Archive for March 2008

Classic Book of Christology Still the Best

March 27, 2008

Jesus Christ Our Lord, by Dr. John Walvoord is the classic text on the subject of Christology, and it is still the best.  Dr. Walvoord was President of Dallas Theological Seminary for 40 years and wrote several books which have become the classic texts in their fields.  This book is one I have enjoyed and have referred to constantly through the years.

Kelly Carr

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Jesus Christ Our Lord Jesus Christ Our Lord
By John Walvoord / Moody PublishersAcknowledging both the size of the task and its importance, Dr. Walvoord has written this systematic presentation of the person and work of Christ. Analyzing the Old Testament, he shows Christ in its history, typology, and prophecy. Then, in the New Testament, he examines the life and work of the incarnate Christ. The doctrines of atonement, redemption, propitiation, and reconciliation are thoroughly and clearly discussed.

Old Testament Types of Christ

March 6, 2008

Several words are used to translate the word “type” in the New Testament.  “Type,” “Shadow,” “Representation,” etc.  Perhaps the word “prototype” gives you a better understanding of what a type is.  If you think of a shadow, it is often a vague outline of something tangible.  Perhaps you have shined a light on the wall in a dark room and played “shadow puppets.”  You can make a shadow that looks like a bunny, or a puppy, etc.  The Old Testament in expectation of the Messiah, used a number of “types” to better describe Christ and His work.  He is compared to Adam, Aaron, Isaac, Joseph, the Passover, the Rock, Manna, and many others. 

So far we have discussed, Adam, Aaron, Isaac, and Joseph.  Since we did not cover nearly all of our material, we will still be on this subject next Sunday, March 9.  We did update the notes and they are ready for download. 

One character we really want to cover next Sunday is Melchizedek.  Look at the notes and read the passages that discuss this little known character of Scripture.  I think you will be amazed as you read what the Bible says about him.  It really gives you an insight into the intricacy of the Scriptures.  God had these things written hundreds and even thousands of years before Messiah came and they weave together perfectly.

Hope to see you Sunday.