Stopocalypse — We Are Going The Wrong Way!
In a recent television advertisement, which I used as an example of a rhetorical technique in a previous post, the runners are trying to get the earth spinning again. However, they are all running the wrong direction. Kevin Hart tries to tell everyone that they must turn around and run in the opposite direction in order to get the earth spinning clockwise! Finally, when the news reporter announces that they are going the wrong direction, Kevin Hart repeatedly shouts — “I knew it! I knew it! I knew I was right!”
Listen to MacArthur’s clip from a message on October 9, 2018 — “The Clarity of Scripture.” = link to the full message.
This video clip on Christological Preaching begins at the 23-minute mark of the full presentation!
Here is a truncated transcript from that portion in the session on Christological Preaching . . . .
all they could do was misunderstand it was
impossible for them to understand
because there was no New Testament so
you don’t have progressive revelation at
all the Bible doesn’t go from from error to truth
it goes from incompleteness to completeness
it’s progressive revelation
but it is revelation.
One of the most potent arguments concerning the modern-day Christological movement to see Christ in all the Scriptures is that the Old Testament would have little meaning to the Old Testament saints since they lacked the New Testament perspective we have — looking back.
What did they find helpful, comforting, instructive, doctrinal, reproving, corrective as they learned about God and His ways throughout the twenty-seven books of the Old Testament? Or were they just left befuddled by it all?
There is no doubt that some passages left them befuddled and some passages in both the Old & New Testament still leave us befuddled today. Nevertheless, was there no practical value or so-called “moralisms” which helped them live life in a way which pleased Jehovah?
Could they read the accounts of Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Daniel, David, Nehemiah, Shadrack-Meshack-Abednego, Mordecai, Solomon, Saul, etc. and find some practical value in how to live life as a believer? — even though they did not understand the coming of Christ in all the fullness we have today — nor did even the disciples of the Lord’s day!
Stopocalypse: We Are Going The Wrong Way!
Finally, someone with a far wider audience — such as John MacArthur — is pointing out the error of a hermeneutic which sees and imposes Christ in all the Scripture.
As I stated . . . .
All Scripture Assumes Christ,
But Not All Scripture Is Specifically About Christ!