THE TRUTH IS — Rom. 15:4 – “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Again, no opinions, but just and only that of this precise context – expository. Notice the word “things” is in the plural. This would cover Genesis to Malachi, Creation, History and Prophecy pointing us to the N.T. Church Age. 39 books of O.T. and if we multiply the 3 time 9 we get 27, the number of N.T. Books. So the PRINCIPLES is found in the O.T and their “literal reality” is found in the N.T.