The Biblical Basis for Christian Heritage

7/9/2017

The Biblical Basis for Christian Heritage

Heritage Is What Christianity Is ALL ABOUT!
Ephesians 1:11  In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will…

The Whole Ministry Of The Lord Is Centered On The Fulfillment Of Scriptural Promises
Luke 24:44-46  He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day…

The Whole Christian Faith Is Based In Biblical Facts of History
John 20:30-31  Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ (chosen, anointed), the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name!

The Apostles Recognized the Savior Because Of Jewish (Messianic) Heritage/Promise
John 1:45  Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote–Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

Scriptural Truth Is Considered To Be Sufficient For Eternity
Luke 16:22-29  …the rich man died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire… Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. Besides all this, a great chasm has been fixed between us, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’  “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them…

God’s Intention For The Gospel Has Always Been Global
Isaiah 49:1&6  Listen, O islands, (distant lands) unto Me; and hearken, ye people, from afar; The LORD hath called Me from the womb; from the bowels of My mother hath He made mention of My Name…and He said, It is too small a thing that Thou shouldest be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob only: I will also make Thee to be a light to the Gentiles, that Thou mayest show My salvation unto the ends of the earth!

When Confronted With God’s New Direction At The Birth Of The Church Israel Was Reminded Of Its Heritage & History With The Lord
Acts 7:1-54

Israel’s Prophets Constantly Called Israel Back To Its Biblical Heritage
Isaiah 8:19-20  When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,” 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 light in them!

All People Receive Jewish Heritage Because His Word Went Out
Romans 11:11-12  …because of their transgression (rejection of Christ), salvation has come to the Gentiles (the rest of humanity)  to make Israel envious, but if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!

When The Whole World Has Had Total Exposure To The Gospel, The End Will Come
Matthew 24:14  …this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Christian Heritage Keeps Us Secure In The Knowledge Of His Promises
Ephesians 1:11-14  In Him we have obtained inheritance (heritage), having been predestined according to the purpose of Him Who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of His glory.

The Message Of The Gospel Is Both Historical & Prophetic
Revelation 19:9-10 The angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'” He added, “These are the true words of God.”  I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony (History) of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Yet To Come).”

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