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Evangelism:
The Time Is Now!

Section 7, Chapter 7

How We Know Who Is
the
Only True God
and That the
Bible
Only Is His Word

Illustration of God
Illustration of the Bible

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The first step to knowing Godís Will and Plan for Your life is to understand that You must turn to Jesus Christ of Nazareth to know that plan. Jesus stated the following about Himself:

"Jesus said to him, ĎI-AM the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.í (John 14:6)

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber.... Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.... If anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved and shall go in and out, and find pasture." (John 10:1-9).

"Pilate therefore said to Him, ĎSo You are a king?í Jesus answered, ĎYou say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to BEAR WITNESS TO THE TRUTH. Everyone who is of the truth HEARS MY VOICE.í" (John 18:37)

"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man shall give to you, for on Him God the Father HAS SET HIS SEAL." (John 6:27)

Jesus tells us in these four passages many things about himself: first, that He has a personal individual plan for our lives and that He is the ONLY way to that plan. Why? Because further He tells us that not only is He a source of truth, but that He is TRUTH itself. He said, Everyone who is of the truth hears MY VOICE. He said this to Pilate who was getting ready to crucify Him. Pilate said to Jesus in response, What is truth? We say this ourselves, What is truth? It is the confusion of our society today. We no longer know what is true or what is false when it comes to moral absolutes. It is why our law makers can no longer bring order in our society and restraint on evil because they can no longer answer the question that Pilate himself asked: What is truth? Jesus said to Pilate, I Am! Do You want to know why you were created, what Godís will and plan for your life is? Jesus said there is only one way you can get this knowledge: You must come to Him to get it.

Furthermore, Jesus did not say He was one of Godís ways to truth, but that He was the ONLY way. He went even further than that. He said that on Him and Him alone God has set his seal. That means that Jesus was saying that God the Father has declared that the only way you can come to Him and know His will and plan for Your life, have relationship with Him and go to heaven is by coming to Him through His Son: Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The Apostle Paul put it this way in Ephesians 1:5, he wrote, "He determined-beforehand to adopt us as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will." What Paul is saying is that before God created the world through Jesus Christ, He decided then that the only way we could come to Him, be reconciled to Him, know His reason for creating us and plan for our lives and become His sons and daughters and go to heaven was by coming to Him exclusively through His Son Jesus Christ. Why has God declared that we can only come to Him, be saved and know His will and plan for our lives exclusively through Jesus? Because, as we already established in Section 3 and Chapters 3-4, Jesus is God our Creator in the flesh. The following verses states this plainly:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God." (John 1:1) (No article in front of "God": qeo;" h\\n oJ logo", so not "was a god" but "was God")

"And He is the reflected-brightness of His glory and the exact-image of His essence, and upholds all things by the word of His power." (Hebrews 1:3)

"But of the Son He says, 'Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of Your kingdom.'" (Hebrews 1:8) (From Psalm 45:6 where the term for God !yhiloa> Elohim from Genesis 1:1 is used)

"The church of God which He purchased with His own blood." (Acts 20:28)

Paul tells us in Acts 20:28 that God purchased us with His own blood. It was Jesus who shed His blood for us and saved us from our sins. Jesus IS God.

Jesus Christ is Yehovah-Elohim in the flesh. Do You want to know what God is like? Study the life, character, words and deeds of Jesus, because whatever Jesus is doing is what God is doing and what God is like.

In Chapters 7 of Section 1 and Chapter 1 of Section 3 I discuss what the Bible teaches about the creation of man and how to come to Jesus to know His will and plan for Your life. What I want to discuss in this chapter is how we know that what the Bible teaches about the creation of the earth, the universe, man and what it claims about Jesus Christ of Nazareth is true. In this Section of the Textbook I document historically, scientifically, and archaeologically the absolute accuracy and inerrancy of the Bible. Though the facts I document show us the Bible is reliable in all these areas, this does not prove to us that what Jesus claimed about Himself recorded in the Bible is true and that the Bible is Godís Holy Word and Godís Word ALONE. Anybody can write a religious book and claim it is from God and many have. Who is right and who is wrong? Why do I believe Jesus is the only true God and the only way to God and that the Bible is his only Word and written revelation to man. Peter wrote,

