Lecture 64- Introduction to Christology- Part 3

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Introduction to Christology- Part 3

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

As we discuss Christology, we mediate upon the person and work of Christ.  He has come to do what humanity cannot do and to do what only God can do, that is, defeat Satan.  Christ is not an created angelic being sent to fight against a created fallen angelic being.  The author of the letter to the Hebrews writes, “For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”? And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”” (Hebrews 1:5–6, ESV)  To be worshiped by all the angels, Christ Himself is not a created angel.  He is to be worshiped and honored equally with the Father.  Not only is He coequal with the Father, but He is also coessential with the Father.  He is the begotten Son of the Father, that is, of the same divine substance as the Father.  He is God of God.  He is begotten and not made.  He is True God.  As True God, He alone can overcome and defeat the devil and live.  “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.” (Hebrews 2:14–15, ESV)  He came to destroy the devil and deliver humanity from slavery to sin.  He alone can set us free.

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The Psalms in Romans 3:11-18

Christ in the Old TestamentPastor Kachelmeier on Issues, Etc. talking about Christ in Psalms as quoted by St. Paul in Romans chapter 3. The Apostle states that both Jews and Greeks are under sin as it is written none is righteous. Then Paul splices passages together in a seamless quotation. He cites Psalm 14; 53; 5; 140; 10; 36; Prov. 1; Isaiah 59 (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)

Lecture 63- Introduction to Christology- Part 2

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Introduction to Christology- Part 2

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

Christology is the true knowledge of the person and work of the Christ as it has been revealed to us in the written scriptures of the Prophets and Apostles.  The doctrine of the Apostles teaches us the true knowledge of the true God.  Only through Christ do we have access to the Father in the Holy Spirit.  This knowledge is a revealed knowledge.  Only in Christ, can we know the living God.  Without Christ, we are left to human opinions falsely teaching us a vast variety of false gods that have no life in them.  The True God is Life and He gives life.  He is the source of all life.  Without Him there is no life.  Only the True God is eternal and thus only the Eternal Living God can give eternal life.  To know the True God is to know eternal life.  To have the True God is to have eternal life.  Without the person and work of Christ, one cannot know the True God and one cannot have eternal life.

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Christ in the Book of Ruth

Christ in the Old TestamentPastor Kachelmeier on Issues, Etc. talking about Christ in the book of Ruth. Chapter one opens by stating that there was a famine in the land. Thus, a man from Bethlehem in Judah sojourned in Moab. Then Naomi returns to the land with Ruth when she hears that the LORD has visited the land of Judah giving food. In the last chapter of the book, we are told Ruth has a son named Obed. Obed is the father of Jesse and Jesse is the father of David. In this book, the people of God our taught to wait in anticipation for the Son of David who will come and visit the land.  (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)

Lecture 62- Introduction to Christology- Part 1

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Introduction to Christology- Part 1

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

Christology is the study of the true knowledge of the person and work of Christ as revealed in the God-breathed scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.  Christ is the Savior who has come to save fallen humanity.  He is true God begotten from all eternity and also true man born of the Virgin Mary.  These are the two natures of the one Christ.  He has the divine nature being eternal God and the source of all life.  He has the human nature being mortal man able to die.  He is one person consisting of the personal union of these two natures.  We do not confound or mix the divine and human natures saying that He has one nature; therefore, we confess the two natures of Christ.  In the same way, we do not separate His divinity from His humanity saying that He subsists of two persons; therefore, we confess Christ to be one person of the Blessed Holy Trinity.

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