Hebrews 1:1-3 (NKJV)
1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Jesus Christ and the New Testament are superior to Moses and the Old Testament.
Jesus Christ and the New Testament are also superior to Mohammad and the Koran
The Superiority of the New Testament over the Old , other writers is because Christ is superior to all else. He alone forgives you now of all of your past sins. Jesus Christ is superior to any and all religions, angels, Prophet, Religious leaders, Jewish leaders , Moses, or man, Caesar and all the many others who have claimed to be God, or his prophets, as they are all dead and Jesus Christ lives on. He is superior to Old Testament Jewish Covenant and the related Temple Sacrifices.
Clearly, the New Testament is superior to the Old Testament and has the authority to interpret it.
In Luke 16:16, we read, “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.” This Scripture teaches that the law and the prophets ended with John the Baptist. Many people take the stand that God just wanted to write another book (or section of a book), but both books still have authority. But the Old and New Testaments are not just books, they are covenants. When a covenant ends, its authority ends. “In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away” (Hebrews 8:13). And it did vanish away soon after this was written when the temple in Jerusalem, which was both central and essential to the Old Covenant, was destroyed in A.D. 70.
Hebrews 9 : “Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building …. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they who are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance” (vv. 11, 14-15). In verses 27-28 he says, “As it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment, so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
Hebrews: “By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament” (7:22); “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people” (8:6-10).
What is the greatest sin a man can commit? Rejecting Christ
Hebrews 10:26-27, 29. Verse 26 says, “If we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.” If a man receives the truth, understands it, and is intellectually convinced of it, yet willfully rejects Christ, what can God do? The writer continues, “But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries…. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” (vv. 27, 29). When someone knows the truth and rejects it, he will face severe punishment.
The next greatest sin a man can commit is to turn away from Jesus Christ willingly after he or she has come to know him personally
Hebrews 12:15-17–“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and by it many be defiled; lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. For ye know how afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected; for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.”
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
1. He spoke to Abraham personally at Mamre. (Gen. 18)
2. … to Jacob in a dream at Bethel. (Gen. 28)
3. … to Moses through the Burning Bush. (Exodus 3)
4. …to Isaiah through visions. (Isa. 6)
5. …to Elijah in a still small voice. (1 Kings 19)
6. …to Hosea through family situations. (Hos. 1:2)
7. …to Amos in a basket of summer fruit. (Amos 8:1)
God spoke in various times and in many ways to His people.
a. He spoke through parables, visions, and types.
b. He spoke through the Law, Prophecy, History, the Psalms, and Poetry.
c. He spoke through signs as Circumcision, the Sabbath, and through Aaron’s Rod that Budded.
d. He spoke through the Passover and the Tabernacle.
e. He spoke through the Patriarchs and the Prophets.
C. God Speaks Through His Son.
“has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;”
God spoke to His people in many and varied ways, but we read in verse 2 that God “has in these last days spoken to us by His Son.”
Jesus Christ Is The Last Prophetic Revelation.
Jesus said, “For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them” (Matthew 13:17).
There can be no other and anyone or anything claiming otherwise is false. Paul says in Galatians 1:8, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”
And in Colossians 2:8, “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.