School of Divinity
Religion: Biblical Studies
Lamb, Worship, Worthy, John 1, Revelation 5
Christianity | Religion
DeGroff, Rebekah, "Worthy is the Lamb: The Nature of Christ as Lamb and Rightful Worship of the Godhead" (2022). Senior Honors Theses. 1150.
The Lamb motif can be traced throughout Scripture and is often paired with depictions of a sacrificial, substitutionary, and atoning nature. The New Testament portrays Jesus Christ as the perfect and acceptable Lamb of God, confirmed through His victorious death on the cross. Revelation 5 parallels the worship of Christ as Lamb with His death that provided payment for the justification of man and qualified Him to bring about God’s final judgment and redemption of creation. Thus, Christ’s identity as the Lamb results in the justification and judgment of mankind, the glorification of God the Father, and the worship of Jesus as the spotless Lamb of God.