Comment on Thursday: Jesus, the Divine Messiah by Winfried Stolpmann

The phrase “of our God und Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:1) clearly points out the divinity of Christ as expressed in His divine mission saving man from sin, which only God is able to accomplish. The word Saviour is related to Christ. Already the angel of the Lord has pointed out that Joseph shall call the Saviours name “Jesus”, for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

Moreover, the Greek name “Jesus” is the equivalent of the Hebrew word “Jeshua”, which means “Salvation”. In its absolute sense it expresses divine messianic salvation by God himself. (Isaiah 52:7; 1 Samuel 2:1; Deuteronomy 32:15)

In giving Jesus this name, the interpreting angel has designated divinity to our Lord, which is the foundation of His divine, salvatory mission saving man from sin. Hallelujah!

Winfried Stolpmann


Source: Daily Sabbath School Lessons