Jesus Is The Christ.

“Give me an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow on me also, O Lord my God, understanding to know You, diligence to seek You, wisdom to find You, and faithfulness that may finally embrace Your through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Thomas Aquinas (*quote, not Scripture)

The apostle Peter knew the truth about the identity of Jesus; even though Peter certainly had his faults and even denied knowing Jesus, he was usually unashamed to speak the truth about his Lord. ” ‘ But what about you?’ Jesus asked. ‘Who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ.’ ” (Mark 8:29) “Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ ” (Matthew 16:16) “To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who will also share in the glory to be revealed.” (1 Peter 2:21)

Peter saw Jesus Christ as a true example, and encouraged other believers to follow after Christ. “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.” (1 Peter 2:21)

Many others saw Christ as incredibly important, such as Jude: “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, to those who have been called…” (Jude 1:1a)

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