should remember that Jesus dealt with a Bible while He was here
on earth. Such (though it was only the Old Testament) was in existence.
Have we stopped to see how He reacted to it? One can be sure that
His reaction was altogether proper. His attitude was always right.
Note some things He considered relative to the Bible.
means you could depend on it. Notice Matthew 4:4, 7 and 10. Three
times His answer was, "It is written."
whom was He speaking? No less than Satan. Wouldn't you want the
most reliable weapon if you were going to confront this enemy?
a weapon, He would rely upon "It is
written." Remember that Saul wanted to give David
the best armor available, his own.
In the book
of John, Jesus is set forth as divine and no less than 7 witnesses
are to testify in His behalf:
- Holy Spirit
- John the
- The works
of Jesus (5:36).
- The Father
- The Scriptures
This puts the
Bible in good company. As a witness, the Bible is most reliable.
Would John and Jesus use an error-filled witness?
many times did Jesus ask of their reading? "Have
you not read?" "How readest thou?" (Matthew
12:3, 5; 19:4; 41:16, 42; 22:31; Luke 10:26).
if it could not be understood, why read? If it had no power because
it was a dead letter, why read?
attitude was that the Words of God should be read; read so as to
it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples,
that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.
And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he
sent two of his disciples and said to Him, "Are You the Coming
One, or do we look for another?
his question He gave a Bible answer (Isaiah 35:4-6). That should
satisfy. If it would not, why would it not?
Luke 24:25-48, Jesus ... expounded
to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself
that they might comprehend the Scriptures ... regarding
His resurrection from the dead.
IS TO REMAIN
and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot
or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
one can ask honestly or hopefully to be delivered from temptation,
unless he has himself honestly and firmly determined to do the best
he can to keep out of it.
would like to thank the congregation
for all your cards, prayers and expressions of sympathy.
you and God bless.
Johnston & Jamie Haines
Sunday, March 31st., is our Fifth Sunday Contribution.
This contribution will be placed into the Building Fund.