Why Do We Believe the Bible Is the Word of God? - The thirteenth reason
13. The thirteenth reason why I believe the Bible is exclusively the Word of God is because it has one theme. The cross of Christ is the central them and teaching of the Bible. It is seen in every book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
In Genesis, we see the cross in the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son and in God’s provision in providing a ram as a substitute for his son (Gen. 22:8).
In Exodus, we see the cross in the Passover Lamb. “When I see the blood, I will pass over you" (Ex. 12:13).
In Leviticus, we see the cross in the sacrificial offerings (Lev. 17:11).
In Numbers, we see the cross when Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness (Num. 21:8-9). “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.” (John 3:14)
In Deuteronomy, we see the cross in the smitten rock; the Rock was Christ Jesus (Deut. 8:15; 1 Cor. 10:4).
When you study the Bible you can see a scarlet cord that goes from Genesis to Revelation.
In Revelation: “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood…” (Rev. 1:5).
In 1 Corinthians the apostle Paul was preaching the cross as a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentile.
“For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1Cor 2:2).
“But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal 6:14).
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