Christ is not the last name of Jesus

Image: Wikipedia. King David playing the harp by Dutch painter Gerard van Honthorst. The title applied to Jesus, and one that he himself accepted was the Messiah, the long awaited son of David who would restore the glorious kingdom that represented the highest point of the nation of Israel’s history.

The third in a series of posts on Jesus the Messiah. In this we recount the historical meaning of the title association with him.

Christ is not the last name of Jesus. Readers of my posts may have noticed that I generally refer to Jesus as “the Messiah” rather than “Christ.” I do this because I believe that the historical meaning of Christ is being lost. The word Christ is simply an English version…

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