First And Second Comings In Isaiah

The Old Testament is sometimes regarded primarily as a great collection of Bible History by Christians who look more, or only, to The New Testament for Jesus Christ. At the same time, (non-Christian) Jews generally say that there is no mention of "two comings" of the Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures. Well, the fact is, in the Old Testament can be found very plain references to both the first, and the second, coming of the Messiah. Examples just from the book of Isaiah:

The First Coming

This describes an ordinary human, rejected by His Own people, brutally slaughtered like a lamb, buried in a rich man's grave, the Savior Who paid the penalty for the sins of humanity. It describes Jesus Christ perfectly:

The Second Coming

This describes the supernatural return of the Messiah, after the sacrifice of the human Savior, Who will arrive as a conquering King of kings, and Who will reign and judge upon the earth:

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This Week's Bible Quiz

1. Who succeeded Moses as leader of Israel?

2. Who succeeded King David as king of Israel?

3. Who replaced the traitor Judas Iscariot among The Twelve Apostles?

4. Who was the actual firstborn son of Jacob/Israel?

5. Who is the only known daughter of Jacob/Israel?

6. Who was the first human to see Jesus Christ after He was resurrected from the dead?

7. Of the Twelve Apostles, who was the only one that lived to old age?

8. Who was the cousin of Jesus Christ who "prepared the way" for Him?

9. Who is the oldest recorded human being?

10. Who was the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth?

For the answers to this February 20 2001 quiz, see the Bible Quiz Answers Page

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