Deity of Jesus

Deity of Jesus Christ-Part 1

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One of the essentials of Christianity is the doctrine of the deity of Jesus Christ. In simple terms this means that Jesus is fully God, not a God. Christianity is the only religion that believes Jesus is God. Every other religion or cult sees Jesus as either a good man, a prophet, one of many gods, or not even a real person. There are cults like Mormonism and Jehovah Witness that deny the deity of Jesus. This is why these cults are not Christian no matter how much they may say they are Christian. Their doctrine does not line up with the teachings of Scripture, in this instance, the deity of Jesus.

Jesus claimed to be God, either He was/is God or He is a liar. If a liar, he is not a true prophet or a good man. He would actually also be a fool to die believing He is God, if He is not God. A person who does not believe in the deity of Jesus Christ is not a Christian because they are denying a fundamental doctrine of Christianity. Continue reading “Deity of Jesus Christ-Part 1” »

Deity of Jesus Christ-Part 2 1

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Jesus as God and Savior

In this lesson we will explore the concept of Jesus being both God and Savior. Throughout the New Testament Jesus Himself, and others call Jesus lord and Savior. Some may argue that Jesus is just one of many gods. We will deal with that in a moment. Others may argue that just because Jesus was Savior that does not make Him God. We will also address that in a moment. In this lesson we will only look at the verses that call Jesus Lord and Savior or God and Savior.
(All verses are in KJV unless stated otherwise.)

Hosea 13:4
Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.

In Hosea it is very clear that God, Jehovah, is speaking. He says there is no God but Him. And there is no saviour besides him. So, there is only one God and one Saviour. Thus if Jesus is called saviour, then he is equal to God-thus is God. Because there is only one true God.

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Deity of Jesus Christ-Part 4 1

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Jesus as Creator

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Who created the heaven and earth? God did. Then if there are any verses that says Jesus is the Creator, then Jesus and God are equal

Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Who are the us who made man? Continue reading “Deity of Jesus Christ-Part 4” »

Deity of Jesus Christ-Part 5 5

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Jesus has the characteristics of God

Only God is immortal
1 Timothy 1:16-17
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Jesus is immortal. Some may say vs 17 is about God the Father, but the context would make it appear that it is talking about Jesus. Continue reading “Deity of Jesus Christ-Part 5” »

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Jesus is equal to God

There are verses that say Jesus is equal to God.
Some will argue that God the Father created Jesus to be equal to Him-not that Jesus was innately equal to God. It is immaterial. Whether Jesus was at one time not equal to God (which we believe is false doctrine), He is NOW equal to God. So Jesus is fully God. To argue otherwise, is in direct conflict with scripture. Continue reading “Deity of Jesus Christ-Part 6” »

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Why Would a Person Want to Deny the Deity of Jesus Christ?

If Jesus is not God then Jesus is either a liar or a lunatic. If Jesus is a liar, He cannot even be a good moral person, or one of God’s many prophets. That would mean whatever Jesus taught cannot be trusted. Thus Jesus teachings can be ignored. So what Jesus calls sin may not be sin. The concept would be get rid of the messenger so that you do not have to follow the message.

If Jesus says He is the only way to heaven, but He is not God like He claims to be, then it would be safe to assume He is not the only way to heaven. So, then a person could argue there are many ways to get to heaven.

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