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Jesus the Christ by Del Parson

Who is Jesus: Jesus the Christ
Scriptural References: John 6: 65-69; Mark 8:27-30;


Christ is Greek for “The anointed” or Hebrew for “Messiah”

Jesus, who is called the Christ, is the firstborn of the Father in the spirit and the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh.  He was born of Mary at Bethlehem, lived a sinless life, and wrought out a perfect atonement for all mankind by the shedding of his blood and his death on the cross. He rose from the grave and brought to pass the bodily resurrection of every living thing and the salvation and exaltation of the faithful.

Jesus the Christ is the greatest Being to be born on this earth—the perfect example. He is the Creator of this world, the God of the whole earth, and the Captain of our salvation. His name is above every name, and is the only name under heaven by which we can be saved.

Peter testifies that Jesus is the Christ

In John chapter 6 there occurs the miracles of Jesus feeding five thousand people and walking on water. Later, Jesus teaches that he is the living bread and living water sent from God and that salvation is gained through him. Then we come to this interesting exchange between the Savior and Simon Peter: “From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.  And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” (emphasis added)

Then we have this account in Mark chapter 8: “And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Cæsarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.” (emphasis added)


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