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Samson as Christ: The Marvelous Opener of the Gates by J. Philip Scranton

Samson as Christ: The Marvelous Opener of the Gates

by J. Philip Scranton

Pages: 192

Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

Category
  • RELIGION - Biblical Studies - General
  • RELIGION - Christian Ministry - Pastoral Resources
  • RELIGION - Devotional

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781615793129

Price : $14.99


Deep in the heart of every believer is the hunch, if not the conviction, that somewhere the Bible must sketch a portrait of the Lord Jesus Christ like this one. He must be the strong Man of God Who can fight against incredible odds and win the victory decisively. The purpose of the narrative on Samson in the book of Judges is to give us that portrayal, so we can realize and glory in the accomplishments of Jesus Christ like never before. Samson provides that unparalleled picture of Christ for us.
Some will protest, “Samson was a womanizer! He can’t be a type of Christ!” Squeamish commentators have thought that for years. But types of Christ are not determined by moral purity, but by the nature of their acts and how they can represent the things Christ has done. Christ has vanquished foes far more formidable than any giant and more numerous than any Philistine horde. He has fought the spiritual powers of darkness, with faith in God as His only weapon. He has taken the sword of death from Satan himself and now holds the keys of death and hades.
God has used the mighty, powerful and miraculous victories of Samson to portray the faith of Christ. Christ’s is a faith that never loses. Isaiah prophesied of Jesus, “I set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed” (50:7).

Philip Scranton is a graduate of Mid-Continent University in Biblical Studies, and pursued graduate work in Biblical Languages. He was pastor of two churches and has written numerous magazine articles, especially in Old Testament Studies.

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