The Berean Expositor
Volume 17 - Page 62 of 144
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See how perfect Scripture is. It never calls the Lord the Son of Adam. No, He is:
(1) The Seed of the woman (Gen. 3: 15); (2) The Seed or Son of Abraham (Gal. 3: 16;
Matt. 1: 1); and (3) The Seed or Son of David (Rom. 1: 3; Matt. 1: 1).  Such is the
testimony of the Word. Begotten of the Father, of the Highest, by pneuma hagion, not of
blood, neither the will of the flesh or man, but of God. Born of a virgin, in fulfillment of
O.T. prophecy. Perfectly formed and fashioned as a man, He came into the world in the
body prepared for Him (Heb. 10: 5), to do the will of God as the Seed of the woman, the
Seed of Abraham, and the Seed of David.
His title "Son of man" means that He was very man, the representative man. This title
will occur in other studies, and therefore we will not embark upon its investigation here.
If our hearts are moved as we contemplate the overwhelming fact that our Saviour is God
manifest in the flesh, are not our hearts equally moved at the great kenosis, the
condescension that did not abhor the virgin's womb, but was made flesh and tabernacled
among us, lived for us, suffered for us, and at last died for us? The name of the Lord be
The Apostle of apostles.
pp. 178 - 183
The heading of this article, "The Man Christ Jesus", and its sub-heading, "The Apostle
of apostles", may strike the reader as somewhat incongruous. Scripture indicates Peter as
"the chiefest of the apostles", and Paul as being "not one whit behind" in his office as the
apostle to the Gentiles. Let us not forget, however, that both Peter and Paul were
ministers of Christ. While Peter was equipped as the apostle of the circumcision, and
Paul as the apostle of the uncircumcision, the Lord they represented was the Apostle of
both Jew and Gentile, the Savoiur and Head of all that call upon Him.
The propriety of the title "Apostle" as applied to the Lord may be questioned by some,
as we have been surprised to find well-taught believers who seem to have no knowledge
of its existence. The title is found in Heb. 3: 1:--
"Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and
High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus."
We are apt to limit the term "The Anointed" or "The Christ" to the three offices of
Prophet, Priest, and King. Have we ever stopped to think that had the Lord never been
the Apostle, no other office could have been held? The essential meaning of the word
Apostle is "The Sent One", and the Lord as High Priest could never have gone back to
God had He not first of all come from God. Inasmuch as every good and perfect gift
cometh from above, inasmuch as the gospel, salvation, peace, and life, are all "of God",
it is absolutely essential that whosoever shall bring that gospel, accomplish that salvation,