The language of scripture has no equal.
When we read: ‘And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated, ‘ there is no fantastic description nor an exaggeration of unnecessary words. His age mentioned, and his physical condition. Period. There was no New York Times obituary. God does not flatter. ‘And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.’ Once more, a simple epitaph worthy of God.
Again: ‘Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.’
Take note of the political underpinnings, the positions, and the provable names, only mentioned to set the context in history, Israeli temple life, and geographical accuracies. The Baptist had a father, and John’s arrival was mentioned to give credibility to his voice pointing of one to come. Equally reliable, testable, and provable.
Again: ‘And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.’
Take note. 33 years in Jerusalem; not one reason on earth to doubt or disbelieve this historical record. So when the New Testament opens with this explosion:
‘The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham,’ once more, there is absolutely no reason on earth or hell to disbelieve the factual, actual, historical, provable, and verifiable account of the gospel writer, unless of course, you are of the devious sort that would malign or impugn very good people, and assign to them motives which are only your own, that being of course, nefarious motives.
Here we see the connection between the throne of David, the promises of God through Abraham, and the absolute life and times of the Lord Jesus Christ, all part and parcel of the perfect warp and woof of the holy scriptures; take note it is the holy scriptures, not a word I used to fill in a blank.
Back to Pontius Pilate. Remember when he washed his hands of the matter? Yep, same man as mentioned in Luke. It happened. Christ stood before him like a lamb led to the slaughter. Isaiah wrote of such a day. Pilate had no interest in the 53rd chapter. Yet, the scriptures must be fulfilled. They were. They are. Of course.
It’s all true, the accounts of scripture that is. Say you do not believe it, say you despise it, but please do not embarrass yourself by saying the scriptural narrative cannot be trusted. It is not a modern prophetical weather forecast by the way which are usually wrong. God’s word is not subject to the lies and whims of soothsayers, and is never wrong. Are ya listening? Never wrong.
The throne of David. It is obvious the Lord was denied this rightful place, but there is this slight inconvenience known as time, which is really fleeting, and where as sure as the minutes disappear fast as lightning, He will take His seat according to the scriptures. And the political leaders of the world, and the rumors of wars, will all take a back seat, however good or bad they are.
And oh, then there is this, the most obvious of scientific proof courtesy of the Creator: ‘Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;’ naturally any weekend gardener agrees with this eternal problem, that while we work the ground, those pesky weeds are a gentle reminder of the Creator’s word. (One would think by now that godless evilution would have figured out a way to make God a liar.
And the Creator questions man: ‘Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?’ Words meant to humble the created, if they would but pay attention.
From Genesis, through Exodus and the giving of the law to one nation, and the history of humans in relation to that one nation, through good and bad kings, through faithfulness by God’s people in strange lands, through death and confirmed promises to offspring, to the announcement of judgment, through stupid giants fallen by little stones, to the assault of prophets who merely told the truth, to the writers of the gospels who were eyewitnesses to God’s revelation, to the unmatched truth of the epistles, which proof could never have been devised by mortals, we see the incontrovertible consistency of God’s word.
Then there is always the grace of God, a truth impossible to be found in any of the world’s knock off religions. It’s no wonder that good people simply say ‘Amen.’ Even more so, when the word is not according to godless scientists, not according to Maher, Nye, or Tyson, but according to the scriptures. Ah yes, the only real according that matters.