Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The deity of Christ

Click hereFor in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:9)

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am (John 8:58)

Basic truths:

[1] Christ is God because He possesses all the attributes of deity.

[2] Jesus is man because He possesses all the attributes of humanity.

[3] Jesus Christ is the God-man, one person possessing two natures, both fully God and fully man at the same time.


Christ is God because He possesses all the attributes of deity.

[1] Christ existed before the birth of Jesus (Galatians 4:4)

  • Christ existed prior to Creation (John 1:1, 14).
  • Christ was active in Creation (Colossians 1:16.)
  • Christ appeared in temporary human form, that is, as the Angel of the Lord, throughout the Old Testament (Genesis 16:7; Exodus 3:1-5; Luke 2:9; Acts 12:7).
[2] Christ claimed to have existed prior to Abraham (John 8:58).

[3] Christ is called the “Son of God” (John 10:33-36).

[4] Christ is fully God (Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3).

[5] Christ demonstrated that He was God because of His
  • omnipotence (Mark 4:39)
  • omniscience (Matthew 12:25)
  • sovereignty (Matthew 28:18)
  • holiness (Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13)
Further study (Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Jesus: A Biblical Defense of His Deity (from Jesus Christ Is God; Jesus Christ Possesses the Names and Titles of God; Jesus Christ Possesses the Attributes of God; Jesus Christ Possesses the Authority of God; God Became Man in Jesus Christ; We Have the Witness of the Early Church; What Are Some Common Objections to the Deity of Christ? Is Jesus Christ Your Lord? How the Authors Discovered New Life in Jesus Christ.

[2] From Everlasting to Everlasting, by Richard L. Strauss

[3] Jesus and Christians as “Firstborn”, by Greg Herrick Th.M., Ph.D

[4] The Trinity (Triunity) of God, by J. Hampton Keathley, III , Th.M

Sermons on Colossians 2:9 (Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Incomparable Supremacy, by Pastor Jeremy Stephens, Southview Baptist Church

[2] Exalting Christ, by Andy Majorins

[3] The gospel of the Lord - the victory of the Gospel, by Rudi Schwartz

[4] For other available sermons, please surf to Sermon / Preaching resources. Sermons are also available from South McGehee Baptist Church, McGehee, Arizona; Central Baptist Church, Lowesville; First Baptist Church, Mountain View, Missouri; Swift Creek Baptist Church; Word of Life Baptist Church, Pottsville, Philadelphia; Palm Springs Baptist Church, California; South Woods Baptist Church; Grove Baptist Church, Ulster; Dudley Baptist Church, United Kingdom; Independent Fundamental Baptist Sermons, Fundamental Christian Radio Broadcasts, Off-Site Audio Page and The Christian Radio Tuner

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