‘The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.’
Hebrews 1:3 (NIV)
Christian theology has referred to the three great offices of Christ: prophet, priest and king. As God’s only son he is the final prophet. He is the Great High Priest who offered himself as a full and final sacrifice on the cross in our place. He is ascended far above all rule and authority and is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Scripture also points to Christ as the Great Redeemer, prefigured by Old Testament teaching on the kinsman redeemer and the redemption of the children of Israel out of Egypt. Christ is also the suffering servant who humbled himself even to death on a cross. Perhaps the most familiar title of all to us is Christ the Saviour.
We consider these titles of Christ and their biblical foundations.