MUSING – May 13 2018
THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
1 John 5:9-13
‘If we accept the testimony of men, then the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony of God, which is greater: that he has testified about his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God, holds the testimony of God within himself.
Whoever does not believe in the Son, makes him a liar, because he does not believe in the testimony which God has testified about his Son. And this is the testimony which God has given to us: Eternal Life. And this Life is in his Son.
Whoever has the Son, has Life. Whoever does not have the Son, does not have Life. I am writing this to you, so that you may know that you have Eternal Life: you who believe in the name of the Son of God.”
Being a witness it’s a serious matter. So serious that it is one of the ten commandments*. Indeed it could never be my work against yours. There had to be at least two witness** to determine the truth.
At least twice Jesus claimed to be the Messiah of God.*** And twice the Jewish leaders tried to stone him because he claimed to be God.****
So we have Jesus’s testimony about himself. Now add God’s testimony that Jesus is his Son.*****
Now who do you testify that he is? Before you answer that read the words of Jesus, “Therefore, everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father, who is in heaven. But whoever will have denied me before men, I also will deny before my Father, who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33)
***Matt 16:15-17 & John 4:25-26
****John 8:63-59 & John 10:32-42
*****Matt 3:17 & Matt 17:5
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