to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the commandment of our Lord and Savior spoken through your apostles.
But you, dear friends, must remember the statements and predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah.
It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to know it and turn their backs on the holy commandment that was committed to them.
I bowed down at his feet to worship him, but he told me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who rely on what Jesus is saying. Worship God, because what Jesus is saying is the spirit of prophecy!"
Then, beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them all the passages of Scripture about himself.
Then he told them, "These are the words that I spoke to you while I was still with you that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms had to be fulfilled."
This is how God fulfilled what he had predicted through the voice of all the prophets that his Messiah would suffer.
He must remain in heaven until the time of universal restitution, which God announced long ago through the voice of his holy prophets.
"Indeed, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who followed him, also announced these days.
All the prophets testify to this: everyone who believes in Jesus receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
So they set a day to meet with Paul and came out in large numbers to see him where he was staying.
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the Messiah Jesus himself being the cornerstone.
Even the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours, carefully researched and investigated this salvation.
Therefore we regard the message of the prophets as confirmed beyond doubt, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp that is shining in a gloomy place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Think of our Lord's patience as facilitating salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him.
We belong to God. The person who knows God listens to us. Whoever does not belong to God does not listen to us. This is how we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.