In the Scroll of the Book


     The transmission—or copying—of the books of the Bible is a most amazing study.  Prior to the creation of papyrus (the ancient equivalent of paper) and thus the ability to put all the books of Scripture into one volume, each Bible book was contained in its own scroll of specially prepared animal skin.  Thus, for David’s prophesy of Jesus in Psalm 40:7—“Behold I come; in the scroll of the book it is written of Me”—is precisely true.

     As found in the pages of the New Testament, the Christian religion is genuinely different from any other in human history.  A Christian is not following cunningly devised fables.  The brilliantly distinct proof of this is the truth that the events upon which it is built are historically accurate, verified by the abundant testimony of reliable eyewitnesses in fulfillment of centuries-old prophecies.  Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and He was buried, and He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) is the very heart and soul of the gospel.

     In the scroll of the book of Genesis, it is written of Jesus’ virgin birth (3:15) and lineage through Abraham (22:18), Isaac (26:4), Jacob (28:14), and Judah (49:8-10) hundreds of years prior to His birth in Bethlehem.

     In the scroll of the book of Deuteronomy, it is written of Jesus’ unique prophetic role as Jehovah’s Messiah (18:15-19) about fourteen centuries prior to His fulfillment.

     In the scroll of the book of Psalms, it is written of Jesus’ crucifixion (22), resurrection (16:10), and unique priesthood/kingship (110:4) a thousand years before Christ.

     In the scroll of the book of Isaiah, it is written of Jesus’ virgin birth (7:14), preaching ministry (61:1-2), rejection and crucifixion (52:13-53:8), burial arrangements (53:9), and resurrection (53:10-12) seven hundred years ahead of His incarnation.

     In the scroll of the book of Daniel, it is written of Jesus’ triumphant coronation in heaven (7:13-14) over five hundred years before its occurrence.

     Christ has built His church upon the massive, rock-solid foundation of historical facts, trustworthy eyewitnesses, and fulfilled prophecies.  He is the Christ, the Son of the living God.

     Look it up. 

     In the scroll of the book, it is written.

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Author: jchowning

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