The Bible is the only source of truth.
On the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a large crowd looked for Jesus and for answers. He “had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.” His first priority was to teach them. Mark wrote, “He began teaching them many things” (6:34).
It was like that from the beginning of his ministry. “The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority” (Mark 1:22). From those who were so amazed, Jesus chose 12 men to be his apostles. It’s no wonder that those first disciples called him “Rabbi” or “Teacher” (John 1:38).
These future apostles had much to learn, including how to view the Bible they had at the time—the Old Testament. Jesus made extensive use of the Old Testament, quoting from it often (among others, consider Luke 4:14-30). Jesus reminded them, “Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms” (Luke 24:44). They learned that Jesus thought the Old Testament was the truth of God.
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This is the third article in a four-part series on the importance of the Bible today.
Author: John Braun
Volume 108, Number 4
Issue: April 2021