The Scriptures Are About Christ

The Scriptures are focused on one theme throughout:  the Lord Jesus Christ (i.e. the Messiah of Israel).  Consider the first and last words of Paul’s great letter to the Romans:

Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord, – Romans 1:1-4

Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith; to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen. – Romans 16:25-27

Could Paul have made any more clear the centrality of Christ to the Bible?

And remember that when Paul wrote these words, there was no New Testament.  Oh, some of its documents may have been written by then, but when Paul writes about “the Scriptures” everyone knew he was talking about what we call the Old Testament (or the Hebrew Bible).  Thus the Old Testament is implicitly about Christ while the New Testament is explicitly about Him.  For more on this great theme of the Bible see: The Old Testament (that is, the Hebrew Bible) Is About Jesus Christ.

The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.

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