555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

12. Symbols of Christ and Christianity




"What symbols are used for both Christ and his people y is a frequent question. There are six symbols used for both Christ and his people. 1. A BRANCH. For Christ, in Is. 11:1*4, "A branch out of his roots shall bear fruit," and "with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked;" in Zech. 6:12, 13, Heb. 3:1-4. Is. 4Zech. 3:8, Jer. 23-5, 33:15, 16. For his People. John 15:5, "Ye are the branches;" Is. 60:21, "The people also shall be all righteous, the branch of my planting;" also, Rom. 11 :16, Ps. 80:11, 15. 2. LIGHT. For Christ. In John 8:12, Jesus spake, "I am the light of the world;" also, in John 9:5, Luke 2 =32, and I John 1:5, "God is light" For his People. Phil. 2:15, "Among whom ye are seen as lights in the world," Matt. 5:14, Eph. 5:8, Acts 1347, Is. 42:6, Prov. 4:18. 3. A STONE. For Christ in I Pet. 2:4, 6, 7, 8, "A living stone," "A chief corner-stone," "the stone which the builders rejected," "a stone of stumbling;" also, Ps. 118:22, Eph. 2:20, Matt. 21-42. For his People. I Pet. 2 "Ye also as living stones are built up a spiritual house;" also, Eph. 2:21, 22. 4. A TEMPLE. Used for Christ in Rev. 21:22, "And I saw no temple therein for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are the temple thereof;" also, John 2 :19, 21. For his People. I Cor. 3 :16,17, "For the temple of God is holy which temple ye are," and I Cor. 6:19, II Cor. 6:16. 5. A SUN. 'For Christ. Ps. 84:11, "For the Lord God is a sun and shield;" also, Mai. 412, Rev. 21:23, 22:5. For his People. Judges 5:31, "Let them that love thee be as the sun;" also, Matt 13 -43. 6. A STAR. For Christ. Rev. 22:16, "I am the bright and morning star," II Pet. 1 :1g, "Until the day dawn and the day-star arise in your hearts;" also, Num. 24:17. For his People. Dan. 12 :1-3, "And they that be wise shall shine," "and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."