The Bible Testifies About the Savior

May 7, 2024
The Bible Testifies About the Savior

Many people strive to know Christ, the Savior and as a result, they go to certain extremes. But God showed us a definite way to recognize Him.

Whom does the Bible Testify About?

John 5:39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me

What did Jesus say the Bible testifies about? He said the Bible testifies about Him, that is, the Savior. The fact that Jesus said we can recognize the Savior through the Bible, implies that there cannot be any other means by which we can recognize Him. The Savior and the Bible always go hand in hand. So, denying the Savior whom the Bible testifies about undoubtedly comes from a mindset which does not believe in the Bible.

Jesus and Apostles Used the Bible to Testify to the Savior

What did Jesus and the apostles use to testify about the Savior? Through the above verse, we can understand that they definitely used the Bible. Let us see the case of Jesus Christ.

Luke 24:27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

Here, Jesus appeared before two apostles and testified about Himself after His resurrection. Up until that time, they had not believed that Jesus is the Savior. At that time, how did Jesus testify about Himself? Was it through miraculous signs or through His divine nature? Not at all. Jesus used the Bible, as it is written “Moses and all the prophets” (Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah- writers of the Bible). Evidently, Jesus testified about Himself that He is the Savior by using the Bible.

Shall we see what the apostles of Jesus used to testify that Jesus is the Christ?

Acts 17:2-3 As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah,” he said.

Acts 8:30, 35 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet… Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

These verses show that the apostles (Paul and Philip) used the Bible to testify and preach about the Savior Jesus Christ. Like this, both Jesus and the apostles used the Bible to testify about the Savior. It is because there is no other means by which we can recognize the Savior except through the Bible. Seeing that the apostles absolutely believed the Bible, they were able to recognize and receive Jesus as Christ. Then, to recognize the Savior in our time, let us also absolutely believe the Bible.

Why Did the Religious Leaders Reject Jesus as the Savior at His First Coming?

Why did the religious leaders who had much biblical knowledge fail to receive Jesus at His first coming but instead crucified Him? There are two reasons. Firstly, they did not know the Bible.

John 5:46-47  “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”

Jesus Christ knows the hearts and minds of all people. He saw the hearts of the Jews who did not believe Him. Why did the Jews not believe Jesus? It is because they did not believe what Moses wrote. What Moses wrote are first five books of the Bible- the Pentateuch. Simply put, they did not believe that Jesus is the Savior because they did not believe the Bible. They seemed to believe the Bible, but in actuality they only believed the Bible literally, and did not believe that the words would be fulfilled in reality. Although Jesus fulfilled the prophecies before their eyes, they denied Him on account of their disbelief of the Bible. The reason that the religious leaders today, do not believe in the Second Coming Christ, Ahnsahnghong is the same.

The second reason is that they did not know God.

John 15:20-21 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.’

Why did the people persecute Jesus’ disciples? It was because they did not know “the One who sent me”; in other words, they did not know God. The religious leaders of those days boasted that they knew God however, they tried to fit God into their own thoughts and perspectives. Though saying “God is Almighty”, they denied Jesus who came in the flesh by His Mighty power. They only knew God sitting in Heaven and not God coming to this earth. For this reason, they persecuted God who came as a man. Today too, many false churches persecute us because they do not know God who is Almighty.

According to Romans 15:4, all biblical records are written to teach us. Therefore, let us learn from the great mistake of the religious leaders who denied the Savior, whom the Bible testifies about. In this age, let us be saved by receiving the Second Coming Christ whom the Bible testifies about.