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Mt 22:29 But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.

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A High View Of Scripture

In a letter to Jerome, the translator of the Latin Vulgate, Augustine said, “I have learned to hold the Scriptures alone inerrant.” And in his “Preface to the Treatise on the Trinity” he warned, “Do not follow my writings as Holy Scripture. When you find in Holy Scripture anything that you did not believe before, believe it without doubt; but in my writings, you should hold nothing for certain.” He wrote: “I believe most firmly that no one of those authors has erred in any respect in writing”

“We must make a great difference between God’s Word and the word of man. A man’s word is a little sound, that flies into the air, and soon vanishes; but the Word of God is greater than heaven and earth, yea, greater than death and hell, for it forms part of the power of God, and endures everlastingly”

The fact that the Christians of an earlier day thought along these lines is not an accident of history or, still less, a product of wishful thinking. Christians of an earlier century had a high view of the Bible because the Bible has a high view of itself. Or, to put it in other language, Christians regarded the Bible as the infallible Word of God because the Lord Jesus Christ himself so regarded it.

Dictionary of Bible Themes 2333 Jesus Christ, attitude to OT

Jesus Christ, attitude to OT

Jesus Christ’s teaching was based largely on the OT, which he treated as God’s inspired and authoritative word, but which he had the authority to interpret.

Jesus Christ recognises the OT as Scripture

Jesus Christ calls the OT “Scripture” Jn 10:35 See also Mk 12:10,24 pp Mt 22:29; Lk 4:21; Jn 5:39; 7:38; 13:18

Jesus Christ underlines the authority of the OT

Jn 5:46-47

The OT is authoritative over Jesus Christ’s opponents Mt 23:23 See also Mt 5:19-20; 23:2-3; Mk 2:24-27 pp Mt 12:2-6 pp Lk 6:2-4

The OT is authoritative over Satan Mt 4:4 pp Lk 4:4 See also Dt 8:3; Mt 4:7 pp Lk 4:12; Dt 6:16; Mt 4:10 pp Lk 4:8; Dt 6:13

Jesus Christ regards the OT as being fulfilled in himself

Jesus Christ regards his ministry as fulfilling the OT Mt 5:17-18 See also Mt 11:4-6 pp Lk 7:22-23; Mt 26:56 pp Mk 14:49; Lk 4:17-21; Isa 61:1-2; Jn 15:25; Ps 35:19; 69:4

Jesus Christ regards his death as fulfilling OT prophecy Lk 18:31-32 See also Mt 12:39-40; 26:28 pp Lk 22:20; Mt 26:31 pp Mk 14:27; Zec 13:7

Other aspects of the OT fulfilled or affirmed by Jesus Christ Mt 7:12; 11:10 pp Lk 7:27; Mal 3:1; Mt 13:14-15 pp Mk 4:12 pp Lk 8:10; Isa 6:9-10; Mt 17:11-12 pp Mk 9:12-13; Mal 4:5; Mt 24:15 pp Mk 13:14 pp Lk 21:20; Da 9:27; 11:31; 12:11

Jesus Christ confirms the OT teaching about judgment

Mt 12:41-42 pp Lk 11:30-32 See also Mt 11:23 pp Lk 10:12-15

Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching

Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about the Sabbath Mk 2:25-28 pp Mt 12:3-8 pp Lk 6:3-5

Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about religious practices Mt 9:13; Hos 6:6; Mt 15:7-8 pp Mk 7:6-7; Isa 29:13

Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about purity Mk 7:18-19 pp Mt 15:17

Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about family life Mt 5:31-32; 15:4-6 pp Mk 7:10-13; Ex 20:12; Dt 5:16; Ex 21:17; Lev 20:9; Mt 19:1-9 pp Mk 10:2-9

Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about retaliation Mt 5:38-42

Jesus Christ refers to the OT in his teaching

Mt 19:18 pp Mk 10:19 pp Lk 18:20; Ex 20:12-16; Dt 5:16-20; Mt 22:31-32 pp Mk 12:26-27 pp Lk 20:37-38; Ex 3:6; Mt 24:37-39 pp Lk 17:26-27

Jesus Christ uses the language of the OT

Mt 27:46 pp Mk 15:34; Ps 22:1; Mk 4:29; Joel 3:13; Mk 8:18; Isa 6:10; Mk 9:48; Isa 66:24

Jesus Christ appeals to the OT in its entirety

Lk 11:50-51 The murders of Abel and Zechariah occur in the first (Ge 4:8) and last (2Ch 24:21) books of the Hebrew OT (Chronicles comes at the close of the OT according to the Hebrew arrangement). See also Lk 24:27,44 The Law, the Prophets and the Psalms are the three divisions of the Hebrew OT.

