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How does Jesus view the Bible?

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  1. Avatar Marie Hanson says:

    Thank you so much and God bless you for speaking the truth in love without favoritism. Some Christians who are tempted into the homosexual lifestyle, wonder why other sexual sins outside of God’s perfect will, seemed to be ignored as protected by grace.

    For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. (‭Jude‬ ‭1‬:‭4‬ NIV).

    Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. (‭I Corinthians‬ ‭7‬:‭2‬ NKJV)

    All sin is like poison: at first there is blindness…
    If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. (‭I John‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬ NKJV)

    And if we keep practicing sin without repentance are hearts become hardened and we no longer want to hear about God’s mercy and truth.

    The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (‭2 Peter‬ ‭3‬:‭9‬ NIV)

    …They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. (‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭10b‬ NIV)

    And yes, we are saved only by faith in the precious blood of Christ.

    God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬ NIV)

    God’s Word/Son/Truth: (armor) protects us from the poisons/temptations of this world.

    …Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. (‭Jude‬ ‭1‬:‭21‬ NIV)

  2. Avatar Marie Hanson says:

    PS.
    How Does Jesus view The Bible?

    …Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your Name, the Name you gave Me, so that they may be one as we are one.

    My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

    Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. (‭John‬ ‭17‬:‭11b, 15, 17‬ NIV)

    He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood…and His Name is the Word of God. (‭Revelation‬ ‭19‬:‭13‬ NIV)

  3. Avatar Marvel Titone says:

    Excellent article. I appreciate how well this was explained along with the accompanying Bible verses.

  4. Avatar Robert Bjornstad says:

    President Harrison had me at the title: “How Does Jesus View The Bible?”
    I was interested to see how he would find an answer to such an historical impossibility. What we call the Bible was never seen by Jesus. And President Harrison is seriously misleading the reader by using the terms “scripture” and the “Bible” interchangeably. For Jesus, (and all who trusted the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob) the Scriptures were what we know as the Old Testament. To say that “Jesus used the Bible to teach” is historically wrong and can possibly result in leading the reader away from the truth.

  5. Avatar Mr. Paul M Onder says:

    I Love the facts found in Romans Chapter 7.

    Thru Gods Will Christ was Sent to abolish the Law of Sin and Death.

    This “HAS” happen already, (only if you are a true believer) we are guided to Marry our

    selves to another.

    We are to Become ONE in our New Life in Christ because of the breaking of this LAW.

    The option of FREEDOM from the Law is spelled out, When are we going to use it?

    True Unity will be found thru Christ, (only for the Believer). When is the Church going to

    embrace the facts of this very important piece in the Bible so to bring the Honor and Glory

    for GOD?

  6. Robert, notice how Pastor Harrison asked in the title, how DOES Jesus view the Bible, not how DID Jesus view the Bible. We who are human only are time bound and history bound, for now. But Jesus, who is human, but also divine and sinless, is not time bound or history bound the way we are. So we err if we project onto him conditions that limit us.

    When Jesus ascended, he did not lose power by the Holy Spirit to inspire the apostles as he had inspired the prophets. He is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, and all authority is given to him in heaven and on earth. He said heaven and earth will pass away, but his words will not pass away. What good would that do use if we had no access to his words because we cannot take the New Testament as his word? If those words of his that do not pass away are not in the New Testament, then where are they?

    As to the canon of the New Testament, I understand the issues concerning antilegomena, but as to the rest of the books there is no question, and even as to the antilegomena, we could see his gift of the Scriptures in the New Testament as First Article gifts for living in this life and Second article provisions for our redemption to eternal life. Jesus said, “I will build my church,” and he builds his church by his word, so where is this word if not in the New Testament and the Old Testament?

    Consequently, I cannot tell from your comments whether you believe Jesus. Notice I did not say, believe IN Jesus, but BELIEVE Jesus. Your statements, to work out, require that much be detracted from the truthfulness of things Jesus said. So is your conflict with Pastor Harrison, the Bible, or Jesus?

  7. Avatar Randy Neumann says:

    Lest we strain at a gnat….I believe the article indicates that Christ used the Old Testament scriptures as teaching tools and taught that they were the word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit. Later Pastor Harrison says that Christ promised his disciples that they would be inspired by the same Holy Spirit to record what would come to be known as the New Testament. Obviously the New Testament was not yet written and therefore Christ was not literally teaching from what we know today as the King James or RSV or NIV Bible. The point is, at least as I understood it, that Christ assured and taught that what we call the Old Testament today was the Word of God inspired by His Holy Spirit. Likewise, Christ advised his Disciples that they would be inspired to record his teachings by the same Holy Spirit. Thus, Christ instructs us that what we recognize today as the Holy Bible is the word of God inspired by His Holy Spirit.

  8. Avatar Bernie Schaeffer says:

    “Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith if foolishness.”

    –G.I. Gurdjieff