Lecture 77- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Introduction Part 2

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The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Introduction Part 2

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

The Evangelist Isaiah writes, “For out of Zion shall go the Torah, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:3). Again in chapter fifty-one Yahweh speaks through the hand of Isaiah saying,“Give attention to Me, My people, and give ear to Me, My nation; for a Torah will go out from Me, and I will set My justice for a light to the peoples. My righteousness draws near, My salvation has gone out, and My arms will judge the peoples; the coastlands hope for Me, and for My arm they wait” (Isaiah 51:4–5). And again in chapter fifty-two, the Evangelist Isaiah writes, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns”” (Isaiah 52:7, ESV). After the resurrection, Christ sent out His apostles to the nations in order to make disciples by baptizing them and teaching them. Isaiah foretold the proclamation of Christ to the Gentiles before the apostles were even sent.

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2 thoughts on “Lecture 77- The Gospel According to St. Isaiah- Introduction Part 2

  1. Thank you Pastor Kachelmeier for these splendid introductory lectures which significantly link Isaiah to apostolic preaching of the gospel to the world. I had never quite connected the two until you revealed the source.

    Interestingly, my Jewish friends have never heard Isaiah 52-53 read during synagogue. Apparently, in their service, they just skip it. Your teaching explains why they would need to avoid it, as they indeed avoid the entire New Testament proclamation of the gospel.

    Thank you again, Rob Bechtel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

    • After the institution of the New Testament, the church consists of the those who believe that the Messianic promises are fulfilled in Jesus. Thus, what we call Judaism, stems from the rabbinical teaching that Jesus is not the Messiah. Isaiah 52 and 53 were important passages to the early church as they testify to the person and work of Jesus on the cross. Therefore, the church has historically regarded these texts as foundation for the confession that Jesus is the Christ. Since rabbinical Judaism rejects Jesus, this passages are insignificant to the modern synagogue.

      Pastor Kachelmeier

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