"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of oneís-own authority-to-loose to-cause-to-come-into-existence, for no prophecy was-ever brought-forth by the will of man, but being-brought-forth by the Holy Spirit, men of God spoke." (2 Peter 1:20-21, DPKB)388

Probably the most bigoted statement in history is Jesusí statement in John 14:6, "I-AM the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me." Either what Jesus said in this passage is true or he was very much deluded and insane, not someone to be worshiped and adored, because he told us our salvation depended on our coming to God through Him and Him alone. But getting back to the question, Why do I believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, our Creator and the only true God and that the Bible is His Word and His word alone? Two reasons:

  1. Because of Jesusí physical resurrection from the dead.

  2. And because of the more than 2,000 prophecies in the Bible which have been literally fulfilled in history.

First, I believe the Bible is Godís Holy Word and Godís Word alone because when Jesus was asked what His proofs to His claims were that He was God in the flesh, our creator, our only means of salvation and that the Bible is Godís Holy Word and His Word alone, He did not say in response "Hey! Donít ask questions! Just believe!!!" No, Jesus never said that. Jesus said very solemnly and clearly in response "Kill My physical body and I will raise it up on the third day!" Jesus claimed to be God in the flesh our Creator. The Apostle John tells us that He became man, took on our human nature, through Holy Spirit conception of the Virgin Mary. He grew up among us with all of our temptations, trials, pains and sorrows. When He reached full age Jesus began His ministry. During His ministry He loved us, fed us, and healed us. What did man do in response? We didnít want Him around so we killed Him by nailing Him to a cross. In Roman law it required four officers to confirm a condemned criminal was dead before they could take him down off of a cross and bury him. Just to make sure Jesus was dead a Roman soldier speared Jesus through His heart. Rome declared Jesus DEAD! He was buried and a Roman Seal was placed upon the tomb. What does that mean? It means if anyone had broken that seal by rolling back the 2,000lb stone, the penalty was death with no questions asked.

What happened? Three days later Jesus rose from the dead. Were there any witnesses? The Apostle Paul wrote about Jesusí resurrection:

"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all, as it were to one untimely born, He appeared to me also." (1 Corinthians 15:3-8)

Paul tells us that there were over 512 witnesses to the fact of Jesusí physical resurrection. Well, maybe they were just distraught and saw what they thought was Jesus in the distance like a ghost and then the vision was gone. On the Surface that sounds like a good argument. I had a Psychology major tell me that once, but what else does the Bible tell us about Jesusí physical resurrection? One of the writers of the Bible was a physician, a doctor. His name was Luke. He wrote one of the Gospels in the New Testament, The Gospel of Luke, and He also traveled with the Apostles on their missionary journeys and kept a journal of all they did and saw. This journal is in the New Testament also and is called The Book of Acts. Note what Luke says about what he wrote in the beginning of these two books:

"Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the Word have handed them down to us, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus352; so that you might know the exact truth about the things you have been taught." (Luke 1:1-4)

"The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To these He also presented Himself alive, after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God." (Acts 1:1-3)

First, Luke tells us that he "investigated everything carefully" in order to know "the exact truth" about Jesusí life and what Jesus taught. In Acts 1:1-3 Luke tells us that not only did Jesus rise from the dead with more than 512 witnesses to the fact, but that He walked with His disciples for forty days after His resurrection. Therefore, they had plenty of time to examine his railroad spike holes in his hands and the hole in his side from the spear and know that this really was Jesus Christ of Nazareth crucified three days earlier and declared dead by four Roman officers. So it wasnít an illusion, Jesus really did rise from the dead. Paul explained to the audience he wrote 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 to that if they did not believe Him, all they had to do was ask the more than five-hundred witnesses still living who could verify His story. There has never been found one document of the first century which contradicts this writing of Paul. It was a contemporary issue. If it wasnít true, all anyone needed to do was produce the body and that would have been the end of the story and everyone would have gone home and Christianity would have died right then. However, Jesusí disciples after His resurrection preached in the very Temple of the Jews about Jesusí death and resurrection for their sins and thousands and thousands of Jews turned to Jesus as a result. Why? Because He had just died and risen from the dead and no one could refute this truth or produce a dead body to prove otherwise.

That Jesusí resurrection was a physical resurrection is confirmed in the following passages:

"See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have." (Luke 24:39)

In this passage Jesus makes plain that His resurrection is a physical resurrection by indicating that he has flesh and bones. He asked those He was talking to, to touch Him to see for themselves.

