What’s in a Name…if It’s Jesus Christ?

How much meaning is in the name Jesus Christ?  So much that we’ll need an eternity to unpack it.

Here, however, is a most important fact for you to see: putting these two names together speaks volumes.  Literally.

“Christ” speaks of the Old Testament.  The Hebrew term would be “Messiah” or “the Anointed One.”  Moses and all the prophets who wrote the Old Testament documents prophesied of a great leader who would one day come to deliver God’s people and bring the fullness of His blessing. 

“Jesus” is the carpenter of Nazareth written about in the New Testament documents by His apostles. 

To put these two words together as “Jesus Christ” or, as it’s sometimes rendered, “Christ Jesus,” is to say that the New Testament describes that which the Old Testament promised.  It is to say that “Jesus is the Christ” or “Jesus is the Messiah anticipated by the Old Testament.” 

Behind the name “Jesus Christ” stands these two sets of great documents – unified as one message through Him. 

Through Him, these two testaments become one eternal testament – no more able to be divided than He is able to be divided. 

Indeed, when you utter the name “Jesus Christ” you’ve spoken volumes.

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The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ for those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church, organization, mailing list, or anything else other than Him.

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