When did Jesus become the Christ?

Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that it was at Jesus’ baptism when the Holy Spirit came down as a dove that Jesus became the “Christ.” (See the Watchtower’s book, Holy Spirit–The force behind the coming new order, 1975, p. 90.) But this belief is inconsistent with the Biblical testimony that says that Jesus was proclaimed the “Christ” at His birth!  See these verses below:


Matthew 2:4: “And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.”

Luke 2:11: “For unto you is born THIS DAY in the city of David a Saviour, which is CHRIST the Lord.”

Luke 2:26 “And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.”

NOTE: Simon was looking at the Baby Jesus when he realized he was seeing the Lord’s “Christ” (Luke 2:27).


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