Luke 24.25-27 – Unity of the Bible
Posted: 21 June 2010 in Luke

Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

From this passage it is perfectly clear that Jesus regarded the Old Testament as being a collection of texts which foretold his coming. That being the case it is incumbent upon us to do likewise, even though it is perfectly true that the prophets were self consciously writing for their own day. There are many paradoxes in religion, so that is just one more. Which brings me onto a personal hobby horse of mine, and that is the doubtful wisdom of labeling three quarters of the Bible “old”. Although for Christians the New Testament represents the high point of God’s revelation to man, it is nevertheless one and the same God who speaks to us throughout the Bible’s 1,500 or so pages.

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