Donald W. Parry, “Jesus Christ Is the Messiah,” in The Jesus Christ Focused Old Testament: Making Sense of a Monumental Book (Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2022), 64.
Messiah is a Hebrew word that means “anointed one.” The equivalent word in Greek is Christ. So that his readers would clearly understand that Messiah and Christ were the same, John equated Messiah and Christ in his writings: “We have found the Messias [Messiah], which is, being interpreted, the Christ” (John 1:41); also, “I know that Messias [= Messiah] cometh, which is called Christ” (John 4:25).
Several New Testament passages demonstrate that Jesus is the Messiah (= Christ). Examples of such passages are set forth in the accompanying chart. Furthermore, and significantly, the name/title Jesus Christ is a common expression in the New Testament—attested 187 times. Moreover, many of the charts in this volume set forth that Jesus Christ is the anticipated Messiah of the Old Testament.
Jesus is Christ (Greek) = Messiah (Hebrew)
“And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.”
“These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.”
“This Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.”
“Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.”
“For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.”
“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.”
1 John 5:1