demonstrated that the evidence of the record of the New Testament
establishes Jesus' identity as the Son of God along with His authority
as the preeminent source of divine truth we can turn back to the
record of the New Testament to see what Jesus taught about the many
important issues of life which affect all of us today. However,
the first and most important issue to learn about in this regard
is the origin and nature of scripture. What did Jesus, the only
reliable reference point of truth, teach about this important topic?
the case of the Old Testament scriptures we find that Jesus recognized
them, not as the mere writings of devout men, but as the very words
of God to be believed and obeyed in all things. While the New Testament
was not yet written we find that Jesus laid the foundation for these
scriptures in what He taught and committed to the care of His Apostles.
On the basis of His promises that His word's would never pass away
and of divine guidance for those He chose to represent Him we can
be assured that the written record we have received from the pens
of the Apostles in the pages of the New Testament is also nothing
less than the very word's and commandments of God.