Have you ever heard the expression "He is a doubting Thomas!"? It is a statement made about the Apostle Thomas who happened to be away on business when Jesus first rose from the dead and appeared to His disciples. When he returned His associates told Him Jesus had risen from the dead and was alive! Thomas said in response "Unless I shall see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe" (John 20:25). The Apostle John then tells us that Jesus then came in their midst and walked up to Thomas and said,

"Reach here Your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing." (John 20:27-28)

What did Thomas do in response? He said in response to Jesus: "My Lord and my God!" (John 20:28)

Okay, this proves Jesus rose from the dead physically alive, but what does this have to do with whether the Bible is true or not? If Jesus is our God and Creator, if there is a heaven and a hell as Jesus claimed (Mark 9:47-48), what proof could He give to us to this fact? His physical resurrection from the dead! If Jesus is God, if He created us in the first place and His own body, then He would have no problem bringing His body back from the dead healthy and alive after it had been dead for three days. The Apostle John wrote in John 2:22,

"When therefore He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had spoken." (John 2:22)

Even Jesusí disciples had doubts about taking the Old Testament literally.

"Oh common! You donít really believe God created the world, the universe and man in six literal 24 hour days do you? You donít really believe their was a world wide universal flood which destroyed all life on earth and that this is the reason for the fossils do you? You donít really believe God parted the red sea for the Jews to cross and then destroyed Egyptís army afterwards do you? And Jonah being swallowed by a large-fish and living to tell about it? Give me a break!"

After Jesus rose from the dead physically alive! His disciples no longer had any doubts, they took the Bible literally! Jesusí physical resurrection from the dead is Jesusí proof to us that He is the one and ONLY true God, our Creator, and that the Bible is His Holy word, His Holy Word ALONE!

Second, we know that the Bible is Godís Holy word and Godís Holy Word alone and that Jesus is the one and only true God because of the literal fulfillment of thousands of prophecies given in the Old and New Testament. I have had 34 years to study the Bible and its historical claims. The Bible is not just a religious book, it is also a detailed history book about man. Genesis itself gives a complete genealogy of man from creation up to Moses. I have myself written out this genealogy and was astounded to discover that if you take the book of Genesis (which means "generations") literally, according to the Bible man has only been on this earth for around 6,000 years. This is based on Genesisí record and what both religious and secular man agree on concerning dates of ancient Babylon and Abraham based on Archaeological documents and findings in archaeology. All this history is great for confirming the historical reliability of the Bible, and believe me not one fact of history found has ever contradicted the Bible, it has completely confirmed it; but this only proves that the men who wrote the Bible were very concerned about historical accuracy in their writings. That still doesnít prove to us that the Bible is Godís word and Godís word alone or that there even is a God, it only proves the historical reliability of the Bible. Is there anything else besides Jesusí physical resurrection which does show Godís signature on the book the Bible, that it was inspired by Him that no other religious book can claim? Yes. What is it? It is the Bibleís more than 2,000 prophesies about the future. Over 330 of these refer to Jesus Christ alone of which most were fulfilled during His life time on earth. I cite some of these major prophecies in the previous Chapter title Absolutely Reliable Prophetically.

Notice what God says about Himself to prove who He is:  Yehovah God Jesus Christ. In the following passages God states what His proof is that He and He alone is God, note what He says:

"For Adonai Yehovah [Lord Yehovah] will do nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7)

"For I am El [God], and there is no other Elohim, there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ĎMy purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasureí." (Isaiah 46:9-10)

"I declared the former things long ago and they went forth from My mouth, and I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. Therefore I declared them to you long ago, before they took place I proclaimed them to you, lest you should say, ĎMy idol has done them, and my graven image and my molten image have commanded them.í" (Isaiah 48:3, 5)

"Thus says Yehovah, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, Yehovah of hosts: ĎI am the first and I am the last, and there is no Elohim besides Me. And who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; yes, let him recount it to Me in order, from the time that I established the ancient nation, and let them declare to them the things that are coming and the events that are going to take place." (Isaiah 44:6-7)

Why does God reveal the future? For the following reasons:

