Monday, April 23, 2018

Evidence For The Deity Of Christ In The Gospel Of Mark

          “Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You, Who will prepare Your way; The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight.’” John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins." (Mark 1:3-4)

          First of all, it is vital to note how the author quotes two Old Testament prophets, Isaiah and Malachi. Following are the two scriptural references cited in the above excerpt from the Markan gospel account:

          "A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. (Isaiah 40:3)

"Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the Lord of hosts." (Malachi 3:1)

          These passages are obviously speaking of God the Father. But the New Testament applies both of these messages to Jesus Christ, as well.

           It is abundantly clear that these texts, when connected, are saying that John the Baptist is the prophesied forerunner to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord God. Jesus is God in the flesh. God the Son is the promised Jewish Messiah.

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