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The questions posted here are taken from: “Bible Readings for the Home Circle” Toronto Ontario, Review and Herald Publishing Co., Battle Creek, Mich.; Chicago Ill. © 1896

Verses quoted are from the public domain version of the
King James Bible.

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Q: What did Jesus say to the people of his day concerning the scriptures?

“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” John 5:39

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Q: How early have we any record that the gospel was preached?

“And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.” Galatians 3:8

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Q: Was it the gospel of Christ that was preached to Abraham?

“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it and was glad.” John 8:56

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Q: At what other time is it said the gospel was taught in the Old Testament?

“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them; but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” Hebrews 4:2

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Q: What are the scriptures able to do?

Thou has known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 3:15

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Not withstanding the clearness with which we see Christ in the Scriptures of the Old Testament, the Jews in Jesus day would not admit his claims to be the Messiah.

By searching both testaments together we see God’s unfolding plan of salvation; for without the the claims of the Old Testament, the claims of Jesus to be the Messiah cannot be substantiated. The New Testament gives his history and teachings, showing him to be a pure and holy character; but if the old testament had not predicted before what the Messiah would be and do, there would be no standard by which to decide whether or not the personage who then appeared was he.

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