Saturday, May 22, 2010

Holy Scriptures

When teaching children about the Bible, one of their first lessons is John 3:16. Evangelicals will then bring them along the Roman Road. That's not what Paul was writing about when he wrote to Timothy in his second letter.

We think of the New Testament when we teach, but that was in the process of being written - example is this very letter. 2 Timothy 3:15, Paul's praise for Timothy's knowing scripture, for having them taught to him from childhood, had to do with what we think of as the Old Testament.

Yet, from these he was able "to be wise unto salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ."

Could we witness using such scripture? Could we take the Holy Scriptures Timothy knew and offer salvation through faith in Jesus? Try working up an outline showing how you would witness using only scriptures before the birth of Christ. Where would you begin?

I would appreciate your comments, please. May God bless your reading of His word!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Grammy,

    Thanks for visiting my blog recently. This is a very interesting post and one that should challenge many. It is unfortunate that the Old Testament is so ignored, there are some amazing promises in the Old Testament.

    One good example used is in Acts 8 which quotes Isaiah 53. "He was led like a lamb to the slaughter". The whole of chapter 53 is such an awesome pointer to Christ.

    The Psalms also have many pointers to Christ.

    Keep up the blogging!



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