“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves his child as well” I John 5:1.
Entrance into the family of God comes from accepting that Jesus is the person promised in the Sacred Scriptures that would come into the world and be its Savior. If this Jesus is not the promised One then we would have embraced a lie and so be false witnesses of God.
The early church did not have a New Testament when it came into being. The only Bible that existed was the Old Testament Scriptures and it was from these very Scriptures that they proved that Jesus is the Christ. Jesus Himself resorted to the Scriptures to validate His claims as Israel’s Messiah. “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory” And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself” Luke 24:26-27.
On another occasion Jesus said, “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me” John 8:39. Again Jesus said, “For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me, for he wrote of me” John 5:46 (A.S.V.).
You cannot read the Old Testament and not see those Scriptures fulfilled in the New Testament. It is safe to put your trust in Jesus for He is indeed the Christ and the proof of it will be realized by a wonderful transformation in your inner man. Are you born again?
Lord, help me to see how central Jesus is to all of your programs. Amen
The coming of Jesus into our world was the fulfillment of prophecy.