Did The Exodus Happen?

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Secular archaeologists claim that the crossing of the Red Sea never occurred. They deny Moses’ account of the Book of Exodus and they even deny Moses’ authorship of the Pentateuch. 

Let us see what the Scripture has to say.

Numbers 33:1-2 

“These were the stages of the Israelites’ journey when they went out of the land of Egypt by their military divisions under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. 2 At the Lord’s command, Moses wrote down the starting points for the stages of their journey; these are the stages listed by their starting points: 3 They traveled from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the month. On the day after the Passover the Israelites went out defiantly in the sight of all the Egyptians.

The LORD God Himself told Moses to write down the event that took place, The Exodus of the Jewish people from the land of Egypt.

Jesus not only affirmed The Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, but He said…

…John 5:46-47 

46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me. 47 But if you don’t believe what he wrote, how will you believe my words?”

If a person rejects the Old Testament how can they believe the New Testament? The O.T. prophesied of the coming Messiah and His death on the cross and His resurrection [Isaiah 53, Psalms 22:16, Psalms 16:10].  

A rejection of Moses’ writings [Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy] is an indirect denial of the Gospel and the rest of the New Testament writings. The God of the O.T. is the same God of the N.T. and both are God’s Word. To believe in Jesus, we must accept the whole Bible as the truth. The Pentateuch, the Book of Daniel 9:26-27, Isaiah 53 and others all affirm the N.T. 

Jesus gave a story [Luke 16:19-31] of what happened to a person that rejected the O.T. which by the way, I believe that it was not a parable because the characters that were mentioned are real people. The story is about two men, one man was named Lazarus who was very poor and would beg the rich man for some scraps of food that fell from his table to be feed, but the rich man refused to help him. The time came for both men to die. Lazarus who accepted the Lord as revealed in the O.T. got saved. While the rich man went to hell for rejecting the Word of God. In hell, the rich asked if Lazarus can be resurrected and sent to his brothers to help them believe the truth and not go to hell. This was the reply he got…

Luke 16:29-31

29 “But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’

30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said. ‘But if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

31 “But he told him, ‘If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.’”

A person who rejects the Bible, no miracle, how great or small will convince him or her of Jesus Christ being the only way to the Father.  We must understand that a rejection of any part of the Bible is a denial of Jesus’ sovereignty.

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Jude 1:2-To Obtain Good Qualities

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2 Mercy to you and peace and love be multiplied.

  • Mercy-Have compassion for others.
  • Peace-Trust and know that God is in control.
  • Love-Love the Lord with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. A person loves the Lord by obeying the Scriptures. And loving your neighbor is by telling him the good news.

May these qualities overflow in you for the benefit of others.

Jude 1:1-Chosen And Loved By God

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1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ

Jude in Hebrew is Judas who was a brother of James and who was the brother Jesus as seen in Matthew 13:55 which says, “55 Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?”

“to those who are called” is in reference to the elect, who responded to the Lord’s invitation to be their savior.

Those with eternal life are “sanctified by God the Father” because they live for Him and are “kept for Jesus Christ” which means that they will not lose their salvation [John 10:28-30].