Personally speaking I've questioned whether "The Christian Bible" should include both the old testament with the new. Christianity began with Christ, who claimed to make all things anew.
The old testaments speak of a God that is demanding, vengeful, requires sacrifice, speaks of punishment by death and wars. The new testaments speak of an all forgiving God. One that is in total opposition to the other. How can you have one that is so diametrically opposed to the other and speak of the same God?
Therefore how does it make sense for Christianity to include both when one predates the other and is in total opposition?
The God of the new testament is all forgiving and loving of his children
Let's hope all that old testament nonsense is just that. As for me, I'd rather choose to believe in the latter.
What say you?