Chapter # 9 Paragraph # 4 Study # 4
November 1, 2009
Lincolnton, NC

<572> Thesis: Jesus was adamant about keeping His identity unproclaimed until after the resurrection because of the problems that such a proclamation would create for those weak in faith. Introduction: In our study this morning we come to a startling command from Jesus: He did not want His disciples telling anyone that He was the Christ of God. This is startling in view of the fact that He Himself taught that those who do not come to that "faith position" will die in their sins. Every person who has bought into "Christianity" acknowledges that this instruction by Jesus was "temporary", but that does not answer the real question. How can it be that He did not want His disciples announcing from the rooftops that He is the Christ of the God if, in fact, "faith" in that truth is required for salvation? This is the core focus of our study this morning. We are going to attempt to find out what was going on.