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The Christ

Christ, from the Greek word of New Testament pronounced Chris-tos, meaning Anointed, corresponds to the Hebrew word of the Old Testament, pronounced maw-shee-awck, from which comes Messiah, which also means Anointed. Although Christ has come to be used almost as a surname for Jesus, more accurately, Jesus of Nazareth (see Nazarene) is the Christ, the Anointed One.

Lamb Of God The Christ was descended from Abraham and King David:

"So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon [see Why Babylon?] fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations." (Matthew 1:17 RSV)

John The Baptist prepared the way for the Christ:

"John answered, "No one can receive anything except what is given him from heaven. You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before Him." (John 3:27 RSV)

The Christ is the Son of God [see The Logos]:

"Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (Matthew 16:13-16 RSV)

King David knew that the Christ would be descended from him (see Christ In The Old Testament):

"Brethren, I may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses." (Acts 2:29-32 RSV)

The Christ was prophesied to rise from the dead:

"Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His Name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things." (Luke 24:46-48 RSV)

Even demons knew that Jesus was the Christ:

"And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!" But He rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that He was the Christ." (Luke 4:41 RSV)

Fact Finder: What is meant by false Christs?
See False Christs

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