As always Mike I find your posts informative. Just finished last week study in the Westminster Larger Catechism which taught about our Triune God.
Like your comment: “ Notice also that the evidence that He was who He said gave these “educated” men no excuse. They were educated in the Law and the Prophets and the “Writings.” Of all those who should have recognized that Jesus fulfilled every prophecy given in the Old Testament about the coming of the Messiah, these fellows were the ones, but they were spiritually blind and full of unbelief.”
Jesus gave clear teaching in Like 24:
Luk 24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
Luk 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
Luk 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luk 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.
Luk 24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
Luk 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Seems pretty clear…
I would add that a detail read of John 6 also clearly teaches the consequences and benefits of rejecting or believing Jesus word.
by Mike Ratliff
30 ἐγὼ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἕν ἐσμεν. John 10:30 (NA28)
30 “I and the Father are one.” John 10:30 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)
I read the following paragraph from one of my devotions the other day, “Visible disunity in the church is the worst it has ever been, but we must take care not to think that God’s people were once fully and visibly united on all matters of Christian living. Christians may have the Holy Spirit, but they are not free from sin in this life, and living in community with other believers always leads to disagreements…” Please notice that I am not writing this in defense of those certain so-called “Christian leaders” who “tweet” unbiblical and misleading things such as, “Spirit-led people can emphasize interpret & things differently. See FOUR Gospels! Your opinion isn’t the only Christian one.”…
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