Old Testament is not relevant but the New Testament is central to the completion of God’s plan for mankind.