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How Shall Jesus Tell Us Of Heavenly Things?

Gods says,

“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they *were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.

John 21:25

Christians believe if  something isn’t  found in the Bible then it cannot be of God.  However, as  we see from the scripture above,  Jesus did many other things that were not written in the scriptures.

The Bible does not contain everything Jesus did or will do

When God writes about a certain event everything He says is true.  God cuts through the fog of circumstances and people to present the truth of what really happened.  However, our Lord does not write everything that happens.  We often get the “Cliff Notes” version.  Moreover, God deals with every nation of the world not just Israel.  God chose Israel, but still works with those who are not of the seed of Abraham. Balaam and the talking donkey is one example.  I

For instance, approximately 1600 years of pre-flood history is summed up in the first few chapters of the book of Genesis.  This is like condensing the history of the world from the Roman Emperor Constantine to present day in a book the size of a small pamphlet.  lots of things happened during that time.  Many people lived and died before Noah ever set foot in the Ark.  Yet God has only chosen to tell about a very small portion of it summing the entire history of the world up until that point by saying,

“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

Genesis 6:5

God is greater than the Bible

In this essay, I demonstrate that God is more than His written word.  The Bible is about God, but doesn’t contain all that He is.  People assume if they cannot find an example of something the Holy Spirit is doing presently, written in the Bible historically, then it cannot be of God.  However Jesus said,

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

John 14:12

Jesus tells us that we will do works not written in the Bible.

The Author of the Bible is greater than His written word

Christians believe the scriptures for they are the revealed word of God.  However, mature saints know our Father to be greater than our understanding.  Though God doesn’t violate His word, He is not constrained by it either.  God can’t be boxed into a corner by our doctrine.  God is not limited by anything because He is sovereign.  The Word serves God and not the other way around.

Finally, God says,

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”

1 Corinthians 13:11,12

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