Category Christ in all Scripture

Where is Jesus in the Old Testament? – Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Mars Hill Church, gives his thoughts on Jesus in the Old Testament here. “Some reading the Bible falsely think that the first three quarters of the Bible isn’t really about Jesus, and then he’s born and we start the New Testament. The truth is that the whole Bible is about Jesus, […]

Christmas – the birth of the Promised Seed

Today we celebrate the birth of God the Son as a human baby. It wasn’t just a spur of the moment thing dreamt up because the first plan went wrong – this was always Plan A – this day was the day that humanity had been yearning and longing for since the LORD Christ himself prophesied his own […]

Was the name of Jesus declared by Moses?

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of work on Justin Martyr and thus reading a lot of his Dialogue with Trypho. If you haven’t read it then you should stop whatever you are doing now and go read it… all! But in case you don’t have time for that I thought I’d share one of his intriguing thoughts! Justin […]

Irenaeus: How does the Old Testament testify of Christ?

What does Jesus mean when he says that the Scriptures testify of him? What does he mean when he says that Moses wrote about him? Well, Irenaeus of Lyons (you can hear an introductory talk about him here) addresses this in ‘Against Heresies’ (chapter 10, fourth book), and as my last post was about Justin Martyr, I […]

Justin Martyr: God who appeared to Moses is distinguished from God the Father

Many academics today will tell us that the guys in the Old Testament had no idea of any sort of Trinity or plurality in the Godhead. Why would they? After all, isn’t the Trinity just a New Testament or Early Church invention?! Justin Martyr, on the other hand (along with a rich and vast pedigree […]

Christ in Every Book