"Understandest thou what thou readest?"
So asked Philip of one who was diligently searching the scriptures.
"How can I," came the answer, "except some man should guide me."
Jesus said: "Search the scriptures," and gave the promise, "Whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived."
Today the Lord's command is: "Teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom."
This Doctrinal New Testament Commentary is designed to enable gospel students to learn and live the doctrines of the New Testament; to grasp the greatness and glory of our Lord's mortal ministry; to comprehend the doctrines of the Master Teacher and of those commissioned by him to reveal pure religion to the world.
Salvation centers in Christ. He is the Creator and Redeemer; the Way and the Truth; the Light of the World; the One Man who could say: "Follow thou me."
Most of our knowledge of his earth-bound ministry is contained in the four Gospels. It is devoutly hope that this Commentary will help make the Gospels a living reality in the lives of gospel scholars, that it will help them understand what they read. Jesus himself is real; the Gospels are his life story; of him they teach and testify; and a knowledge of them is essential to salvation.