Monday, February 18, 2013

The Five Witnesses To The Truth Of Christ

The Jews were given within the Mosaic Law certain methodologies to validate truth. Our legal system is based in large part on the Mosaic Law. There are two basic Rules of evidence, for which a particular event can be validated. If it can be recreated, such as a scientific experiment we use the results of the experiment. For historical events that cannot be recreated eyewitnesses are used.
Numbers 35:30 Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.

Deut 17:6-7 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.
Deut 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Christ uses the same concept of validating truth through multiple witnesses and declares the same method to the Pharisees to prove that He is God.

The Jews were well aware of the method using witnesses to verify truth. Jesus uses Five (5) independent validations of Himself as God the Messiah.

1. The first one is of confirming the work God the Father in Himself.

2. The second one is the witness of John the Baptist.

3. The third is the testimony of His miracles.

4. The forth was Jesus declaring that God’s Doctrine is independent of man.

5. Finally Jesus asks them to confirm His claims from Scripture.