Messiah is the transliteration of the Hebrew word pronounced maw-shakh, meaning Anointed One, which when translated into the Greek is Christos. Since the time of the New Testament, Christ has in effect been used as the surname of the man known in His own time as Jesus of Nazareth - Who was indeed The Christ, The Messiah.
- "and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, Who is called Christ. Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to The Christ." (Matthew 1:16-17) (see also The Chosen People)
- "But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David [see Bethlehem and Bethlehem Fact File] a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ, The Lord." (Luke 2:10-11)
- "After Jesus said this, He looked toward heaven and prayed: "Father, the time has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may glorify You. For You granted Him authority over all people that He might give eternal life to all those You have given Him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, The Only True God, and Jesus Christ, Whom You have sent. I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave Me to do. And now, Father, glorify Me in Your Presence with The Glory I had with You [see Rock Of Ages] before the world [see The Seven Days Of Creation] began." (John 17:1-5)
- "But you will receive power when The Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, Who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven." (Acts 1:8-11) (Note: The ascension of Jesus Christ, as described in these verses, occurred on The Mount Of Olives, which is shown in the photograph above. As also plainly stated in these verses, The Return Of Jesus Christ will occur there as well.)
- "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Peter, and then to The Twelve. After that, He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me [see On The Road To Damascus] also." (1 Corinthians 15:3-7) (see also The Fateful Night and How Did Jesus Christ Die? and Calvary and The Garden Tomb and Mary of Magdala)
- "They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years." (Revelation 20:4-6) (see The Last Day and The Kingdom of God)
Fact Finder: Who did the actual creating of all things?
John 1:1-3 and 1:10-14, especially verses 1:3 and 1:10
See also The Seven Days Of Creation
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