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Carleton's Romans Chapter 14 comment on 3/20/2021, 9:44am...

Hello Phillip, The Romans scripture may have been Paul trying to prove his point.

Carleton

 


Philip Christian Parks's Romans Chapter 14 comment on 3/20/2021, 9:18am...

CHRIST; v.9 = Why did Paul use the title "CHRIST" rather than HIS proper name JESUS, or even HIS royal title LORD in this identification? The answer lies in the soteriological usage of the DIVINE Title.

The title "CHRIST" translates from the Greek adjective root (transliterated "Christos"; pronounced "khris-TOS"), meaning "anointed".

The Old Testament Hebrew MESSIAH and the New Testament Greek CHRIST are synonymous, both identifying LORD JESUS CHRIST (cp. Jn. 1:41).

While the proper name "JESUS" identifies HIM as one of the Three DIVINE PERSONS of The GODHEAD, the title "CHRIST" designates JESUS as The MESSIAH within the TRIUNE GODHEAD. GOD appointed JESUS as HIS solely authorized CHRIST and sent HIS SON to perform the Work of Salvation, and to occupy the Office of the Church's HEAD, Chief CORNERSTONE, and Chief SHEPHERD.

Anointing someone means to apply a liquid or ointment on a surface and rubbing it in. For the literal application, compare how CHRIST restored the blind man's sight by anointing his eyes (Jn. 9:6 & 11), or how James instructed the Church elders to anoint the sick with oil (Jam. 5:14).

CHRIST's anointing (cp. Lk. 4:18; Ac. 4:27; 10:38; Heb. 1:9) appointed HIM to HIS Offices as the DIVINE PROPHET, PRIEST, and KING much like the Old Testament symbolic act of anointing a man to the office of prophet (1Ki. 19:16), priest (Lev. 8:12; Num. 3:3), or king (1Sam. 10:1; 15:1; 2Sam. 2:7).

GOD The FATHER anointed HIS SON JESUS CHRIST "with The HOLY GHOST and with Power" (Ac. 10:38), thus appointing HIM the Ultimate and Supreme

+ PROPHET (Mt. 13:57; Mk. 6:4; Lu. 4:24; 13:33; Jn. 4:44; Ac. 3:20-23),

+ PRIEST (Heb. 3:1; 5:5-6; 7:24), and

+ KING (Mt. 2:2; 21:5; 27:11; Mk. 15:2; Lu. 23:3; Jn. 12:15; 1Tim. 6:15; Rev. 17:14; 19:16).

 


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