Christ is the Center of the NT

The words displayed here begin and end the New Testament. Consider*:

The first name and the last name in the New Testament is Jesus, proving that Jesus Christ is the subject and content of the New Testament. The Bible is a book of life, and this life is a living person, the wonderful and all-inclusive Christ. The Old Testament gives a portrait, in types and prophecies, of this wonderful person as the Coming One. Now, in the New Testament, this wonderful person has come.

Jesus Christ is the embodiment of God in the flesh (Colossians 2:9). He lived a wonderful life expressing divinity in humanity. He was crucified to remove the obstacles between man and God and resurrected to impart the divine life into man. He ascended and was made Lord and Christ (Acts 2:36). He is reigning now while death, the last enemy, is being abolished (1 Corinthians 15:24-28). Soon the seventh angel will trumpet and loud voices in heaven will declare, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever (Revelation 11:15). In eternity He will be on the throne in New Jerusalem (Revelation 22:1).

In reading the Old Testament or the New Testament and in living the Christian life, we focus on this Wonderful One who has conquered death and is reigning in life. His preeminence will be openly manifested in the kingdom age and on the new earth but we should not wait until then. Lord, keep us centered on You every day. Reveal Yourself more every time we read the Bible.

* This is the beginning of note 1 on Matthew 1:1 in The NT Recovery Version Online, © 1997-2012 by LSM

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