  1. So that we will know who His true messengers, prophets are.

  2. So we will know who God really is: Yehovah Elohim.

  3. So that we will know that it is He who has performed them and not some demon or false idol.

  4. So that we will know that it is He who is truly the author of the events that take place.

The significance of these Old and New testament prophecies are:

  1. First it concludes that there is a Divine intellect behind the Old and New Testament.

  2. Second, it establishes the fact of God.

  3. Third, it authenticates the Deity of Jesus Christ.

  4. And fourth, it demonstrates Godís absolute control and inspiration over the men who wrote the Bible.

As I already stated there are over 2,000 prophecies. These prophecies cover 737 separate topics and take up over 27% of the 31,124 verses that are in the Bible. Most of them concern the nation of Israel. Thousand of years ago God chose a people, not because they were more holy or more special than you or I, but to reveal His existence, presence and holiness and character through this nation. Through Moses God gave Israel His moral laws, but he did more than that, He told them that if they violated His law that they would pay certain penalties. One of Godís commands was that every seven years they were not to farm the land for a year, they were to let it lie fallow. He promised them that if they would keep this command that He would increase their produce in the sixth year to cover the seventh year. Israel never once followed through this command, so God told Israel through His prophet Jeremiah that for every seventh year they did not obey this command that they would be in captivity to Babylon, meaning taken out of the land of Israel into Babylon. This took place in 606 BC. They had not obeyed this command for 490 years, so they were held captive by Babylon for 70 years.

"And this whole land shall be a desolation and a horror, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years."  (Jeremiah 25:11)

True to Godís word, in another prophecy He declared that through His servant Cyrus of Persia, who hadnít even been born yet, that he would release Israel at the end of the 70 years to go back to the land of Israel.

"It is I who says of Cyrus, ĎHe is My shepherd and he will perform all My desire.í and he declares of Jerusalem, ĎShe will be built,í and of the temple, ĎYour foundation will be laid.í" (Isaiah 44:28)

Years later when Cyrus was king, Ezra, a current prophet of Yehovah, recorded Cyrusís decree concerning the Jews and Jerusalem in Ezra 1:3,

"Whoever there is among you of all His people, may his Elohim be with him! Let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and rebuild the house of Yehovah, the Elohim of Israel; He is the Elohim who is in Jerusalem."

Unfortunately all of Israel did not obey God in this decree to return to the land of Israel. Out of millions, only 50,000 returned. They enjoyed the pagan life style in Babylon too much. For other pagan sins they committed while in the land of Israel before their captivity to Babylon, God said through Ezekiel in Ezekiel 4:3-6 that Israel would be punished for 390 years plus 40 years equaling 430 solar years (by Jewish Calendar 360 days verses our 365 1/4 days a year). Their punishment would be world wide captivity. God warned Israel through Moses that if they did not repent of His punishment of them for a deed, that He would then punish them 7 times more for their sins. In Leviticus 26:18 Moses wrote,

"If also after these things, you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins."

After 70 years of punishment Israel did not repent and so God true to His Word punished them 7 times more for their sins which was 7 times the remaining 360 years (430 minus 70) which equals 2,520 biblical years from 536 B.C. which equals 2,483.8 calendar years. 2,483.8 years minus 536.4 B.C. years equals 1,947.4 years A.D. There was no zero year from 1 B.C. to 1 A.D., so you add one more year which brings it to May 14, 1948. On May 14, 1948 the Jews proclaimed their independence and the rebirth of the nation of Israel confirmed by the United Nations. God fulfilled these prophecies to the month, day and year, to the very letter (Matthew 5:17-19). God speaking through His prophet Isaiah said concerning the fulfillment of this prophecy:

"Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons" (Isaiah 66:8).

There are many other amazing prophecies concerning Israel which concerns our day today. Note for example Zechariah 14:2-4:

"For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished, and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. Then Yehovah will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south."

The Bible tells us that in the last days Jerusalem will become a heavy weight upon the nations of the world and that all nations will be drawn to Jerusalem.

