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Many Christians consider the four gospels to be the pinnacle of God’s revelation to man. The reasoning behind this approach is that, while the rest of the Bible speaks about Jesus Christ, the Gospels contain the words of Jesus Christ. Such reasoning, though seemingly logical, is faulty.
From the time when the promise of a Messiah was first given in Genesis, we can read about the promised Redeemer, and indeed, some of the foretelling in the Old Testament regarding his nature and his mission is truly astounding in its precision and accuracy. And the words of Jesus, recorded in the Gospels, speak even more clearly about his sacrifice on our behalf and the church that he would subsequently build.
However, the full declaration of what his perfect work had purchased was still not completely revealed on the day when our Lord ascended into heaven. Nor was it made known a few days later, on the day of Pentecost, when the promised church began. Rather, this revelation was given years after, to a most unlikely candidate.