Posted - 22 Jan 2006 : 21:53:15
| Did Christ endorse fairy tales?
Many believers see the Old Testament history as mere "stories" and sometimes mock at them as if they were about as inspired as fairy tales. But what about Jesus, what did he think of the Old Testament?
1. Christ believed the Genesis account of Creation:
(Mark 13:19 KJV) For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
2. Christ believed Adam and Eve were real people created and instructed by God:
(Mat 19:4 KJV) And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
(Mat 19:5 KJV) And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
(Mat 19:6 KJV) Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
3. Christ believed the murder of righteous Abel:
(Mat 23:35 KJV) That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
4. Christ believed in Noah, the ark, and the universal flood:
(Mat 24:38 KJV) For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
(Luke 17:26 KJV) And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
5. Christ believed in Lot's deliverance and Sodom's destruction:
(Luke 17:29 KJV) But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
(Luke 17:28 KJV) Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
(Luke 17:29 KJV) But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all.
(Luke 17:30 KJV) Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
6. Christ believed the account of Lot's wife turning to a pillar of salt:
(Luke 17:32 KJV) Remember Lot's wife.
7. Christ believed God's revelation to Moses in the burning bush..
(Mark 12:26 KJV) And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
8. Christ tied the truth of His own death, burial, and resurrection to Jonah and the whale:
(Mat 12:40 KJV) For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
9. Christ claimed to be the fulfillment of the law, psalms, and prophets.
(Luke 24:44 KJV) 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.
This shows us that Christ believe in a literal interpretation of the scriptures. Jesus is Jehovah the Son and knows that the Old Testament is the Word of God. If you do not believe these OT accounts, you call Christ a liar. Jesus is not a liar and does not endorse fairy tales. Either you believe in the entire Word of God or believe Christ is a liar! Choose today.