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The Heart of the Matter

When it comes to the holy Bible, old and new testaments, sound knowledge of what it teaches is a matter of “seeing Christ under every rock.”

In other words we accurately apprehend origins, the nature of the cosmos, the trajectory of history, and the consummation of all things only when see Him at the center of all things. We exposit the wisdom of any passage, we rightly grasp divine promises, and we maintain doctrine rightly divided from the whole counsel of God only if the Light of the world has illumined to us His Father’s Book by the blessed Holy Spirit Whom He sent to testify and teach of Him (John 15:26).

This is what Jesus the great Teacher, the real Christ of the Bible, Himself taught:

“O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself… And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”

Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:25-27, 32, 44-47)

“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” (John 5:39)

His apostles likewise taught:

“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,” (1 Corinthians 15:3,4)

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.” (1 Timothy 3:16)

“Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come – in the volume of the book it is written of Me – to do Your will, O God.’ ” (Hebrews 10:7)

“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts…” (2 Peter 1:19)

“…for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (from Revelation 19:10)

The saying “under every rock” does not do Christ justice. He is the Maker of every rock and of all that is under each rock, literally and metaphorically. In Him all things consist (Colossians 1:17). He is the spiritual Rock which followed the wandering people of God (1 Corinthians 10:4). Because He is the Truth every word of inspired Scripture is rock solid truth, displaying Him to those with eyes to see.

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