Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Moses Knows

I have been reading the Amplified Bible to Sue for our nightly readings for the past year. The neighbors will be pleased when I’m finished (it’s the Amplified Bible, so it should be read a little louder than most). The other night I read John 5:45-47: “Put out of your minds the thought and do not suppose [as some of you are supposing] that I will accuse you before the Father. There is one who accuses you--it is Moses, the very one on whom you have built your hopes [in whom you trust]. For if you believed and relied on Moses, you would believe and rely on Me, for he wrote about Me [personally]. But if you do not believe and trust his writings, how then will you believe and trust My teachings? [How shall you cleave to and rely on My words?]” Often those who are opposed to biblical evangelism say that Jesus didn’t go around condemning sinners. They are right. He didn’t need to. He used the Law of Moses (see Mark 10:17 and other places) because, as He says in this passage, it is the Law of Moses that accuses. It points its ten indignant fingers at sinners and leaves them guilty before the Judgment Bar of a holy God. Those who are persuaded by the Law understand their sinful and condemned condition, and will flee to the Savior for mercy. Those who don't, won't.