Do none of the New Testament letters really mention "Jesus", but only "Christ"?


Posted: Aug 28/2k


 

Somebody read an article somewhere making a bizarre claim (and was disturbed by it, obviously)...

 

A second article points out that none of the New Testament letters written during the first century specifically mention Jesus, but only "Christ" who is not necessarily identified with Jesus of Nazareth (sp?). Help! Help! Help!

 

 

I did a quick check...

 

"My NT concordance shows 352 verses in JUST Paul's epistles with the words "Jesus" AND "Christ" in them, from every single epistle--surely SOME of these are written by him in the 1st century before he died in 66ad (smile)... and 76 occurrences of "Jesus" and "Christ" in the other NT non-historical writings (Heb-Jude)...there are 8 verses in Acts in which Jesus is SPECIFICALLY linked with Nazareth/Nazarene, INCLUDING one disclosure to Paul by Jesus (road to Damascus), as recounted by him at this trial---long before he wrote any of his letters...

 


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