"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." 1 Tim. i. 15.
"She shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins." Matt. i. 21.
"Of this man's [David] seed hath God, according to his promise, raised unto Israel a Saviour Jesus." Acts, xiii. 23?.
"This is the Stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts, iv. 11, 12.
"Unto you is born, this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall
be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.—And they came with haste, and found—the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child." Luke, ii. 11, 16, 17.
"His name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb." Ibid. 21.
John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." John, i. 29."Many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this Book: but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, ye might have life through his name." Jno. xx. 30, 31.
- According to Irenæus, the earliest writer who has made any mention of the design of John's Gospel, this very passage was written against those heretics, who separated Christ from Jesus.—Michaelis.