"Thus says Adonai-Yehovah, ĎThis is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her.í" (Ezekiel 5:5)

Israel "who live at the center of the world." (Ezekiel 38:12)

"The burden of the Word-of-Yehovah [Jesus is the Word] concerning Israel. Thus declares Yehovah [Jesus is Yehovah] who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him, Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. And it will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it." (Zechariah 12:1-3) (Notes also John 1:1 and Revelation 19:13)

"And it will come about in that day that I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." (Zechariah 12:9)

"Now this will be the plague with which Yehovah will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth." (Zechariah 14:12)

Right now the nations are gathering against Israel in the middle east and in the United nations. The Arabs (who are actually Israelís cousins through Abraham's son Ishmael) are bent on pushing Israel into the sea. What does the Bible say will bring about Jesusí second coming, His return to earth? This is it, His people Israel and Zechariah tells us that it will be the nations of the world trying to destroy Israel and it will happen as a result of their battling over the city of Jerusalem. That has been the issue of the past year, Jerusalem, and is right now at this writing (November, 2000). Their leadership has declared that Jerusalem will be the capital of Palestine. All the other surrounding Arab nations have made their declaration in agreement. Jesus is coming soon, very soon. Jesus said in Luke 21:28 "But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your head, because your redemption is drawing near."

The above passage in Zechariah states that Jesus will land on the mount of Olives. Jesus when He ascended to heaven did so from on top of the Mountain of Olives. Note what the angels told Jesusí disciples after He ascended to heaven in the New Testament:

"And after he had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was departing, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them; and they also said, 'Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.'" (Acts 1:9-11)

The Prophet Malachi writes about this day:

"ĎAnd Yehovah, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,í says Yehovah-of-hosts. ĎBut who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refinerís fire and like fullersí soap.í" (Malachi 3:1-2)

There are many sober passages which talk about the Lordís return and what will take place just before His return and after. See the following passages:

Genesis 12:3
Isaiah 60:12, 14
Zechariah 12:9, 14:12
Genesis 13:15, 17:8
Isaiah 60:21-22
Jeremiah 7:7
Ezekiel 38-39
Zechariah 12-14

The fulfillment of Prophecies in the Bible is Godís proof to us of who He is, of who the one and only true God is, of who His true messengers are and what is truly His Word. Note what God says through Moses is the test of a true prophet of Him:

"But the prophet who shall speak a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he shall speak in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. And you may say in your heart, ĎHow shall we know the word which Yehovah has not spoken?í When a prophet speaks in the name of Yehovah, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which Yehovah has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him." (Deut 18:20-22)

Jesus said in John 13:19 "From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I AM." Jesus gave prophecies of His coming death, crucifixion and resurrection so they would believe that He is Yehovah God in the flesh. John the Apostle wrote in John 2:22 after Jesusí death, burial and resurrection: "When therefore He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had spoken." This is how we know that the Bible is Godís Holy word and Godís Holy word alone and that Jesus Christ is the one and only true God and the only way to God who in time became man to save us from our sins. And in light of the fulfillment of Bible prophecies in our day concerning modern Israel, know that Jesusí second coming is very soon, sooner than any of us realize.

There are hundreds of other prophecies in the Bible. I sight many of these in Chapter 6 of this Section titled Absolutely Reliable Prophetically.

No other religious books of any other faith have prophecies about the future. Only the Bible does and God says He tells us what is to come so we will know

  1. Who the one and only true God is: Yehovah Elohim, Jesus Christ of Nazareth

  2. Who His true prophets are

  3. And what is truly His Word: The Judeo-Christian Bible.

Again asking the question "How do we know that what the Bible teaches about creation, the creation of man, manís fall, the flood, what Jesus claimed about Himself and all other recorded events in the Bible are true and that the Bible and the Bible ALONE is the ONLY written Word of God to man?" We know it is true because Jesus is true, and we know Jesus is true because He came back from the dead Physically alive to prove to us that it is true and because of all the fulfilled prophecies in the Bible which is Godís signature to the Judeo-Christian Bible being His Word and His Word alone. No other religious founder or scientist of history can make these claims. Their founders died and were buried. There are no prophecies in their books that have been fulfilled confirming God had anything to do with them. God says in His word in Isaiah 8:19-20,

"And when they say to you, ĎConsult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,í should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn." (Isaiah 8:19-20)

The Law and the testimony is referring to the Bible. Jesus said in John 8:47 "He who is of God hears the words of God." Jesus said if you want to be of the One and ONLY true God, then read His word: The Judeo-Christian Bible; because these are His words, His words alone. Jesus said in Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away." Jesus Christ of Nazareth is Yehovah, Elohim, El-Shaddai, our God, Creator, and Savior in the flesh.

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