The Exclamation of the Gospel
By Nick Bibile
The uniqueness of the Bible
The prophesies of the Bible and how Jesus fulfilled them.
God man Jesus Imputation of his righteousness to the believing sinner.
The resurrection of Christ
Uniqueness of the Bible
Webster defines "unique" as: (1) "One and only; single, sole"; (2) "Different from all others; having no other equal."
it was written over a 1500-year span, during 60 generations, written in three continents, Africa, Asia and Europe, three different languages, Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek written by 40 authors from every walk of life including kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars, cupbearers, and others. Written in times of war and peace, written in different moods, joy and sorrow, written on hundreds of controversial subjects like, creation, origin of man, nature of God, sin and redemption, yet there is unity in the Bible.
Let’s get to the point. The Bible was written over a 1500 year span but lets get 10 people living today, not from three different continents but in one country, one city, not people from different languages but who speak one language, not people who have different occupation but one occupation give them one controversial subject, do you think they will be unity in what they say? Certainly not.
Many tried to burn the Bible, ban the Bible yet still it is the number one seller. Voltaire the French atheist who lived in 1700’s predicted that Christianity would be swept from existence and pass into history within 100 years of his time. Fifty years of his death, the Geneva Bible society used his printing press and his house to produce thousands and thousands of Bibles.
1Pe For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.
Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew Joshua or Jehoshua derived from the Hebrew " Jehovah is
salvation" "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people
from their sins.". ( Mt 1:21) He is the savior of
the world. There is only one saviour and that
is God himself. "Even I, am the LORD; and beside
me there is no saviour." ( Isa 43:11) God became man in Jesus, as he came to
save his people from their sins. "For unto you is born this day in the city of
This is the New Testament form for the Old Testament 'Messiah,' which means 'the anointed one.' According to the Old Testament, prophets, I Kings 19:16, priests, Ex. 29:7, and kings, I Sam..10:1, were anointed with oil, which symbolized the Holy By this anointing they were set aside for their respective offices, and were qualified for them. Christ was not anointed earthly oil but by the Holy Spirit. "....for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." (Mat ) Lu 3:22 "And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased." (Luke 3:22) Christ was anointed with the Holy Spirit for the threefold office of prophet, priest, and king.
2. The Natures of Christ. The Bible represents Christ as a Person having two natures, the one divine and the other human. This is the great mystery of godliness, God manifested in the flesh,
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
A child is going to be born, and this child is the lamb that is going to be slain, and this is not an after thought of God to send the child to the world but it was planned in eternity. "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. " (Re 13:8)
Mic 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
He is the God who became
a man. The word that became flesh.
Lu 1:31-33 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Mal 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mt 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
God Became Flesh.
There were heretics who crept into the church the Alogi and the Ebionites denied the deity of Christ in the early Church. Then Arius denied the deity of Christ as he regarded Christ as a demi-God. In our modern Church the Jehovah's Witnesses, Iglesia Ni Chisto (Filipino Cult) and Unitarians and the Modernists deny his deity.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The word did not have a
beginning. The Word was before the beginning. He was before all
things. "And he is before all things, and by him all
things consist." (
Joh And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
The Son who is God from eternity took upon himself man's nature. He was fully God and fully Man. We will see some scriptures of his deity.
Mt And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Joh Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Joh 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy
sins be forgiven thee.
6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
( Isa 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. )
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Col 1:16 -17 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Joh The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Joh And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Why he should be both God and Man?
It was necessary that Christ should be both God and man. As man, he represented the elect of man, he was the last Adam. The first Adam was made upright and perfect so was the last Adam. The first Adam was the federal head of all humanity, the first Adam sinned and in him death came to all and all died. (Romans 5:12) Jesus was the last Adam, and he was our substitute, we violated the laws of God, disobedient to God, he as our substitute, did not come to break the law but to fulfill the law (Mat ) and he was subject to the Father in full obedience as he came to do the will of the Father. As a substitute he was our mediator. Why we need a mediator? Because we were at enmity with God, we were carnal. (Rom 8:7) we were the children of wrath. (Eph 2:3) Christ came as a mediator to reconcile us back to God.
He was also God, and as God the sacrifice of Christ had infinite value as it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins, there remain no more sacrifice for sins. As God, he was able to forgive our sins, and remove our sins as from the east to the west. Adam's righteousness was an earthly righteousness, but Christ's righteousness is the heavenly righteousness, it is the righteousness of God, it is the holiness of God. Not only our sins are forgiven but Christ's righteousness is imputed to us! Heb By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
Ps 40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in
the volume of the book it is written of me,
1Co 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Christianity is centered on the person of Jesus Christ, his life, character, death and the resurrection, but all other religions focus on the teachings of the teacher and not on the teacher. In Christianity we don’t have a dead savior but a living savior who has conquered death.
The Imputation of Christ’s righteousness
he question is; God is righteous, man is unrighteous, then how can an unrighteous man dwell in the presence of the righteous God in heaven? The Psalmist cried out the following.
"If you, O LORD, kept a record of our sins, O LORD who could stand?" (Psalm 130:3)
The answer is negative, no one.
Ro As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way
Ro For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
The Bible recognizes but two specific and distinctive charactersthe SINNERthe SAVIOR. The rest of the Bible declares salvation. The divine arrangement. The saint is but the sinner converted, justified, pardoned, adopted, sanctified, saved, glorified.
Ac Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jesus is not just another prophet, a way but the way. Christ is not just truth of many truths but the truth. Many would say they believe in Christ and he is a great man. But they will not believe when Jesus said he is the only way to God. They are contradicting their statement as they are not telling the truth but Christ is telling the truth, as he is the truth. He is the truth regarding not only to what he said but regarding to his character, who he is. He is the life. The giver of life, the author of life. He is the way to eternal life. The only mediator between God and man is Christ.
"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Corinthians 5:21) Also in Romans 4:22-24, the apostle wrote, "written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead."
How precious is the righteousness of Christa righteousness that fully justifies our person, completely covering all our deformity, and presenting us to God,
An imputation is charging to another account. At the cross the guilt and the penalty due to the believing sinners were imputed (charged, or credited) to the account of Jesus. Then the righteousness of Jesus was imputed (credited) to the believing sinners account. Now the believing sinner have become righteous, and it is not the believing sinners righteousness but a righteousness that is outside of that believing sinner and that is the righteousness of Jesus. For the Son of God, though spotlessly pure, took upon him the disgrace that was due to us and transferred his righteousness and holiness to the believing sinner.
We are said to be "made righteousness." What is more, we are that is the believing sinners not only made righteousness, but we are made "the righteousness of God. "This is a great mystery. The righteousness, which Adam had in the garden, was perfect, but it was the righteousness of man: ours is the righteousness of God. Human righteousness failed; but the believer has a divine righteousness, which can never fail! The justice of God that was the great barrier to the salvation of sinners does not stand as a barrier anymore. Now the sinner can be pardoned, justified through the blood of Jesus Christ!
His name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Jeremiah 23:6