The Main Theme Throughout the New Testament In spite of the diversities in the New Testament writings, there happens to be one main theme that unites all of the Books together. This one main subject matter is the Christology of Jesus. The different aspects of who He is and what His ministry is both here on earth and in heaven, is clearly painted throughout the whole New Testament. Some examples of Jesus’ Christology as the main theme throughout the New Testament are made evident in comparing the first three books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, to the Book of John. These first three describe Jesus by his outer facets of ministry, while John spotlights the inner doctrinal features of Jesus’ ministry (Conner and Malmin). Although each of these books discuss many different stories, point of views, and doctrines, they all still undoubtedly point to Jesus. Another great example of each of the New Testament Books placing Jesus’ life as their main premise for discussion is by looking at the Book of Acts and the Book of Ephesians the message in both books is very different, but the way that they portray Jesus is the same. Acts depicts Jesus as the head of the church and Ephesians also illustrates Him in this same manner (Conner and Malmin).
Kevin Conner, and Ken Malmin. New Testament Survey. Revised. Portland, OR: City Bible Publishing, 1975. Print.
The Holy Bible. New King James. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1982. Print.