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  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
. . .  John 3:16  . . .

The Lord Jesus Christís View of Scripture

By John A. Kohler III

Sent By Rob Winograd

August 8, 2008

1.  The Lord Jesus Christ believed in the Genesis account of creation

       Matthew 19:4-6 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he  which made them at the beginning made them male and female,  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

       Mark 10:6-8 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

2.  The Lord Jesus Christ believed in the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch

       Matthew 8:4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

       John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

        John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?

3.  The Lord Jesus Christ believed in the historicity and universality of the Nohaic Flood

       Matthew 24:37-39 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

4.  The Lord Jesus Christ believed in the historicity of Abraham

        John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

5.  The Lord Jesus Christ believed in the historicity of Sodom and Gomorrah

          Matthew 10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

          Matthew 11:23-24 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.  But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

6.  The Lord Jesus Christ believed Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt

       Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.

7.  The Lord Jesus Christ believed God gave manna from heaven to Israel

       John 6:31-32 John 6:31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

       John 6:49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

       John 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

8.  The Lord Jesus Christ believed in the Davidic authorship of the Psalms

       Matthew 22:43-44 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,  The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

9.  The Lord Jesus Christ believed in the historicity of Jonah and the whale

       Matthew 12:39-41 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:  For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

10.   The Lord Jesus Christ believed in the Danielic authorship of Daniel

       Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

11.   The Lord Jesus Christ believed in the unity of the book of Isaiah

       Matthew 13:14-15 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:   For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

       Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

       John 12:38-41 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?  Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,  He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.  These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

12.   The Lord Jesus Christ believed the Jews had a history of rejecting God's Word

       Luke 11:47-51 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.  Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.  Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:  That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;  From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

13.   The Lord Jesus Christ accepted the Old Testament Jewish canon, but rejected the Apocrypha

       Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

14.  The Lord Jesus Christ scolded the Sadducees for their ignorance of Scripture

       Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

15.   The Lord Jesus Christ taught that every word of Scripture proceeded from God

       Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

16.  The Lord Jesus Christ taught the doctrine of the preservation of Scripture

       Matthew 5:17-18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

       Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

       Luke 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

17.  The Lord Jesus Christ taught that the Old Testament Scriptures pointed to Him

       Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

       Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

18.   The Lord Jesus Christ taught that man will be judged by God's Word

       John 12:47-48 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.  He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

19.   The Lord Jesus Christ taught the absolute authority of Scripture

       John 10:34-36 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?  If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;  Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

20.  The Lord Jesus Christ pre-authenticated the New Testament writings as Scripture.

       John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

       John 16:12-13 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

21.   The Lord Jesus Christ He never corrected or criticized Scripture, even though He did not possess the original autographs.

       John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

22.   The Lord Jesus Christ He never involved Himself in higher or lower criticism or attempted to recover the original autographs.

23.  The Lord Jesus Christ He either knew Scripture was the Word of God and said it was, did not know if Scripture was the Word of God or not and said it was, or knew Scripture was the not Word of God and said it was anyway. The first opinion is the whole truth of matter.

 

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