"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What is the Bible about?

Who said this?

"We believe that all the Scriptures center about the Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work in His first and second coming, and hence that no portion, even of the Old Testament, is properly read, or understood, until it leads to Him."


CMWoodall said...

Article I of the DTS doctrinal statement

what is my prize?

Jared Nelson said...

No, that can't be right.

Someone better tell the BE Department. They'd be shocked!

M. Jay Bennett said...

Yep. This was my opening illustration for one of my sermons in the preaching class. After we were told that Proverbs was not about Jesus I had to lead with this.

CMWoodall said...

Who wrote this?
The Church, as early as apostolic times, and then constantly in her Tradition, has illuminated the unity of the divine plan in the two Testaments through typology, which discerns in God's works of the Old Covenant prefigurations of what he accomplished in the fullness of time in the person of his incarnate Son...Christians therefore read the Old Testament in the light of Christ crucified and risen. Such typological reading discloses the inexhaustible content of the Old Testament; but it must not make us forget that the Old Testament retains its own intrinsic value as Revelation reaffirmed by our Lord himself. Besides, the New Testament has to be read in the light of the Old. Early Christian catechesis made constant use of the Old Testament. As an old saying put it, the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.

Jared Nelson said...

Since it seems to rely too heavily on types rather than Biblical theology, I'd guess some dispensationalist.