Why Should it “Please the Lord to Bruise Him” (his servants) as stated in Isaiah 53?

Question: I have a question about a passage in Isaiah 53. I understand that the chapter is speaking of the sufferings of Christ and also of those who will compose His faithful bride, but why should it &lquot;please the Lord to bruise him&rquot;? I have checked several of the newer translations, and all seem to … [Read more…]

Did Christ Pre-Exist?

Question: How do we deal with certain biblical passages that seem to imply the pre-existence of Christ? (Deut. 18:15, 18; John 6:62; John 1:1, 14; Micah 5:2; Ps. 90:2) Answer: Jump To: Deut. 18:15, 18 | John 6:62 | John 1:1, 14 | Micah 5:2 | Ps. 90:2 Deut. 18:15, 18 The Lord your God … [Read more…]

Doesn’t the Application of the appellation “the Way of Jehovah” to Christ, indicate that he is God?

Question: It seems to me that the ‘way of Jehovah’ of Isaiah 40:3 is applied to Christ in Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; and Luke 3:4. Does not this indicate that Christ is God? Answer: Isaiah 40:3 is a prophecy concerning the mission which John the Baptist fulfilled as the forerunner of Christ’s first advent. “The … [Read more…]

How is God Revealed Through the Christ?

Answer: The book of Hebrews opens with a statement of the scope of God’s work through the ages. “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets…” (Heb. 1:1). The author introduces Christ as God’s special means of speaking to the people of “these last … [Read more…]

Is Christ Invisible?

Question: Why does I Tim. 6:16 say no man has seen Christ, “nor can see” him, yet other places in Scripture talk about the visible presence of the Lord, like Rev. 1:77? Answer: The Bible leaves no question but that Christ was visible when He was on earth the first time, and that He will … [Read more…]

If Christ Did not Pre-Exist, what is the meaning of John 17:5 where he says “the glory I had with thee before the world was”?

Question: I would be pleased if you would answer a question which my son-in-law keeps asking. The passage is in John 17:5, ‘And now, O Father glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.’ Also verse 24. These are Jesus’ own words, and I … [Read more…]