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Was Jesus Really God-Part 8

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Today we will be wrapping up our study on the Deity of Jesus. We will close with what others had to say about this subject, or the thoughts they expressed concerning it. We won’t just talk about what those friendly to our Lord said, thought, and wrote; Jesus’ enemies also expressed themselves concerning the claims Jesus made.

The Writers of the Bible Clearly Describe Jesus as Being Divine

Time and time again, various writers of Holy Scripture describe the Divinity of Jesus Christ. We are working under the premise here that The Bible as we have it today is, in fact, inspired by God. Therefore if the writers of Scripture call Jesus God, then it is just as if God the Father called Jesus God. The only way to escape this conclusion is to deny that ,as Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is given…

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Was Jesus Really God-Part 7

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It’s Monday morning, and time for us to continue our study on the deity of Jesus Christ. For those who need a recap of where we left off, it can be found here on Was Jesus Really God-Part 6.

Last week we discussed some of the statements Jesus made which, while not being the statement “I am God,” were certainly claims of being equal to and of the same substance as God the Father. We also discussed his claims of son-ship with The Father and how, in that day and time, to be someone’s son was to basically be equal with them; obviously a claim equality with God is in practicality the same as a claim of being God.

Today we are going to cover some instances where we see Jesus’ actions indicate He understood His own divine nature.

Jesus laid claim to many of the attributes of God. Jesus…

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Was Jesus Really God? Part 6

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Part 6. We have been studying in some detail this very critical central doctrine of the Christian faith, and are working our way towards a conclusion. Before we dive into the meat of the post, I want to establish the parameters of how this is being approached to cut off, before they begin, certain arguments which might be made.

The objective here is to teach what the Bible teaches about the deity of Jesus Christ. We are going to look at things Jesus said, and we will look at things He did. We will look at what others had to say, including Jesus’ enemies and other writers of the Bible. By the time we finish this series we will clearly understand that those who teach counter to to the true Biblical position on the Deity of Jesus, and claim to base their position on the Bible, are simply wrong and…

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Was Jesus Really God? Part 5-Hey Man, Jesus NEVER said He was God

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Hello friends and readers! Long time no see, at least in this study of the deity of Jesus Christ. Way back in February we started a study on the deity, or non deity in some quarters, of Jesus Christ. Life interrupted, and we took a small hiatus from the series. It is now time to continue on and work our way to our conclusion.

Since it has been so long since our last installment in the series, today we will keep it light, and not dig too deeply into the meat of what Scripture teaches about the deity of Jesus. That is the point, however, where we are in our study. We have covered other things related to the topic, and all we have left is to understand what God’s own Word teaches us on this topic. So, today will mostly be a recap of what we have already covered…

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Was Jesus Really God? Part 4-Why Don’t We Believe In Jesus?

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We have been working our way through a study on the Deity of Jesus Christ. Simply put, this is one of the most basic and essential beliefs of orthodox Christian faith. Without belief in the Divine nature of Jesus, it can be seriously questioned if one is actually a Christian or, in fact, something else. We have discussed why it matters, a brief explanation of the Hypostatic Union, and some of the major attacks and assaults both historically and today on this essential doctrine.

As we move along in our study, I want to take a look at the whys, or the motivations, that may be driving those who doubt this doctrine to doubt in in the first place. Irritation warning here, and an intolerance advisory has been issued. Many will disagree with some of what I say here, but that’s really not my problem.

Let’s recap, quickly, just why…

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Was Jesus Really God? Part 3-Attacks On the Divinity of Jesus Christ

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Like almost any doctrine considered to be central and core to traditional orthodox Christianity, the Doctrine of the Divinity of Jesus Christ has been under assault almost from the beginning of the New Testament church age. Yet, there is almost no Doctrine more tied to the core of true Christian faith than this one. Without it, there basically is no Christian faith as it has been traditionally known.

I had said we would discuss some of the more major assaults on this concept, and we will. Rather than me spending the next 20 years developing the ability to relay some of these thoughts and then representing them in some coherent form, my plan today is to briefly describe some of them and provide some links for further reading by readers.

One of the more prominent sources I use for this is the website. It is simply a smorgasbord of…

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Everybody Has Faith In Something

“We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints; because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel.” Colossians 1:3-5 (NASB)
“There are many messages and ideas that can be called true, but only God’s Word can be called truth. Satan is the liar; to believe his lies is to led astray into death (John 8:44). Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6); when we trust Him, we experience life. Men have tried to destroy God’s truth, but they have failed. The Word of God still stands!
Everybody has faith in something. But faith is only as good as the object in which a person puts his trust. The jungle pagan worships a god of stone; the educated city pagan worships money or possessions or status. In both cases, faith is empty. The true Christian believer has faith in Jesus Christ, and that faith is based on the Word of truth. Any other kind of faith is but superstition–it cannot save.”

Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Complete, p. 21

We Trust God Because Of Who He Is

“After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10 (NASB)
Suffering Christians have not been rejected, not forsaken by God. They are recipients of His sustaining grace. Suffering is only for a little while. On the other hand, the glory that awaits the faithful servants of Jesus Christ is eternal.
Our God is loving, powerful, and faithful. Having obtained our salvation at such a great price and having called us through the preaching of the Gospel. He will never abandon us, no matter how dark our surroundings may seem.
Even though our new life in Christ does not render us immune to the attacks of Satan, we still trust God because of who He is.
“For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comprehension, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NASB)

The Foolish Things Of The World

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 (NASB)
“The foolish things of the world” points out that God has chosen things foolish in the estimation of the world; that is, from the standpoint of man’s wisdom the things God chooses to use are foolishness. It has pleased the God of all grace to choose foolish things to put to shame the wise, and weak things in the eyes of the world to put to shame those who are mighty.
In James 1:5 we read, “But if any of lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” In 1 Corinthians 2:14 we are told, “But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.”
It is solemn Bible fact that it is impossible for man to know God apart from the gift of wisdom bestowed upon man by God, who loved sinners so much that He set forth Jesus, the wisdom of God in flesh. As believers we must recognize the fact that the wisdom through which we made Christ our Savior by exercising faith in His finished work, was bestowed upon us by God, in Jesus Christ. The natural man (unregenerate man) will not receive the things of the Spirit of God because to him they are foolish, empty, and vain; but God sent Jesus who, in a body, brought down to man the wisdom and righteousness of God, and presented God to man in an understandable form.
Witnessing to the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus said, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24); and this is true. The mind of man cannot comprehend an eternal Spirit–a Spirit with no beginning, having always been. There was never a time when God was not. But we can comprehend the man Jesus, who was truly God in flesh, equal with God in every respect.
Before the unregenerate man can receive salvation, justification, righteousness, or sanctification, he must first accept the Word of God as God’s Word, the wisdom of God which has spoken in order that we might hear and have faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, who was God in the flesh.

I Believe The Record God Has Given Of His Son

Jesus took my place, He paid the debt I should have paid in hell forever. He who knew no sin was made to be sin for me (2 Cor.5:21). I believe the record God has given of His Son. I have put my faith and trust in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ; and since I have received Him into my heart by faith, I also share in His death for I died with Him. Paul wrote to the Galatians, “And I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal.2:20). With Paul I can say, “I am not ashamed because I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day” (2 Tim. 1:12b).
Since Jesus took my place and since I have put my trust in Him, I have received the full wealth of His atonement. He took all of my sorrow, my grief, my misery, pain, and woe and nailed them to His cross. He made atonement for me–and for all those who will believe in His shed blood.

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