Christmas from a Jewish Christians Perspective

               Introduction…Marlene’s Testimony

  1. Genealogy (Mt 1:1)

      2.   Jesus, Yesus, Yeshua, which means Salvation is of the Lord (Mt 1:1, 21)

      3.  Christ, Christos, Mashiach (Messiah) which means anointed one (Mt 1:1; Ps 2:2,6,; Dan 9:25,26 Ps 45:6-7 cf. Heb. 1:8-9))

      4.  Son of Abraham, making reference to the Abrahamic covenant- speaks of spiritual redemption through  Jesus the   Messiah/Christ … (Mt. 1:1; Gen 12:3; 18:18; 22:18 (cf. Gal 3:8,16) … (thru Isaac and Jacob-not Ishmael and Esau)

      5. Son of David, making reference to the Davidic Covenant-speaks of an earthly Theocratic Kingdom established and sustained by God in the person of King Messiah Jesus (A true utopian society) (Mt. 1:1; 2nd Sam. 7:11b,13,16; Ps 2:6,8-9; Ps 110:1-4; Isa. 9:6-7; Rev. 22:16. He is “Kinsman Redeemer” cf. Rev. 6-20)

      6. Sin problem causing a need for a redeemer (direct reference to Abrahamic Covenant) it is man kinds default system (Mt 1:21; Gen 3:15; Isa. 53; Dan 9:24)

                                             *Stats Referring to Messianic Prophecies                                                                                                                                                                                                           

*There are over 300 Messianic Prophecies                                                                                                                                                              

*According to Peter Stoner’s Mathematics, the odds are 1 in 157/10th power that 48 such predictions could ever come about in one person, and if 2 of the 48 include where and when Messiah is to be born, the odds are astronomical and cannot be measured.

       7.  Place of Birth (Mt 2:1-6; Micah 5:2)

       8.  Time of Birth (Mt 2:1,13,16-18) cf. Gen. 49:10; Dan 9:24-26)

                                     Lets Throw in a Bonus Prophecy…the Granddaddy of Them All

       9. Virgin Birth (Mt. 1:16,18,20,22,23a,25; Isa. 7:14)

           a. Whom in verse 16 is the singular form

           b. Hebrew word Almah in Isaiah 7:14 is properly interpreted “virgin”,Greek word in Matthew 1 is “parthenos” which is interpreted “virgin”. The Septuagint also  uses the Greek word  “Parthenos”.

       10. He is called Emmanuel (In Hebrew means God is with us)-Jesus the Christ is both God and Man (Mt. 1:23; Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Jer. 23:5-6; Phil 2:5-8)

      11. Place for the Church can be found in the Abrahamic Covenant (cf. Gal 3:5-9)

                                                            Some Major truths of Scripture come to light

A.    Various doctrines touched upon 

  1. Hamartiology (study of sin)
  2. Soteriology (study of salvation)
  3. Eschatology (study of last things)
  4. Christology (Virgin birth/Incarnation / kinosis)
  5. Pneumatology (study of the Holy Spirit)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         6 6 Theology (study of God)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a.      Tri-Unity within the Godhead                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 b.      Attributes of God – omniscience and omnipotence (fulfilled   prophecy                                                                                        
  6. “Israelology” (Abrahamic and Davidic Covenants)
  7. Dispensationalism  (God’s administration throughout human history)
  8. Satanology                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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