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fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms
concerning Me", the question is reduced to the simple issue of, either accepting
"prophecy" and "Christ", or rejecting both together. For anyone to pondered the
passages in the New Testament that use the formula: "that it might be fulfilled" is to
make acceptance of Christ with denial of prophecy utterly incompatible. Moreover, not
only did Moses prophesy, but he was himself a great prophetic type.
"For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up
unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever He
shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass that every soul, which will not hear that
Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people" (Acts 3: 22, 23).
There are moreover some who call themselves "Christian Evolutionists". They have
endorsed that pseudo-science of speculative theory called "Evolution", yet desire to retain
a hold upon the Christian faith. This attitude is pitiable, for the Scriptures from
beginning to end make the most uncompromising assertion that the universe was
"created" and that everything thus created was "after its kind". Gen. 1: and 2:, instead of
being an isolated passage that can be skipped, is a passage that holds sway throughout the
inspired record. It is embedded in the ten commandments, it is interwoven in the
prophecy of restoration (Isaiah), it is found, without modification or abatement, in the
Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and the Revelation. The evolutionist who imagines that he can
hold to his "science" and to the faith deceives no one but himself.
To the man to whom Adam is a myth, I Cor. 15:, Rom. 5: and Heb. 2: lose their
triumph and their comfort. Moreover, the genealogy of the Saviour as given by Luke
takes us back step by step through the Old Testament history until it concludes with the
last links: "Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of
Adam, which was the son of God" (Luke 3: 38), and it is impossible for anyone to put
his finger upon a preceding link in the chain and say, "Here history ends, and myth
All this taken together not only proves that the Bible is an Entity, to be taken whole, or
not at all, but it further proves that Christ and the Scriptures form an Entity, to be taken
together as one great undivided testimony, or not to be taken at all.
Let us be clear on this vital matter for ourselves, and then clear in our testimony to
others, "For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for battle?"
(I Cor. 14: 8).