If you ever get a hole in one, I hope you have some witnesses. My cousin Brent hit a perfect tee shot when we were teenagers. Fortunately, my Uncle Dave was there with him to watch it hit the green and roll into the cup. I’m sure it happens quite regularly that people are out golfing alone and sink that once-in-a-lifetime hole in one. It’s always going to be a little suspect if no one was there to validate your claim.
There’s a Bible principle that says “only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses” could a case be established (Deuteronomy 19:15). In John 5:31-46, Jesus presents not “two or three” but five witnesses that bear testimony to his saving identity: John the Baptist, miracles, the Father, the Scriptures, and Moses.
John the Baptist appears in the New Testament, but he’s really more of an Old Testament prophet. People came from all over to hear his fiery message of repentance. He pointed not to himself but to Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29).
Also pointing to Jesus’ true identity were the miracles He performed. He had just healed a paralyzed man, fulfilling Scriptures like Isaiah 35:6. Soon He would raise Lazarus and Himself from the dead.
The third Witness is God the Father, who declared at Jesus’ baptism, “This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17).
A fourth witness was the Old Testament, which pointed toward a greater Prophet, Priest, and King. Jesus was all that and more.
And finally, there was Moses, pointing to Christ 14 centuries before Jesus’ birth. Five key witnesses all testifying to this: Jesus alone can save your soul. So you too can be whole in One.