Riddlebarger: Christ Is Our Prophet, Priest, And King

As the story of redemption unfolded in the Old Testament, the offices of prophet, priest, and king repeatedly came into view. Moses prophesied that “the Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him” (Deut. 18:15). These words meant that the coming Redeemer would be a great prophet—in fact, he would be the Prophet, the Word of God incarnate. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus is presented as the new Moses, not the lawgiver but the consummate covenant Mediator who leads the people of God in a new exodus toward the final promised land, the heavenly city. As God in human flesh, it was in his capacity as God’s prophet par excellence that Jesus was the image of the invisible God (Col. 1:15). As Jesus told Philip, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). In Jesus Christ, God is fully revealed.

Kim Riddlebarger | A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times, Expanded Edition (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013), 67.


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Posted by Tony Phelps | Friday, April 12, 2024 | Categorized in Faith, HeidelQuotes, Scripture. Tony Phelps. Bookmark the permalink.

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Tony grew up in Rhode Island. He was educated at BA (University of Rhode Island) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He worked in the insurance industry for ten years. He planted a PCA church in Wakefield, RI where he served for eleven years. In 2015–18 he pastored Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Colorado Springs. He is currently pastor of Living Hope (OPC). Tony is married to Donna and together they have three children. Meet all the Heidelberg contributors»

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