“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life…” (John 5:39-40).
Jesus made this accusation to the Pharisees, but I believe that it could be said for much of Christianity today. We do not seem to know the purpose of the Scriptures. We hold them as sacred, yet do not understand the fundamental message of the Scriptures nor heed what it says. My belief is that Christ is the Message…even from the very beginning. Our Salvation through Christ Jesus was prepared for us, even before the foundation of the Earth was laid (Eph 1:4, Matt 25:34, Rev 13:8).
When Jesus made this accusation, he was referring to the Hebrew Scriptures, not the Christian Bible. He said that He came to fulfil the Law and the Prophets (Matt 5:17). The Hebrew Scriptures point us to Christ, and everything that happened before His coming prepared the ground for Christ to come. When Christ came, on two recorded occasions, God spoke in an audible voice saying: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him” (Matt 3:17; Mark 9:7)…
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