“He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all”
Yesterday we learnt about the Lordship of Jesus and its implication in our lives. We’ll continue in that line.
The Lordship of Jesus also finds credence in our theology. In Jesus, not Moses and the prophets, we find the most superior revelation of God there is.
The Apostle Paul told the Church at Colosse to be wary of any teaching, philosophy, teaching or tradition that is not Christ-centred.
He admonished them that everything they believe must be in agreement with “the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God” (Col 2:17-19)
This should be your approach when seeking to understand God. You must look to Jesus.
A lot of people have woven several doctrines from bits and pieces of the Old Testament, even to the point of hinging eternal salvation on things that Jesus and the Apostles never mentioned.
The Old Testament is truly revealed in the New Testament.
Let’s see an example. In Numbers 21, the Israelites had been attacked by serpents. God gave Moses an instruction to carve a serpent so that the people would look up to it and be healed.
It is when you come to the New Testament that you realize that it was a figure.
Here’s what it really meant:
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life” John 3:14-15
Imagine if a sick person today carves a serpent because he wants to be healed, just because he saw it in the bible?
This then means that every theology, every doctrine must have Christ as the Head.