3.4.8 New Testament references to the person and activity of Jesus Christ

The gospels attest to the life and activity of Jesus Christ. However, the Evangelists did not provide this account as biographers. Rather they bore witness that this Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah expected by Israel: His story is that of the saving intervention of God in the course of the world, right from the start of the kingdom of God in His person. The essential elements of the profession to Christ are founded upon the testimony of Jesus in the New Testament.