Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Fourfold Witness

In John 5:31-39 we have what is commonly called Jesus' fourfold witness:
1. v33 John the Baptist
2. v36 The works that Jesus did
3. v37 The Father Himself
4. v39 The scriptures

I believe we need these same four witnesses today:
1. The anointed testimony and anointed teaching of others
2. Signs, wonders, and other compassionate works
3. The internal witness of the Holy Spirit, including dreams and visions
4. The scriptures

Do you believe we need 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or some combination thereof?
Or do you believe we need 1 and 2 and 3 and 4, as I do?

Larry Carroll

12/14/13 - OK, thinking about this further, I will backpedal a bit and say that "1 and 2 and 3 and 4" as stated above, and in that order, is ideal, in my opinion.  However, I realize the Lord God can do whatever He wants and break any pattern I might set up for Him.  So, as an example of doing it differently, I recall hearing about the Lord God (the Lord Jesus) appear to people in dreams as a first witness.  And I rejoice to hear such things!