Concerning the name of Jesus

47.—Why was Jesus Christ called by that name?
ANSWER: TOshow who he was and what was his mission
PROOF: “Thou shalt call his name Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matt 1 21)

48.—In what way does His name show this?
ANSWER: First by Jesus, which is a name of Hebrew origin, signifying God shall save, and then by Christ, which is a Greek word, meaning Anointed
PROOF: They shall call his name Emmanuel which, being interpreted is, God with us (Matt 1 23) ‘The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His ANOINTED” (Psa 2 2) ‘For of a truth against Thy holy child Jesus whom Thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together ‘ (Acts 4 27)

49.—What is anointing?
ANSWER: It is the ceremony by which kings and priests were by divine appointment consecrated to their office It consisted in putting holy oil on their heads
PROOF: ‘ Then shalt thou (Moses) take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his (Aaron s) head and anoint him and the priests’ office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute” (Exod 29 7-9) “Thou (Samuel) shall anoint him (Saul) to be captain o\ei My people Isiael Then (Samuel) took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head” (1 Sam 9 16, 10 1) “Fill thine horn with oil and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite for I have provided Me a king among his sons Thou shall anoint unto Me him whom I name unto thee” (1 Sam 16 1-3)

50.—Was Christ anointed with oil?
ANSWER: NO he was anointed with that of which the oil of ancient custom was but a type He was anointed with the Spirit of God at his baptism in the Jordan
PROOF: “God anointed Jesus of Nazaieth with the Holy Spun and with power who went about doing %ood” (Acts 10 38) “When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaxen was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him” (Luke 3 21, 22)

51.—Then a man bearing the name of Jesus Christ would be pointed out by that name as the man through whom God, by the anointing Spirit, would save men — from what?
ANSWER: From their sins
PROOF: ‘ He (Jesus) shall sax e his people from their sins” (Matt 1 21)