I've just had this thought and so I pray it's not too vague. " Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works. We have to ask ourselves, is this just the scripture in the new testament or both the new and the old? Often when we read the words of Jesus and he is speaking to someone, we take it, that through this teaching he is talking to us all, and the lesson he is teaching is part of a gospel that is to be preached throughout the world. So I could take it, that when he explains rebirth to Nicodemus he is also explaining it to me, 'personally'. If this applies to the teachings of Jesus, shouldn't it also apply to the teachings of his Father, or do the teachings of the living God, cease to apply at his Son's death? I am told by many 'learned' Christians, that I should adhere to the teachings of Jesus, when he tells us to walk the extra mile and turn the other cheek etc. But I'm to ignore the living God when he calls me to tithe. Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Now the Lord tells me to tithe and test him, My brothers tell me that since the death of Jesus, the words of the Father are irrelevant. Who do you think I should listen to? My brothers who can do nothing to me, or the living God? Matthew 10:28. Don't be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who can destroy both body and soul in hell.