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Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 6

Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 6

Explain the meaning of the names Christ, Jesus, and Jesus Christ from the historical and metaphysical standpoint.

6. From the historical standpoint the terms Christ, Jesus, and Jesus Christ are names or titles applied to the Man of Nazareth, the great Healer, Teacher, Overcomer, and resurrected Lord, who according to Christian belief is the Savior of mankind. "You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins" (Matt. 1:21).

As brought out in the lesson material, from the metaphysical standpoint Christ is the image of God, the Word, the Son, the Law, the pattern of perfection in each person. Christ is the I AM identity; the perfect Self of every person; the divine pattern in every man; a name for the first phase of every man's threefold nature (spirit, soul, body).

Jesus (metaphysically) is the likeness of God; the understanding use of the Christ pattern. (This is covered comprehensively on page 2 of the lesson material.)

Jesus Christ (metaphysically) is the radiant, living Presence, the perfected consciousness that is carrying out God's plan in every man. (Covered more fully in the lesson material.)

Preceding Entry: What is meant by the term "the first-born of all creation" (Col. 1:15)?
Following Entry: When one is quickened to spiritual understanding and knows the Father or Christ (the Son, or I AM) within, what will be the result?