To call Jesus the Christ recalls the Jewish expectation of..A Prophet, The Messiah, The new Moses.?
- DougLv 72 months ago
The "New Adam".Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- MalcolmLv 72 months ago
The word "Christ" means "anointed", which was for prophets, priests and kings, and all of these apply to Jesus.
- KhaledLv 52 months ago
"Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things." (Quran)
- Annsan_In_HimLv 72 months ago
Christians know Jesus to be Prophet, Priest and King, to the superlative degree, because that is how the Bible describes Him. The apostle Peter quoted from the Hebrew scriptures: "This is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer.... For Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you'... Indeed all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days..." and so on. Acts 3:18-26
The Christian martyr Stephen also said to his Jewish accusers, "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people'...(Deuteronomy 18:15)" and identified that one as Jesus of Nazareth, resurrected from the dead as proof that He is the Son of God. Acts 7:37 & Romans 1:1-6.
At Jesus' transfiguration on the mountain, God spoke to the 3 disciples present, commanding them to listen to Jesus, His Son. That was God identifying Jesus as the foretold prophet greater than Moses - Matthew 17:5. Jesus was glorified and became radiant far more than even Moses did when on Mount Sinai. Jesus is the culmination of all the prophets of old - Hebrews 1:1-6.
He is also, equally, King and Priest as well as Prophet. He fulfils all three roles. And we have His words of prophecy recorded in the Christian Greek scriptures (the New Testament). Messiah means 'anointed one' and Jesus absolutely is that, as the Hebrew scriptures foretold.
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- keyjonaLv 72 months ago
THRONE of David: A continuous succession of David's descendant worthy to occupy David's position of authority. One reason Jews don't accept Jesus is Jesus had no offspring to continue the lineage of David. Christ assigned the Keys of the Kingdom to Simon Peter Barjona and his Descendents.