Faith in the Real Jesus: Understanding Him As Prophet, Priest, and King

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013

Jesus is the self-declared fulfillment of the Old Testament promises… In Reformed theology, the three offices of Christ are seen to embrace the totality of his being and doing.
Every Christian needs to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18). The knowledge of Christ includes understanding his person and work in all their multifaceted characteristics. From earliest times the church has characterized the work of Jesus as involving the offices of Prophet, Priest, and King. The Protestant Reformers, especially Calvin, used this Old Testament-based schema to spell out the parameters of Jesus’ work for us as the mediator of salvation. At the pastoral level, the Reformed doctrines of the perseverance of the saints and assurance of salvation are closely linked with this ...

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