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.
The foundational material,
the basics, for every biblical doctrine can be found in
the writings of Moses, more specifically in the book of
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
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
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.