Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Doctrine of Christ: index of lessons and basic ruths

Notes: (1) “The Great Doctrines of the Bible” by Rev. William Evans, Ph.D., D.D. is a well-respected reference material for Bible students, pastors, missionaries and laymen. You can read the entire book from Google (click the picture of the book cover), or download the complete zipped e-book. (2) Surf to the general index of lessons and online quizzes from Evans.

Lessons: Doctrine of Christ

  1. The Person of Christ
  2. The Humanity of Christ
  3. Divine names are given to Christ

Basic truths: Doctrine of Christ

The Person of Christ

[1] “Take away from Christianity the name and person of Jesus Christ and what have you left? Nothing! The whole substance and strength of the Christian faith centres in Jesus Christ.”

[2] “From beginning to end, in all its various phases and aspects and elements, the Christian faith and life is determined by the person and the work of Jesus Christ.”

The Humanity of Christ

[1] In thus being born of a woman Jesus Christ submitted to the conditions of a human life and a human body; became humanity’s son by a human birth. Of the “seed of the woman,” of the “seed of Abraham,” and of line and lineage of David, Jesus Christ is undeniably human.” Matt. 1:18, 2:11, 13:55; John 1:14, 2:1; Rom. 1:3; Gal. 4:4

[2] “He grew in wisdom and stature as other human beings do. He was subject to the ordinary laws of human development in body and soul.” Luke 2:40, 52, 46

[3] “He had the appearance of a man.” John 4:9, 20:15, 21:4-5; Luke 24:13; Mark 7:34; 15:34; Acts 7:56; 1 Tim. 2:5

[4] “He was possessed of a human physical nature: body, soul and spirit.” John 1:14; Heb. 2:14; Matt. 26:12, 38; Luke 23:46, 24:39

[5] “By his incarnation Christ came into possession of a real human nature; He came not only unto His own, but came unto them in the likeness of their own flesh. Of course we must distinguish between a human nature and a carnal nature. A carnal nature is really not an integral part of man as God made him in the beginning. Christ’s human nature was truly human, yet sinless: ‘Yet without sin’ (Heb. 4:15).”

[6] “He was subject to the sinless infirmities of human nature.” Matt. 4:2, 8:24, 23:37, 26:36, 40; John 4:6, 11:35, 19:28, 30; Heb. 4:15

[7] “Human names are given to him by himself and others.” Luke 19:10; Matt. 1:21; Acts 2:22; 1 Tim. 2:5

Divine names are given to Christ

[1] “Jesus Christ is called God.” John 1:1, 18; 20:28; Heb. 1:8; Rom. 9:5; Tit. 2:13; 1 John 5:20

[2] “Christ is called the Son of God.” Matt. 16:16, 17; 8:29; 14:33; Mark 1:1; 14:61; Luke 1:35; 4:41; Matt. 27:40, 43; Mark 14:61, 62 Luke 22:70; John 5:25; 10:36 11:4. “The use of the word ‘only begotten’ also indicates the uniqueness of this sonship.” Luke 7:12; 9:38; John 1:14, 18; 3:16, 18; 1 John 4:9

[3] “Christ is called the Lord.” Acts 4:33; 16:31; Luke 2:11; Acts 9:17; Matt. 22:43-45

[4] Other divine names are ascribed to Him:
“The first and the last” (Rev. 1:17; Isa. 41:4; 44:6; 48:12

“The Alpha and Omega” (Rev. 22:13, 16); cf. 1:8 where it is used of God

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