The Study Catechism
Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018
[approved by the 210th General Assembly (1998)]
[Biblical citations added for reference]
Question 39. How did Jesus Christ fulfill the office of prophet?
He was God's Word to a dying and sinful world; he embodied the love he proclaimed. His life, death and resurrection became the great Yes that continues to be spoken despite how often we have said No. When we receive this Word by faith, Christ himself enters our hearts, that he may dwell in us forever, and we in him.
Acts 3:20, 22 "That he may send the Messiah appointed for you, that is, JesusMoses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you from your own people a prophet like me. You must listen to whatever he tells you. And it will be that everyone who does not listen to that prophet will be utterly rooted out of the people.'"
John 1:18 "No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known."
Eph. 3:17 "And that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love."