The Doctrine of Christ

By W. W. PRESCOTT
415 Pages
REVIEW AND HERALD PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION
TAKOMA PARK, WASHINGTON, D. C.
New York City South Bend, Ind.




A Series of Bible Studies for Use in Churches and Seminaries [First edition: A Series of Bible Studies Covering the Doctrines of the Scriptures, for Use in Colleges and Seminaries, as Outlined and Recommended by the Bible and History Teachers’ Council, held in Washington, D. C., from July 20 to August 9, 1919]

“Christ is All.”

“If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine.”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS of Doctrine of Christ

INTRODUCTORY NOTE ……………………………….3
Section I-THE WORD OF GOD ………………………..5
Section II-THE CENTRAL TRUTH IN CHRISTIANITY, THE
PERSON OF CHRIST …………………………………..17
Section III-CHRIST THE ONLY SAVIOUR ………………29
Section IV-THE GREAT FACTS CONCERNING CHRIST ………37
Section V-THE DEITY OF CHRIST ……………………40
Section VI-THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST ……………..43
Section VII-THE ATONING DEATH OF CHRIST …………..55
Section VIII-THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST …………..70




Section IX-THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST ……………….78
Section X-THE MEDIATORIAL WORK OF CHRIST ………….81
Section XI-LIVING THE LIFE OF CHRIST …………….108
Section XII-THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST ………….126
Section XIII-THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS WORK ………..176
Section XIV-THE SABBATH OF THE LORD ……………..195
Section XV-THE CHURCH OF CHRIST …………………218
Section XVI-PRAYER …………………………….258
Section XVII-GIVING TO CHRIST HIS PLACE ………….266
Section XVIII-MISCELLANEOUS …………………….281
BIBLIOGRAPHY ………………………………….294




Excerpt 1 of the Doctrine of Christ

LESSON THREE The Inspiration of the Scripture
1. All Scripture is inspired. 2 Timothy 3:16.
2. The prophets spoke for God under the influence of the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21; Acts 1:16; 2 Samuel
23:2; Acts 4:24, 25; 28:25; Hebrews 3:7; 10:15; Ephesians 6:17.
3. God spoke through the prophets. Hebrews 1:1, 7, 13, Jeremiah 9:12; Matthew 1:22; 2:15; Acts 3:18-21;  3:47.
4. The word of God was thus given through the prophets. Jeremiah 22:1, 2; 23:28; 26:1, 2. Luke 8:21; 11:28; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 2:13.

NOTES: The real Author of Scripture
“Inspired of God means that the Spirit of God is the author of this Scripture, influencing the men who wrote in such a manner that their writings are pure and absolute truth.”

Inspiration a fact
“The inspiration of Scripture is a fact, not a theory. We find great difficulty in framing a theory even of those influences of the Spirit which we ourselves have experienced, such as regeneration and conversion. How can we, with any degree of certainty, propound a theory of an influence of which we have no personal experimental knowledge. We receive the fact, asserted by the Scriptures themselves, and abundantly confirmed by them, that, though written by men, they are of God, and that the ideas they unfold are clothed in such words as he, in his wisdom and love, intended, so that they may be safely and fully received as expressing his mind, and the thoughts which he purposed to convey to us for  our instruction and guidance.”




Excerpt 2 of the Doctrine of Christ

LESSON FIVE The Central Person in the Scriptures
1. The great purpose of the Old Testament was to bear witness of Christ. John 5:39, 46; John 1:45; Luke 24:27, 44; Psalm 40:8.
2. From the beginning of the New Testament to its close the most prominent name is the name of Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:1; Revelation 22:21.
3. Under various titles Christ is presented in the Old
Testament. Genesis 3:15; 49:10; Numbers 24:17;
Deuteronomy 18:15; Joshua 5:13-15; Judges 13:3, 17-20; Isaiah 9:6, 7; Jeremiah 23:5, 6; Daniel 7:13; Zechariah 6:12; Malachi 3:1.
4. Some of the greatest characters of the Old Testament were types of Christ. Examples: Adam, Melchizedek, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David.
5. The whole purpose of the ancient sanctuary and its
services was to reveal Christ as the Savior of the world. 1 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 8:1,2; Colossians 2:16,17; Hebrews 9:8-14; 8:5, 10:1; 9:23-26; 8:4, 5.
6. The same name is applied to him as to the Holy
Scriptures Mark 7:13; Revelation 19:13.




