Christology

Christ - The Last Adam

It is the first epistle to the Corinthians alone, and in the same passage, which gives us the two important terms, so closely related as they are to one another, of "The Second Man" and “Last Adam” (15:45, 47). The one looks backward; the other forward. The “Second Man” implies that before Him we have only the first man, repeated and multiplied, in his descendents; now a new type has appeared; and that this, which is the full and final thought of man, may become the true heir of t...

Christ - The Son of Man

The integrity of our Saviour’s manhood is marked by one title which the Lord claimed for Himself with special emphasis, and which prophecy also had in a most distinct way applied to Him,—“the Son of man.” Here “man,” in the Hebrew texts, is “Adam,” man generically; and it really settles conclusively the question (if any entertain it) as to His being personally Man. A son of man is just a man in the broadest sense, one by descent and inheritance a man. In Ps. 49 a “the low...

The Deity of Christ

For one who is in possession of the New Testament, it scarcely needs to quote a text to prove the deity of Christ. It is only will that can fail to find it there; though it would be another thing entirely to say that there are no difficulties in the comprehension of it. Of course there are difficulties. That a babe born in Bethlehem, growing in wisdom and stature in the carpenter’s house in Nazareth, should be at the same time the God of all men, this is a difficulty which n...

Christ - The Eternal Son

That Christ is Son of God no one who believes in Scripture can for a moment deny or question. But the moment we come to consider how and in what sense He is the Son of God, we begin not merely to encounter the strife of tongues with which unbelief has ever assailed His glorious Person, but to experience also the mystery of it, which faith itself most thoroughly confesses. Nor only this, but we find from Scripture this title of His as Son of God to be twofold—His title in Dei...

Have You Found The Nail?

What a strange question! but it refers to the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, and is a prophecy concerning His birth and death. The prophet Zechariah foretold His coming with this name and title, chapter 10 and verse 4 of his prophecy: "Out of him (the tribe of Judah) shall come forth . . . The Nail!" Numerous titles are given the Son of God in the Bible but this may be one of the strangest yet filled with great significance. In Old Testament times a nail was used as a tent pin, ...

Homeless

     He was Homeless.  It is hard for most of us to imagine being homeless. The idea of being homeless never crosses our minds, until we see that person living in a cardboard box, or that family living in a station wagon, or those people under an overpass warming themselves by a fire. When we see them we might have pity or we might think of them “losers.” Rather than a “loser,” I believe Jesus would rather we see them as “lost....

Aprons of Leaves

      …and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. Gen. 3:7 There is a great debate raging today over what is called “Lordship Salvation.” The debate centers around the question, “Does a person need to accept Jesus Christ as Lord when he accepts Him as Savior, or is that a subsequent decision dealing more with sanctification than salvation?” We might begin by asking the question, “Is it pos...

All the Scriptures

“Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: … And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:25–27 Apparently the disciples were selective in their focus on the Scriptures. They, like most in Israel, had focused only on those Scriptures which spoke of the Messiah coming in great glory and power to establish His kingdom. Thus wh...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Old Testament

When once we have learned the nature of our blessed Lord as fully revealed in the New Testament, we can turn back to the Old and find it radiant with His glories. The veil was upon the face of Moses, and is still upon the hearts of unbelieving Israel, but where there is faith the veil is removed and the glories of Christ are manifested. Typical Persons Many of the historical characters of the Old Testament were in one way or another types of our Lord. In Isaac, we see Him as the So...

The Person of Christ As Revealed in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 1 The first four chapters of the first Gospel yield quite a complex view of our Lord. In the first chapter, He is spoken of as the Son of David, the Messiah; also as the Son of Abraham, the Seed in Whom all the nations of the world are to be blessed. This term also suggests the family of faith. “They which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham” (Gal. 3:7). He is also the Son of the virgin, suggesting the promised “Seed of the woman,” and de...
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