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Archive for October 2nd, 2017

Christian Audio has made this book available for free for the month of October 2017.  The book is The Whole Christ by Sinclair Ferguson.  It is quite appropriate that they offered something solid in light of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation!

I have a copy of this book at home and was planning on reading it sometime in the future but now I’m also glad I get to download this book in audio format!

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For today’s post will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Will the Messiah be a descendant of David?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Yes

“When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.” ( 2 Samuel 7:12-13)

No

“And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.”’ 37 David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so in what sense is He his son?” And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him.” (Mark 12:35-37)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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