To keep it [the Old Testament] after the nineteenth century as a canonical document within Protestantism results from a religious and ecclesiastical paralysis.
By this step we abandon the Christian confession - the confession that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ. ... For Christianity means precisely the confession that Jesus is Christ in the sense in which the Old Testament defines Israel's messiah. The New Testament understands it in this way. ... With complete consistency the early church took over Israel's scripture.