John Hagee falsely teaches that the Lord Jesus did not claim to be the Messiah. God's Word refutes ...
John Hagee falsely teaches that the Lord Jesus did not claim to be the Messiah. God's Word refutes his heretical error.
"Messiah" is a Hebrew word, and "Christ" is a Greek word. Both mean "anointed." They mean the same thing. The Lord Jesus is the "Anointed" One of God.
The woman at the well said to the Lord, "... I know that MESSIAS cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I THAT SPEAK UNTO THEE AM HE." ( John 4:25-26 )
The prophecy of Psalm Chapter 2 ties two essential facts together: 1) Jesus is the Anointed One of God, 2) Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. Psalm 2 says, "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his ANOINTED. ... I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee." (Psalm 2:2, 7)
The Apostle Peter knew that Jesus is the Messiah for he said to Him, "Thou art the CHRIST, the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16; cf. Mark 8:29; John 6:69).
Lazarus' sister, Martha, acknowledged that Jesus is the Messiah when she said to him, "I believe that thou art the CHRIST, the Son of God" (John 11:27).
The Ethiopia eunuch said, "I believe that Jesus CHRIST is the Son of God" (Acts 8:37)
Even devils that the Lord Jesus cast out of people said to Him, "Thou art CHRIST the Son of God." (Luke 4:41)
The Prophet Daniel foretold of Christ's first coming in Daniel 9:25-26: "Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself ..." A careful study of this detailed prophecy shows that it was fulfiled exactly and that Messiah Jesus came at the precise time prescribed!
Another prophecy in Isaiah 61:1-2 further proves that Jesus is the Messiah. There it says, "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath ANOINTED me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken- hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD ..." It is recorded in Luke 4:18-19 that at the beginning of the Lord Jesus' ministry he read this passage from Isaiah in the Nazareth synagogue one sabbath and when He finished reading He sat down and said, "This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears." (Luke 4:21) That means that He claimed to be the one that Isaiah prophesied of, the Messiah!
Jesus said, "... many shall come in MY NAME, saying, I am CHRIST; and shall deceive many." (Matt 24:5) Messiah or Christ is His very name!
Jesus is the Messiah and He said He was the Messiah! John Hagee is in error!