Talks for Growing Christians
Once Again The Jews Attempt to Stone Jesus
Lesson Number 50
- The Lord Jesus believed in the inerrancy of Scripture.
- The Lord Jesus used common sense and avoided danger.
- There’s more than one Biblical answer you can give the religious critic.
- How does the Lord defuse the crowd in this situation?
- Which verse in this section shows that the Lord Jesus believed in the inerrancy of Scripture?
- Is the Bible historically and scientifically accurate?
- Did the Lord Jesus throw common sense to the wind when the Jews sought to kill Him?
- He uses a fine point, a technicality of the law to defuse the crowd by quoting Psalm 82:6 (John 10:34-36). In context, human judges are referred to and called gods. If human judges are called gods, then certainly to refer to Himself as the Son of God was not blasphemy.
- John 10:35. Our Lord’s high view of Scripture included the doctrine of the inerrancy.
- While the purpose of the Bible is not to teach history or science, it will not be in error in these fields.
- No, He escaped and went away from danger. He knew that this was not His time for the cross.
- Are you fully persuaded that the Bible is not in error? This is a very important doctrine. Because the Bible is the word of God, it does not lie. There are no errors in the Bible because it was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
- The answer that Jesus gave in John 10:34-36 defused a volatile situation. Sometimes an unexpected answer to critics can change the tenor of a situation. Review some of the suggestions in the Practical Application of this lesson. Be careful, however, that you have a right attitude.
- At some time in your life you may find that the Lord has allowed you to be in a dangerous situation for His sake – in fact He may even call you to be a martyr for the sake of the gospel! But a point drawn from this passage is that you shouldn’t try to get yourself killed! We should use our common sense and avoid danger when we can.
- “The scripture cannot be broken.” John 10:35
- “Believe the works (if not Me), that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” John 10:38