- Rev. Thomas Abraham
The Authenticity of the Bible - Part 3
FALSE STATEMENT 4: Moses’s writings are not from God, but are instead his own instructions to lead a group of unsaved people - FALSE.
I would like to divide the statement aboveinto two parts:
4a. Moses’ writings are not from God, but are instead his own instructions.
4b. Moses led an unsaved group of people, Israel.
4a. Moses’ writings are not from God, but are instead his own - FALSE.
This is an absolute false statement!
Moses had no right to say anything as his own because he was fully under the control of the Lord.
Let's look to the scripture to find out the truth.
Moses’s writings are called “The Pentateuch” – which are the first five books in the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
In the Hebrew Bible, it’s called “The Torah”
Next, Moses was not an ordinary man at all!
Let's find out who Moses really was:
The following scripture proves that Moses was not merely a leader of an unsaved group, but instead he was the mouthpiece of God Almighty.
Moses was known as “the man of God”
Deuteronomy 33:1 – "This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death."
1 Chronicles 23:14 - Psalm 90 heading
He was known as a man of God, not as the son of his parents, not as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, not as the son-in-law of Jethro – and not merely as the leader of an unsaved group.
Even today, he is still known as a man of God – he belongs to God – that means he is God’s property.
Moses was a man who was called by God.
Exodus 3:4 - "When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.”
He was called by God – God called him by his name – no one in the Bible was called in such a way – he saw the fire with his own eyes clearly and he heard the voice of God with his ears distinctly – he got the call of God directly, not in a vision or in a dream.
Moses was a man who spoke with God face to face like a friend.
Exodus 33:11 - "The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend."
No one in the Bible had such a privilege to have such a close relationship with God.
This allowed Moses to become one of the counselors in heaven – Luke 9:29-31
Moses was a man who was faithful in all of God’s house
Moses was commended by God.
The Lord had a testimony for Moses.
From the beginning to the end of his ministry, Moses was faithful – his task was hard, his ministry was demanding, but he remained faithful before God and men.
Moses was a man who was made like God to Pharaoh
Exodus 7:1- "Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh."
The Lord almighty became a man through Moses, like God became a man in Jesus – God dealt with Pharaoh and with Egypt through Moses.
Moses was a man who was considered the greatest prophet in Israel.
Deuteronomy 34:10 - "Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 who did all those signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land. 12 For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel."
In the history of Israel, no other prophet could be compared with Moses – he was the symbol of Jesus Christ - Deuteronomy 18:15
Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.
Numbers 12:3 - "Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth."
A spiritual quality of his life was humility.
This is the testimony of the Lord about Moses
Moses was the mediator and the redeemer of the Old Testament church.
Moses is the symbol of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, the same way that Jesus is the mediator and the redeemer of the New Testament Church
Hebrews 9:15 – 12:24
1 Corinthians 10:2-3.
Moses was the one who came to the mountaintop to talk with Jesus as a representative of heaven.
Luke 9: 29-31 - "As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. 31 They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem."
Moses came with Elijah to talk about the suffering of the Messiah in Jerusalem - Luke 9:29-31
Finally, Moses is the only person to be buried by God’s own hand.
Deuteronomy 34:5-6 - "And Moses the servant of the Lord died there in Moab, as the Lord had said. 6 He (God) buried him in Moab,"
The above scripture proved that Moses was not merely a leader of an unsaved group, rather he was the mouthpiece of God Almighty.
Do not underestimate the authority that Moses was given by the Lord.
Moses cannot be wrong in any way since he was the shadow of the coming Messiah.