Jesus The Author Of The Old And The New

4043 Words Nov 18th, 2015 17 Pages

Brianna Garcia
Dr. John Spurling
The Life of Jesus
16 November 2015
Jesus the Author of the Old and the New Most assuredly, Jesus was not only the author of salvation but also the author of history, mankind and creation alike. Many people see two different God?s of the bible, the Old Testament God that enveloped justice and judgment of sin and the New Testament God that embodied mercy, truth and grace. What many don?t realize is that both the New Testament and Old Testament God are one in the same. The Jesus of the New Testament is the God of the Old Testament1. There are five ways in which the Old Testament testifies of Jesus which are revealed in the New Testament. Five themes from the Old Testament that are revealed in the New; He is the Word, the Creator, the Lamb, the Fulfillment, and the Savior. Through this, it is clear that Jesus Christ was, is, and always will be the theme of the whole of scripture. To understand Jesus the Word from the old to the new, one must first understand what the scripture means when it says ?Word?. John 1:1-2 says ?In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the word was God. He was in the beginning with God.? (nkjv). John uses the word ?Logos? here which means spoken word or statement2. Here John is saying that Jesus is the ?Word? that Jesus was there in the beginning, that He was with God and He was God. So Jesus was the literal spoken word of God. Think of it like this, thoughts don?t physically manifest…
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