Jul 7 2020
Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
Continuing from our previous discussion concerning YHWH and His Bride, this article begins the evaluation of the evidences for the pre-incarnate Son being the Divine Bridegroom in the Old Testament – the very one before whom the Sinai Covenant was instituted. While the Old Testament prophets never identified the Messiah by the name Jesus – which shouldn’t be surprising since that was the name acquired at His incarnation – there are clear references to His nature, mission and works that puts to rest all the doubt that the Old Testament prophets knew more than what skeptics (including the Unitarians) give them credit for.
The Old Testament is filled with appellations and titles that corresponds to the works and deeds of the Messiah, which if casted in the revealing light of the other scriptures without importing unnecessary presumptions, no doubt will point us to the identity of the Jesus Christ in the NT. In other words, it is our conviction that The Son before His incarnation had been active throughout the history and texts of the Old Testament. Most especially, the Church for almost twenty centuries had identified the pre-incarnate Son as the Divine Malak YHWH (the angel of the LORD) whom the inspired authors of the Old Testament repeatedly identified as YHWH though distinct from another figure known as YHWH – which points to the brute fact that the OT authors (who doesn’t have the linguistic tools to articulate their conviction within the context of a philosophical nomenclature) have always been proto-Trinitarians.More