The God of Grace in Christianity and the New Testament


God’s covenant with David of the Hebrew Bible is fulfilled by Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The Gospel of Mark, which eloquently defends the messianic mission of Jesus Christ, argues that Christ’s suffering and death qualify Him as the fulfillment of the Davidic hope and for the central role in God’s history of salvation. Mark’s defense lays a sturdy biblical foundation for the doctrines of orthodox Christology that the church faithfully enshrined in its creeds over the course of the following centuries.


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Donald J. Westblade is assistant professor of religion at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Williams College, his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his M.A. and M. Phil. from Yale University.