Monday, June 26, 2006

My wife and I have been reading through the Book of John (New Testament). It has been a rewarding experience. I am amazed how this particular Gospel seems to address postmodernism and modern gnosticism. One section really has me excited. John 1:51 states, "And He said to him, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, you shall see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.'"
Compare this to Genesis 28:12; "And he (Jacob) had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it."
Jesus is saying that he is the ladder in Jacob's dream. This statement is amplified when Jesus later says, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me"(Jn. 14:6). It is also a beautiful reminder that the Old Testament remains completely valid. Christians are able to look at this earlier testament and see Christ in its pages. Who knew that the ladder in Jacob's dream was actually a prophecy of the coming Messiah?


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