Jesus Christ: The Only Expected Person!

Jesus Christ: The Only Expected Person!

Loraine Boettner wrote:

In all the history of the world Jesus emerges as the only “expected” person. No one was looking for such a person as Julius Caesar, or Napoleon, or Washington, or Lincoln to appear at the time and place that they did appear. No other person has had his course foretold or his work laid out for him centuries before he was born. But the coming of the Messiah had been predicted for centuries. In fact, the first promise of His coming was given to Adam and Eve soon after their fall into sin. As time went on various details concerning His Person and work were revealed through the prophets; and at the time Jesus was born there was a general expectation through the Jewish world that the Messiah was soon to appear, even the manner of His birth and the town in which it would occur having been clearly indicated.

Loraine Boettner, Studies In Theology, 160.

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3 thoughts on “Jesus Christ: The Only Expected Person!

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    • What do you mean, Josh?

      I am not sure if I get your question correctly. But I will try to answer.

      The expectation of John the Baptist’s arrival is somehow similar to the expectation of Mary, the virgin woman who would give birth to Jesus.

      The point (I believe) of the author/theologian whom I cited was that Jesus was the only person in the entire Scripture whose prophecies citing His coming and suffering were very specific and consistent (I’m not trying to say that others’ prophesied coming are otherwise) with their fulfillment found in the New Testament. Like being born of a virgin and buried in a rich man’s grave. By the way, both prophecies are found in the book of Isaiah. 😀

      Other reason probably is that the expectation of Jesus’ coming was expected by different generations. That is from Adam & Eve to Abraham to Jacob, David and the later prophets.


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