The following articles are related to the topic of MESSIAH

Zechariah’s Amazing Prophecy of the Betrayal of Christ

Zechariah was a prophet who lived in the 6th century before the birth of Christ. He was one of those captives in Babylon but, under the leadership of a political ruler whose name was Zerubbabel, Zechariah, together with some 50,000 of his Hebrew kinsmen, returned to their native Palestine (cir. 536 B.C.). The record of these events is found in ... read more »

Why Was Jesus Baptized?

The baptism of Jesus Christ is one of the truly epochal events within the Gospel records. It is chronicled by the synoptic writers in a total of only ten verses (five in Matthew, three in Mark, and two in Luke), and yet it is pivotal in that it signals the commencement of the Lord's preaching ministry. Why was Jesus immersed ... read more »

Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation

The concluding book of the New Testament begins in the following fashion: "The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave him to show to his servants." (1:1a). One of the intriguing questions discussed by scholars is the phrase "of Jesus Christ" (Iesou Christou [genitive case]). The genitive frequently is expressed in English by the preposition "of," as in this text-thus, ... read more »

The Haunting Question from the Cross

During the six hours in which he hung upon the cross, the Lord Jesus uttered seven sayings. Surely the most perplexing of these was his plaintive question, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46). As one might suspect, the critics appeal to this passage in an attempt to suggest that it highlights a moment of weakness ... read more »

Making Sense of the Bible

Some books you can take or leave-one way or the other, and it won't make much difference-if any. The Bible is not in that category. If you "leave" it, you've lost the most important body of information in the world-and the key to your access to heaven. If you "take" it (to be the word of God), you labor under ... read more »

Behold, the Man!

In the dark hours preceding his crucifixion, Jesus was led through a series of quasi-legal proceedings that flaunted any sense of justice. In one of those phases, Pilate, the Roman governor, had Christ brutally whipped. Subsequently, the soldiers placed a crown of plaited thorns upon his brow and mockingly clothed him in a purple robe, feigning regal adoration. Pilate then ... read more »

The Controversy Rages: Mel Gibson’s “The Passion”

The American public has awaited eagerly the debut of Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ" ("passion" = "suffering"). And as the time of its release approaches, controversy rages in the religious community - fanned mightily by the largely left-leaning media. Some news outlets have suggested that the actor's feature production is "troubling," perhaps even "anti-Semitic." The popular star, ... read more »

Psalm 69 – A Plea for God’s Deliverance

According to the superscription, this psalm is "For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim." The latter term denotes "lilies" and likely suggests a particular tune to which the psalm would be sung. It is classified as a "Psalm of David." Though these superscriptions are not a part of the original text, they are nonetheless very ancient - antedating even the ... read more »

Jesus Christ – A Family Portrait

It was the will of the Heavenly Father that Jesus of Nazareth, the incarnate Son of God, should grow up within a human family environment. A consideration of the biblical data of this arrangement reveals some interesting and rewarding details. The Family Unit The apostle Matthew provides us with a snapshot of the Lord's human family: And coming into his ... read more »

The Roman Catholic – Jewish Compromise

"The Jewish Week" is a news journal serving the Hebrew community of greater New York. On Friday, January 25th, the paper published a sensational article, the title of which was ""The Wait Is Over: Jews' Messiah Now Kosher"." The article, authored by staff writer Eric J. Greenberg, revealed a stunning compromise recently coming out of the Pontifical Biblical Commission of ... read more »