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Life of Faith, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

14- People Believed In The Coming Of Christ Without Seeing Him


8- People Believed In The Coming Of Christ Without Seeing Him

Even the Samaritan woman said to the Lord “I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things” (John 4:25).

Thus, everyone knew, according to God's promise that the Messiah was coming, as we have discussed this issue before here on in other sections. They were eagerly awaiting for Him. They understood what had Isaiah said, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). They believed nevertheless, although they never saw the Virgin.

The wait by the Old Testament people through faith for the Messiah is like our wait for the Second Coming of Christ in the New Testament. Waiting for Christ’s Second Coming on the clouds according to the Lord's promise (Mat. 24:25) and the two angels who appeared to the disciples (Acts 1: 11).

We probably have not seen the Lord on the clouds in the glory of His Father and His saints. And through faith, we believe in His Second Coming in this form although we have never seen it.

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