Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Infallible Saviour

We studied some words today, one of which was infallible. Good word.

INFAL'LIBLE, a. [L. fallo.]

1. Not fallible; not capable of erring; entirely exempt from liability to mistake; applied to persons. No man is infallible; to be infallible is the prerogative of God only.

2. Not liable to fail, or to deceive confidence; certain; as infallible evidence; infallible success.

To whom he showed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs--

It comes from a Latin word: fallo, fallere... an intransitive verb that means to deceive, cheat, beguile; to disappoint, fail, betray; to break (as in breaking a promise), to be mistaken. .

Notice that infallible is the opposite of fallible. So, someone that is infallible cannot deceive. He cannot cheat or beguile. He is not capable of disappointing or failing someone. He would never betray anyone, nor would he break a promise.

Satan is the Deceiver. He is a cheat. He desires to beguile, to disappoint, to betray.

But Jesus is infallible. "To be infallible is the prerogative of God alone."

Jesus showed Himself to be alive with many infallible proofs. Acts 1:3

Jesus promised His disciples that He would see them again. He made a point to go to them after His resurrection. When Thomas missed seeing Him and declared that he would never believe unless he put his hand into the side of His Saviour and touched the nailprints with his own fingers, Jesus graciously showed Himself to be alive for Thomas' sake.

There are nine specific post-resurrection appearances of the Lord Jesus recorded in the Scriptures. He ate with His disciples. He allowed them to hold onto Him. He talked with them, broke bread with them, and "presented Himself alive to them after His suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days . He appeared to James and all the rest of the apostles.

Jesus' resurrection was real. He died, and was buried, and on the third day, He rose again. He presented Himself alive with many infallible proofs. And this same Jesus will come again in glory to reign eternally.

Are you ready?

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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