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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5624 witnesses, to Jesus Christ
5624 witnesses, to Jesus Christ

5624 witnesses, to Jesus Christ

The NT identifies a variety of witnesses to Jesus Christ, who confirm his identity and importance. It also stresses the importance of believers bearing witness to Christ in the world.

The witness of the OT

Ac 26:22-23 See also Lk 24:27; Jn 5:39-40; Heb 12:1-2

The witness of John the Baptist

Jn 1:6-8 See also Mt 3:1-3; Isa 40:3; Mt 3:11-12 pp Mk 1:7-8 pp Lk 3:15-18; Jn 1:15,19-31; Jn 3:26-30; Jn 5:33-35

The witness of the Holy Spirit

Jn 15:26 See also Ac 5:32; Ro 8:16; 1Jn 5:6-9

The witness of the Father

Jn 8:18 See also Mt 3:17 pp Mk 1:11 pp Lk 3:22; Mt 17:5 pp Mk 9:7 pp Lk 9:35; Jn 5:37-38

The witness of Jesus Christ to himself

Jn 5:36; Jn 8:14 See also Jn 13:13; Jn 14:11

The witness of Jesus Christ’s miracles

Jn 14:11 See also Jn 10:25; Jn 15:24

The witness of the first Christians

Commissioned by Jesus Christ Ac 1:8 The cost of being a witness to Jesus Christ: Mt 10:17-20; Lk 21:12-13; Ac 4:18-21
Lk 1:1-2; Lk 24:48; Jn 15:27; Ac 1:21-22; Ac 2:32; Ac 4:33; Ac 13:31 The commissioning of Paul: Ac 9:5-6; Ac 22:14-15; Ac 23:11; Ac 26:16
Heb 2:3; 1Pe 5:1; 2Pe 1:16; 1Jn 1:1

The witness of converts

1Pe 3:15-16 See also 2Ti 1:8

See also

1690word of God
2351Christ, miracles
2422gospel, confirmation
3293Holy Spirit, witness of
5098John the Baptist
5565suffering of believers
8787opposition to God

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