Sunday, April 16, 2023
“And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle o the law to fail.” (Luke 16:17) As the Resurrected King, God’s Messiah and our Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ has given us some of the most important statements concerning the authority and nature of the Word of God.
- Jesus confirms the truth through every word of the Scripture is given by God. He goes so far as to make direct reference to the smallest letter and the smallest punctuation point. There is not room for debate: Jesus believed and taught the plenary verbal inspiration of the Bible that every word is God-breathed.
- Jesus also contends that every truth the Bible teaches is to be held inviolable. He insists that anyone who teaches anything running at cross-purposes with the Scriptures is not in harmony with His kingdom order.
- Jesus attests to the indissolubility of the Scriptures. When He says “the Scripture cannot be broken,” He literally describes the utter inviolability of God’s Word from man’s side and the utter dependability of it from God’s side. All creation may dissolve; God’s Word will stand forever!
- Jesus affirms the credibility of the OT in general, but also of the miracles of the OT. He did not see them as superstitiously held beliefs, which He tolerated among those He addressed. Rather, He was incarnate Truth; and as the embodiment of truthfulness, His testimony is decisive.
You are Loved, Pastor Don