The word “Christology” comes from two Greek words meaning “Christ / Messiah” and “word” – which combine to mean “the study of Christ.” Christology is the study of the Person and work of Jesus Christ. There are numerous important questions that Christology answers: Session 04 Dr. Hocking looks at The Messianic Claims of Christ. A very exciting portion of the class. We are coming to one of the more exciting parts of our study on Christology and that is the Messiah Himself
Christology Session 04 The Messianic Claims of ChristSession 04 Christology Play Now
Take your Bibles and turn to John 20:30-31. It says, “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples which are not written in this book. But these are written.” Some say that there are ten signs; others say nine; others twelve; and still others say six. This makes you wonder if they all are reading the same Gospel. However many, “These are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ [the Messiah] the Son of God.”
What if I asked you the question, “Do you need to believe that Jesus is the Messiah in order to be saved?” I rarely see anybody saying that you do in a gospel tract. Yet, according to the Bible it is absolutely critical. The question is, “Who is Yeshua? Do you believe that Jesus is the Messiah?” All of this was written, John said, “So that you might believe that He is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that believing ye might have life through His name.” So is it critical to believe that He is the Messiah? Absolutely! That should be one of our essential points of belief in order to become a Christian.
Now, this whole issue of the Messiah is a very interesting one. You will notice that the word Messiah appears in the English Bible in just one passage. This is true, but the word, Christ in Greek also means Messiah. It is just a matter of what we are looking for in English. That also does not really deal with the Hebrew word. Now, interestingly, in the English Old Testament, it is only mentioned in Daniel 9:25-26—the prophecy of the 70 weeks. Here it mentions Messiah the prince. I find that very fascinating because it helps us to understand what sort of bias there was among Christians even at the time of the King James Version and subsequent English versions against whether or not the Old Testament really teaches the Messiah.
Scripture References: Jhn 20:30-31; Dan 9:25-26;Psa 113-118; Mic 5:2;Gen 49:10; Mat 1:1;Gen 3:15; Gen 1:3; Isa 42:6;Isa 60:1; Jhn 8:12;Gen 3:15; Mat 1:16;Luk 1:18; Gen 9:26;Gen 12:3, 7; Mat 1:1;Gal 3:8, 14, 16; Gen 12:3;Gen 17:18, 21; Gen 21:12;Hbr 11:17; Num 24:17-19;Gen 49:10; Hbr 7:14-17;Psa 110:4; Isa 11:1, 10;Rom 15:12; 1Sa 16;Psa 89:20, 35; Psa 132:11;Mic 5:2; Mic 4:8; Isa 7:14;Mat 1:22-23; Luk 21:20-24;Zec 11:12-13; Mal 3:1;Dan 9:26; Zec 12:10;Deu 18:18; Psa 2:9;Mat 25:31-46; Psa 24:10;Isa 35; Jhn 20:30-31;Psa 16:8-11; Act 2:25-32;Psa 16
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