Jesus mentioned Moses, the law, and the prophets. How can this be explained in a Bible class?

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Speaker 2

Alright, the Nelson is asking, Jesus mentioned Moses, the law and the Prophet. How can this be explained in Bible class?

Speaker 1

So I will quickly answer that. And if you don’t mind going to Luke 24 is 44 and 45. This kind of unlocks the key to that. It says in Luke 24, starting in 44. Then he said, he being Jesus said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses and the prophets and the Psalms concerning me. And if you go to verse 45, it kind of explains what this is. And so Luke 24, 45, and he opened their understanding that they might comprehend the scriptures. So basically the law, Moses, even the Psalms, those are all just scripture. It’s the Old Testament. And so just like the verse where Jesus says, study the Scripture, for in them you think you have eternal life. And they are these which testify of me. So again, basically God, Jesus is saying, study the scripture. And Jesus has given Bible studies. And that’s basically what Jesus is encouraging his people to do is to read the Old Testament, because those speak to them of Jesus in the reader.

Speaker 1

It’s something very similar in John, chapter one, verse 45, basically it says, Philip finds Nathaniel and says to him, we have found him of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. So basically, the Old Testament points to Jesus and it breaks my heart when I hear people say, oh, you don’t need the Old Testament, we just need the New Testament because Jesus is here. I’m like, you can’t understand Jesus, you can’t even understand how great a miracle was. And all the prophecies point to him as the Messiah. If you don’t know the Old Testament and you really can’t understand the prophecy of revelation if you don’t know the Old Testament. So the law and testimonies or the Moses and the prophets, it’s just the Old Testament, Moses being he wrote the first five books of the Old Testament and the prophets, basically all those books thereafter, all the Old Testament is all that. That is. That’s it.

Speaker 2

All right, let’s go ahead to that. I just want to add to it. Tina said about how some people say, oh, you don’t need the New Testament, sorry, you don’t need the Old Testament. Once you just came, that’s all you need. But the fact of the matter is, Jesus taught from the Old Testament, that was his scriptures, that was his study. So everything that he taught was from the Old Testament. So there’s absolutely no reason for us to discard it.

Speaker 1

Amen. Jesus quoted it all the time when he was on the cross.

Speaker 2

He quoted Psalm 22.

Speaker 1

There was so much it’s all about Jesus. So we definitely need the Old Testament. We still need Jesus.

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