There can be no Christianity without Christ. Orthodoxy of any person, or any church, can be settled upon this question: What think ye of Christ?
We wonder why the modernists of today try to lay Christ low. There are those who try to prove that He never existed. In one great university, a certain professor went to lengths to prove that Christ was only a figment of the mind. After many lectures, he completed his tirade, and then asked for comments. One student humbly asked, “If Christ never existed, why are you attacking Him?”
Why do not the enemies leave Him alone if He never existed? Why have anything to do with Him if He never rose from the dead? But He does exist; He has been resurrected; He ever lives!
Who is He? has been the question for two thousand years. We have the testimonies and confessions of men who saw Him: John the Baptist — “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29); “I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God” (John 1:34); Andrew —“We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ” (John 1:41); Philip — “We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph” (John 1:45); Peter — “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16).
Among the people there was division caused by this question, Who is He? “Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth, this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him” (John 7:40-43). See also John 9:17, 18; 10: 9-20; Luke 5: 21.
Men questioned the deity of Christ, but the demons never did. They acknowledged Him as being their Creator and coming Judge: “And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?” (Matthew 8:29).
At the trial of the Lord Jesus, this same question predominated: “And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest” (Matthew 27:11). See also Matthew 26:63; Luke 22:67, 70.
And as He hung upon the Cross, the question still agitated the minds of his enemies: “And they that passed by reviled him…saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross” (Matthew 27:39-40).
The primary witness however is the infallible Word of God. And with its pages containing the very Words of God, (“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)) millions upon millions, over the history of God’s people, have had the instruction and comfort of having God’s Word to turn to in order to learn God’s revelation to man. And from beginning to end we have its revelation of Christ (or Messiah). Firstly, the prophecies promising His two-fold coming into our world, and secondly, the record of His first advent into our world, and the confirmation of the second advent.
As we have the testimonies and confessions of those who saw Him, we ourselves who trust Him, and love Him, have the Witness (Holy Spirit) within that He is the Christ, the Son of the living God: “For he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” (John 14:17b); “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.” (1 Corinthians 12:3). “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:” (Romans 8:14-16).
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Table Of Content
The Two Natures of Christ.
The Humanity Of Christ
The Deity Of Christ
The Incarnation of Christ
Names and Titles of Christ.
E. Jesus Christ.
F. Christ Jesus.
G. The Lord Jesus Christ.
H. I Am.
I. The Son of God.
J. The Son of Man.
K. The Son of Abraham.
L. The Son of David.
M. The Son of the Highest.
N. Second Man.
O. Last Adam.
P. The Word.
The Death of Christ.
A. The Fact of the Death.
B. The Form of the Death.
C. The Unscriptural Theories Concerning the Death.
D. The Scriptural Names of the Death.
E. The Objectives of the Death.
F. The Extent of the Death.
G. The Results of the Death.
The Resurrection of Christ.
A. The Importance of the Resurrection.
B. The Meaning of the Resurrection.
C. The Unscriptural Theories Concerning the Resurrection.
D. The Proofs of the Resurrection.
E. The Result of the Resurrection.
The Ascension and Enthronement of Jesus Christ.
A. The Meaning of the Ascension and Enthronement.
B. The Message of the Ascension and Enthronement.
C. The Nature of the Ascension and Enthronement.
D. The Necessity of the Ascension and Enthronement.
E. The Purpose of the Ascension and Enthronement.
F. The Results of the Ascension and Enthronement.
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