The Lord Says |

TBC Staff

[TBC: Critics of the Scriptures deny that Moses authored the first five books of the Bible. Some profess to hold the Lord in high esteem. Yet, the Lord emphatically upheld the authorship of Moses.]

Quite different from the view of Leviticus, held by these scholars, is that held by our Saviour. To the first leper whom he healed, he said: "Go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them" (Mark:1:44). The directions referred to are found in the fourteenth chapter of this Book of Leviticus. Jesus here ascribes it to Moses, and he treats the law cited as one still to be enforced. And if this law of the leper was from Moses, so we must suppose the whole book to have been, unless there are some parts which, for special reasons, must be otherwise regarded. Again, when Jesus was called on by a lawyer representing a body of Pharisees, to declare which was the greatest commandment in the law, he gave the first in a quotation from the Book of Deuteronomy (6:5); and the second, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," he took from the Book of Leviticus (19:18). Whom shall we credit with correct knowledge on the subject, Jesus our Lord and Saviour, or our modern destructive critics? (J. W. McGarvey, Short Essays in Biblical Criticism, 1910).