This is an excellent study hosted by the Jesus Plus Nothing website on Jesus the Messiah.
There are few topics, if any, that are more important than this reality. It is an in depth study that every Christian needs to be very conversant with and every non-Christian needs to honestly look at, because Jesus the Christ, was and is, no ordinary man.
Sam Shamoun was born in Kuwait in an Iraqi Christian Family. Sam moved to the United States with his family at an early age. As an adolescent, Shamoun’s faith often came under fire. His Christian beliefs were frequently challenged by those who maintained Islam as the “one true religion.” From these unsettling encounters, he began to dig deeply into the basics of the Christian faith he confessed but wanted to know more about. After a thorough and critical examination of the Scriptures, his ability to share the Gospel and his capacity to answer skeptics’ questions — specifically Muslim objections — increased dramatically.
Today, Shamoun is a frequent contributor to a prominent Web site dedicated to challenging the teachings of Islam. Additionally, he engages in debates as an informed apologist refuting accusations and attacks leveled by proponents of Islam against Christianity.
The following study will be a comparison between the concept of Messiah as outlined in the Hebrew Scriptures and that of the Christian New Testament documents. The purpose of this exposition will be to expound upon the Jewish teaching on Messiah in contrast with that of Christianity. The Hebrew Bible gives a clear outline as to who, what, where and how the Messiah will appear. For this reason, we begin with an examination of the Hebrew Scriptures in order to see if whether the Tanakh supports the fact that the Messiah of God is both divine and human, one Person having two natures. We will also examine the Hebrew Bible for the evidence that the Messiah would not only reign as king, but also die a substitutionary death on behalf of sinners, making atonement for sin. As this is being done, we will see if Jesus fits the outline of Messiah presented to us in the Hebrew Bible.
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