We Believe Him To Be The Christ
“Whosoever believeth that JESUS IS THE CHRIST is born of God,”
(1st John 5:1)
All who are born of God believe that Jesus is the Christ. The title THE CHRIST signifies anointed and includes all the offices of the Son of God. To believe Him to be THE CHRIST is to believe Him to that Prophet which Moses said should come, who has declared the whole mind and will of the Father. It is to believe He is that Priest which should arise after the order of Melchizedek and make full atonement for sin and effectual intercession for transgressors. It is to believe He is King of kings and Lord of lords, whom God hath set over all things from all ages and for all time.
This faith in Christ is not a mere assent to the fact nor merely acknowledging it as the demons have done (Luke 4:41). It is to believe with the heart (Romans 10:9-10). It is to bow the knee in repentance and to look to Christ, trust in Him, receive Him as our righteousness, to rest in His blood for cleansing, and to lay hold of Him as our Saviour, Redeemer, and Mediator (1st Timothy 2:5).
Such faith is far above and beyond the reach of the human mind. It is the gift of God. It is the result of regeneration and a new birth, for we must be drawn to Christ and taught of God (John 6:44-45).
Henry Mahan – 1986