The Reformed Reader Blog

When I was a younger Christian, I would have readily admitted that the OT does contain many prophecies and promises about Christ. But the more I read Scripture, meditate on it, and read solid Christian literature about Scripture, the more I realize that the OT is Christ-centered in ways almost too deep to explain and understand.

For one example, when Christ was teaching the parable of the soils/seeds to his disciples in Mark 4:12, he quoted Isaiah 6:9-10. But Christ wasn’t just quoting that text from memory like we might do. He was actually the one who appeared to Isaiah long before he taught the disciples the parable. This is explained in John 12:41, where John says that Isaiah saw Christ’s glory. In a way, we can say Jesus was quoting himself to teach the disciples. This isn’t easy to wrap our minds around, but these are the sorts of…

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