Excerpt 3 of the Doctrine of Christ

LESSON FIFTEEN The Deity of Christ
1. The Word who became flesh was God. John 1:1, 14; Matthew 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 5:20; John 20:28.
2. The “I AM” of the Old Testament was manifested in the person of Jesus. Exodus 3:14 and John 8:58 (compare Isaiah 41:4; 43:10-13; 44:46; 45:22; 46:4, 9); John 4:26; 8:24, 28; 6:20 (“It is I” may be translated “I AM”); 6:48; 8:12; 10:11; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1; Revelation 1:17, 18; 22:13, 16.
3. The claims and admissions of Jesus himself establish his deity. John 5. 25; 9:35; 11:4; Matthew 19:28; John 14. 2, 3; 2:19-21; 8:24; 10:17, 18; 12:47; 5:20-23; Matthew. 28:18-20.
4. The deity of Christ is assumed throughout the New
Testament. “Come to me.” Matthew 11:28. “Learn of me!” Matthew 11:29. “Believe also in me!” John 14:1. “Follow me!” Mark 10:21. “Abide in me!” John 15:4; Matthew 13:41 (note “his angels,” and “his kingdom”); Matthew 16:27 (compare 2 Corinthians 5:10) Matthew 24:31 (note “his angels,” and “his
elect”) Luke 24:46, 47; Mark 2:5-7; Galatians 1:1; Ephesians 4:32, ARV. “The deity of Christ is in solution in every page of the New Testament.”
5. The religious leaders of Christ’s time were convinced that he claimed to be God. John 5:17, 18; 10:32, 33; 19:7; Luke 22:70, 71; Matthew 27:41-43.




Excerpt 4 of the Doctrine of Christ

LESSON THIRTY-NINE Christ Our Priest
1. In order that he might become a priest to make
propitiation for sin, Christ partook of the same flesh and blood which we have. Hebrews 2:17; 4:15.
2. Christ is priest after the order of Melchizedek, and not fter the order of Aaron. Hebrews 5:6; 7:11-14, 1-3.
3. The priesthood of Christ is superior in various
particulars. Hebrews 7:15-17, 20-24.
4. Christ is priest in the heavenly sanctuary. Hebrews 8:1, 2, 4; 9:11, 12, 24.
5. Christ is priest upon the throne of grace to minister
mercy and grace. Zechariah 6:12, 13; Hebrews 4:14-16.
6. Christ’s ministry is a more excellent one. Hebrews 8:6.
7. As priest he pleads in our behalf the offering up of
himself for sin. Hebrews 7:26, 27; 9:25-28.
8. That offering is effectual for our salvation. Hebrews 10:10-14.
9. As our priest Christ gives himself wholly to securing salvation for us through his continual intercession. Hebrews 7.25.




Excerpt 5 of the Doctrine of Christ

LESSON TWENTY-THREE The “Servant” of Isaiah 42 to 53
1. The servant as a worker.
a. The prophecy. Isaiah 42:1-7; 49:5-9.
b. The fulfillment. Matthew 12:17-21; 3:17; 17:5.
2. The servant as a witness,
a. The prophecy. Isaiah 43:10.
b. The fulfillment. John 18:37.
3. The servant as a sufferer.
a. The prophecy. Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:3-5, 11.
b. The fulfillment. Matthew 8:16, 17; Luke 18:31-33; Acts 3:13-15, ARV; 4:27, 28, ARV; 8:32-35.




All of chapters 42 to 53 should be read in connection with this lesson.




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