Culture is interesting. It often pushes back on what it does not understand – or on what doesn’t fit into the dominant or trending worldview – especially on “hot topic” issues.
I blog (obviously). I don’t currently Vlog (Video Blog). So this blog gives expression to the things I’d like to communicate; it’s my voice in written form. I’ve had discussions about one’s ‘Ontic Referent’ & have also written about it, here.
I’ve often gotten involved in a theological conversation, especially in church, and mentioned “Oh, I just said that on my Apologetics Blog.” The other person knows it’s “in writing” – but it’s my writing – so I’ve “said” it . . . without speaking it.
That being said – I’ll sometimes get someone who says “Jesus never said that!” And, if they mean “never uttered those exact words” – they ’re technically correct. However, let’s look at the Gospel of John
John 1:1-4 The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were created through Him, and without Him nothing was created that was created. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.
Jesus, “The Word” (another name for Jesus) became flesh). He (Jesus) is God & has been God from the beginning. All things, which would include God’s Word (which is also Jesus’ Word) were created through Him.
So whether one is reading the written words of Jesus in the Old Testament – OR Jesus’ actual spoken words in the New Testament – one is reading the words of Jesus, a.k.a. the Word.
Often, Jesus did not directly address certain issues because they had already been addressed . . . in His Word within the Old Testament. There was therefore no need to repeat Himself.
Thus, regarding culture, be careful of the things you think Jesus didn’t say – because if it’s in the Bible . . . Jesus said it. He communicated it to us.