The King

By R. J. Rushdoony
March 09, 1980

The scriptures make clear that Christ is King. This is the most obvious fact of scripture. The Old Testament repeatedly speaks of the Messiah as king. In Psalm 45:6-7 this is emphatically stated. In fact, His crucifixion was due to His royal status, this was His crime. All the four gospels tell us, Matthew 27:37, Mark 15:26, Luke 23:38, John 19:19, that the crime charged to Him was that He was king of the Jews. By this was meant the Messianic King, the God King.