Jesus Christ treats the OT as a true historical record

The patriarchs: Mt 8:11; Jn 8:56,58

Moses: Mt 8:4 pp Mk 1:44 pp Lk 5:14; Mt 19:8 pp Mk 10:5

Mt 6:29 pp Lk 12:27 Solomon

The prophets: Mt 5:12 pp Lk 6:23; Lk 4:25-27; Jn 6:45

Jesus affirmation of scripture Jesus Christ, attitude to OT
Jesus Christ’s teaching was based largely on the OT, which he treated as God’s inspired and authoritative word, but which he had the authority to interpret.
Jesus Christ’s teaching was based largely on the OT, which he treated as God’s inspired and authoritative word, but which he had the authority to interpret.
Jesus Christ recognizes the OT as Scripture
Jesus Christ recognises the OT as Scripture
Jesus Christ calls the OT “Scripture” See also , pp ; ; ; ;
Jesus Christ underlines the authority of the OT
Jesus Christ underlines the authority of the OT
The OT is authoritative over Jesus Christ’s opponents See also ; ; pp pp
The OT is authoritative over Jesus Christ’s opponents See also ; ; pp pp
The OT is authoritative over Satan pp See also ; pp ; ; pp ;
The OT is authoritative over Satan pp See also ; pp ; ; pp ;
Jesus Christ regards the OT as being fulfilled in himself
Jesus Christ regards the OT as being fulfilled in himself
Jesus Christ regards his ministry as fulfilling the OT See also pp ; pp ; ; ; ; ;
Jesus Christ regards his death as fulfilling OT prophecy See also ; pp ; pp ;
Jesus Christ regards his death as fulfilling OT prophecy See also ; pp ; pp ;
Other aspects of the OT fulfilled or affirmed by Jesus Christ ; pp ; ; pp pp ; ; pp ; ; pp pp ; ; ;
Other aspects of the OT fulfilled or affirmed by Jesus Christ ; pp ; ; pp pp ; ; pp ; ; pp pp ; ; ;
Jesus Christ confirms the OT teaching about judgment
Jesus Christ confirms the OT teaching about judgment
pp See also pp
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about the Sabbath pp pp
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about religious practices ; ; pp ;
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about religious practices ; ; pp ;
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about purity pp
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about purity pp
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about family life ; pp ; ; ; ; ; pp
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about family life ; pp ; ; ; ; ; pp
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about retaliation
Jesus Christ interprets OT teaching about retaliation
Jesus Christ refers to the OT in his teaching
Jesus Christ refers to the OT in his teaching
pp pp ; ; ; pp pp ; ; pp
Jesus Christ uses the language of the OT
Jesus Christ uses the language of the OT
pp ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Jesus Christ appeals to the OT in its entirety
Jesus Christ appeals to the OT in its entirety
The murders of Abel and Zechariah occur in the first () and last () books of the Hebrew OT (Chronicles comes at the close of the OT according to the Hebrew arrangement). See also , The Law, the Prophets and the Psalms are the three divisions of the Hebrew OT.
Jesus Christ treats the OT as a true historical record
Jesus Christ treats the OT as a true historical record
The patriarchs: ; ,
Moses: pp pp ; pp
pp Solomon
The prophets: pp ; ;
Manser, M. H. (2009). Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser.
Manser, M. H. (2009). Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser.

This attitude of Jesus to Scripture is confirmed by other statements of his. For one thing, Jesus often appealed to Scripture as an infallible authority. When tempted by the devil in the wilderness, Jesus replied with three quotations from Deuteronomy (Matt. 4:1–11). By quoting Exodus 3:6 (“I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob”), he rebuked the Sadducees for questioning the heavenly status of marriage and the reality of the resurrection (Luke 20:27–40). He taught that “not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will be any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished” (Matt. 5:18). On many occasions he appealed to Scripture in support of his actions—in defense of his cleansing of the temple (Mark 11:15–17), in reference to his submission to the cross (Matt. 26:53–54).

God’s Hammer

Through the ages men and women have sought to discredit Scripture and remove it as a force in their lives. But it has been those who have sought to destroy the Bible who have been destroyed, not the Bible. There are many images for the Bible in its own pages. It is called a lamp, a mirror, a sword, a seed. Notice that it also is called a fire and a hammer, a fire because it will burn in judgment and a hammer because it will break in pieces all who will not bow before it. “Is not my word like fire?” wrote Jeremiah; “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” (Jer. 23:29).

Will you resist that Word? If so, then you will be broken; for the Scripture cannot be broken. Or will you submit to it and to the Christ who upheld it?

Honoring The Word Of God

listen my dear brothers and sisters you do well to heed this warning of scripture.
If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord.
now i remind you that the things Paul is writing is Scripture let a person Acknowledge the entire word of God. every jot and tittle As Gods unbreakable inerrant standard and rule of faith. Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said. this is a very important statement we are tho test or weigh what is said to see weather it lines up with all of scripture. so many today are eager to “get a Word” from a prophet and they make the mistake of not testing what is said. and they swallow with out chewing which we know can cause choking . it can choke your spirit because what the prophet has said has not happen. you can have an expectation of God that God did not give you if the Lord says he will do something for you it is done you got that. be careful in this day as in the days before us is all these men who speak to you consist of smooth things do they try to dull the edge of Gods sword do they speak peace peace to you or do they say what Paul said to now do not despise Phrophesy but test them according to the word of God i dont care how much scripture they can quote the devil can quote scripture are they honoring the scripture and submitting to what it says or do they take bits and peices and twist it to say as they please i can speak many smooth things to you today and give you a scripture for it but it does not mean that it is always Gods will for you
the bible speaks of healing in many ways its not always physical nor always spiritual but both it talks of healing you faithfulness which is more important than your ingrown toe nail
be watchful of where people who come in the name of Jesus are telling you to look to where they are directing you gaze to what should you focus on are they drawing your attention to the world and the things of the world or do they tell you store up riches in heaven love not the world nor store things up in it for where your treasure is there will your heart be.

twisting the scripture

13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— Jesus came to break the curse of the law
Law of poverty? broken in jesus name amen
yes maybe spiritual poverty
10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. the true riches of God is what Paul speaks of listen carefully
24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.
27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
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