This post by Royce reminded me of a few questions... https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2556 I am reading the Bible, but I'm no where near the N.T. yet (up to the 6th book so far). Can someone spoil the suspense and tell me how much does the N.T. refer back to the O.T.? And why do so many Christians (who should draw from the N.T., I would think) focus so much on the O.T. (which pertains more to Jewish tradition)? I often engage in the Creation-Evolution debate and I'm still a little surprised to see how much a Christian (yeah, I know...only certain Christians) can focus on what amounts to the first two pages of the O.T. Does Jesus refer back to Genesis in his teachings? I have heard (but not yet read) that he refers back to some parts of the O.T. Of course the Bible is an edited compilation of works and it's not clear to me how much they connect and how much the N.T. relies on the O.T. as background support (other than the obvious descriptions of God-the-Father's nature).