The theme of God’s promise to give humanity a new heart is not picked up directly in the New Testament. As I learned in seminary, the New Testament was written in response to two basic questions: Who is Jesus Christ, and what are His benefits? Who is this guy, and why should it be important to know Him? Needless to say, the debate still continues regarding the answer to these two questions. And in the end, we have to answer these questions on our own, rather than merely accepting what others have claimed.