Had Ye Believed Moses
by Arlen L. Chitwood


   Foreword     Chapter 1      Chapter 2

   Chapter 3     Chapter 4      Chapter 5


   Chapter 6     Chapter 7      Chapter 8  


   Chapter 9    Chapter 10    Chapter 11


   Chapter 12  Chapter 13    Chapter 14


   Chapter 15   Appendix

   Documents in  Microsoft Word Format:

   Foreword     Chapter 1      Chapter 2

   Chapter 3     Chapter 4      Chapter 5

   Chapter 6     Chapter 7      Chapter 8

   Chapter 9     Chapter 10    Chapter 11

   Chapter 12   Chapter 13    Chapter 14

   Chapter 15    Appendix

   Study/Review Questions for download


As the Church nears the end of the present dispensation, the damaging work produced by the leaven placed in the three measures of meal very early in the dispensation (Matthew 13:33) has resulted in the prophesied Laodicean state of the Church (Revelation 3:14-21).  This, in turn, has resulted in a generation of Christians who know not Moses (cf. Exodus 1:8).


The foundational material, the basics, for every biblical doctrine can be found in the writings of Moses, more specifically in the book of Genesis.  And when earlier revelation is not known or understood, an individual lacks the proper foundation to correctly understand later revelation.  Such an individual finds himself in a similar position to that seen among the Jewish people in Israel at Christ’s first coming.


Jesus speaking to the Jewish people at this time said,


For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.


But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words? (John 5:46, 47).


Moses not only wrote about Christ, but the things that he wrote were about and perfectly in line with the things that Christ was proclaiming to the Jewish people.  Or, to turn that around, the things that Christ was proclaiming to the Jewish people were about and perfectly in line with that which Moses had previously written.


That seen in the writings of Moses and that seen in the New Testament (the Gospels, the book of Acts, the Epistles, and the book of Revelation) deal with exactly the same thing.  The foundational material is to be found in the writings of Moses, and the New Testament writers simply wrote about the same thing that Moses had previously written about, building upon previously revealed foundational material.


Thus, to properly understand either section of Scripture — Moses or the New Testament — one must be studied in the light of the other, comparing Scripture with Scripture.


In the grace of our Savior,