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Msg #1951 Wise Men Know Scripture
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
A common Christmas fallacy is in thinking the wise men came to worship the newborn king of the Jews simply because they saw his star in the east. Wise men are wiser than that, and know things about the promised Messiah because God reveals himself in written words, infallible, inerrant, inspired, and preserved to every generation, written words; Praise the Lord! They were Bible wise men for two reasons, they feared the LORD God (Prov 1:7), and they studied and rightly divided the word of truth (2Tim2:15,3:16-17). Would that every Christian were so wise. These men had the Scriptures that Daniel had in the seventy year Babylonian captivity. Daniel knew from David's second psalm, already copied over and over for four-hundred years, that Messiah would be the only begotten Son of God; he told King Neb, who saw the fourth man in the fire. (Modernist ecumenical translators suppose he could not have known, and consequently miss-translate Daniel 3:25!) In Daniel's day the books of the Holy Bible were being collected and accurately copied as the Law (Torah), the Prophets (Nevi'im), and the Writings (Kethuvim). He had the book written by Micah, in fact he was only missing the eight post-exile books. There is every reason to believe that Hebrew copies of the thirty-one other books were left in the hands of “wise men” of the Medio-Persian Empire. Wise men, then, would have expected Messiah's arrival 483 years after Xerxes' decree to rebuild Jerusalem (Dan 9:25). The star they saw was only a confirmation for them to go and worship the Messiah. Ecumenical scholars suppose this is a man-made, man-collected, man-preserved book. It says otherwise repeatedly. Who are you going to believe? Indeed, John 3:16-18 begs the same question. An out-loud and personal response is required in Romans 10:9-10. Merry Christmas.
An Essay for week #51 Dec 22, 2019
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