One argument I have heard people use for their particular viewpoint is that “Jesus never said anything about that.”
Unfortunately, Jesus did not say many things, although many of his statements have a flip side. For example, when he endorses marriage in Matthew chapter 19, he eliminates all other options. Thus, a positive comment contains within itself no possibility of alternative views.
But there is something bigger that must be addressed. That is our view of Scripture. Do we believe what the Bible says about itself?
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16 – NIV 2011)
“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:20-21 – NIV 2011)
The Bible declares that men wrote it through the moving of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, God breathed all the scriptures into existence. It is God’s inspired word for all of humanity.
Now let me take it one step further, if Jesus is “Emmanuel” or “God with Us,” as we say at Christmas. Then ultimately, Jesus, as part of the Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, helped write all the words of Scripture.
Did Jesus say anything about that? Well, if you find it anywhere on the pages of the Bible, then yes. Yes, he did.