The deity of jesus christ has always been a strong belief of true christianitylikewise, those churches, groups, or organizations who do not recognize the deity of jesus christ are easily seen to not be true christians but rather false religions. George zeller's response to macarthur's new and revised position on christ's sonship (1999) i have read carefully john macarthur's document entitled reexamining the eternal sonship of christ which i received on 9/1/99 from phillip johnson, a member of john macarthur's staff. 1 title: defending the deity of christ occasion: sunday pm service date: february 27, 2011 introduction i want to move on in our defending the faith series from the topic of revelation to christ. A while ago i wrote a very short introduction about the doctrine of the trinity, that god is three persons yet one (to read that short essay click here)this essay will continue with that concept and will focus specifically on the divinity of jesus christ, meaning that jesus is god and is the second person of the blessed trinity.
Bible verses about defending the faith we need apologetics we must boldly hold the truths of jesus christ if we don't defend the faith people won't know about christ, more people will be going to hell, and more false teachings will be brought into christianity. Arius and the deity of christ arius was a cultured and ascetic presbyter (256-336 ad), a popular preacher from libya he was tall, handsome, earnestly religious, and eloquent in his arguments. Defending vital doctrines and the deity of christ this comes from a us creationist, db, who questions our doctrinal statement about the identity of the creator jonathan sarfati argues that the creator god is jesus christ himself, based on what confessing jesus as 'lord' in context, and the new testament application of the shema. For those who accept, and act upon, the evidence for christ's deity provided by the resurrection, life is meaningful, rich, and full (see paul's discussion in 1 corinthians 15) for those who reject the resurrection, the vacant tomb will stand forever as eternity's greatest mystery, and one day will serve as their silent judge.
The christian faith centers on the figure of jesus christ belief in jesus, his deity, his sacrificial death, and his resurrection are essential to salvation. The humanity of christ the scriptures affirm that jesus was both 100% god and 100% human in kind of a similar way we talk about the living word and the written word both having these properties of humanity and deity the written word is both 100% the word of god and the word of human authors, the word of men. The doctrine of christ is the teaching of salvation alone in christ, which is the truth about jesus christ, as taught in the word of god the doctrine of christ includes, but is not limited to (as taught in the faithful king james bible). Defending the deity of jesus who did jesus claim to be many have come and claimed to know the way to god did jesus do the same, or does the evidence show that jesus actually made the claim that he is god, come in the flesh to save mankind. Question: why is the humanity of jesus important answer: the humanity of jesus is as equally important as the deity of jesus jesus was born as a human being while still being totally divine the concept of the humanity of jesus co-existing with his deity is difficult for the finite mind of man.
The jesus christ of the new testament claimed to be one with god and equal with god jesus christ is omnipresent only god has the ability to be everywhere at once, yet jesus christ claims this ability. The thesis of the debate was the deity of jesus christ being familiar with the method to which muslim apologists defend islamic teachings, in my opening statements i. The biblical teaching about the deity of christ is a precious truth and foundational to the christian faith it has been called the most distinctively christian doctrine of all—one that must be taught and preserved with this in mind, robert peterson, christopher morgan, andreas. Lecture 31, the deity of christ: there are many people in the world who will concede that jesus of nazareth was an actual historical person who lived in the ancient world of palestine, and some even have given him prophet status but the testimony of scripture doesn't allow us to stop there the.
A jehovah's witness does not deny the virgin birth of christ (hoekema) this is a good place to correlate the new and old testament scriptures - the old testament prophesied about jesus being virgin born, and the new testament tells about it. Second, the subject of deity is a frequent confrontational focus because both jehovah's witnesses and christians (at least those who like to witness to jws) feel confident and well-prepared to defend their stand and attack the opposing viewpoint. So, to be the christ, or messiah, is to be the anointed one of god but what does that mean to be anointed, literally, is to have sacred oil poured on one's head, because god has chosen the person for a special task. The deity of christ discussing the trinity with jehovah's witnesses is very tempting, it goes to the very core of our christian beliefs keep in mind that when we talk about the trinity we are talking about the innermost makeup of god.
The humanity of christ is important to know about when teaching the deity of christ because jesus is both god and man hence, he is the god-man not knowing about the humanity of christ has misled some into believing the vicious attacks against the deity of christ, as presented by the jehovah's witnesses, muslims and other counterfeit groups. Deity of jesus the deity of jesus is considered an essential doctrine and is a central non-negotiable belief within christianity also known as the divinity of christ, this doctrine asserts that jesus christ was and is the son of god incarnate. Recent examples on the web all of us enter our questions, both about where to brunch and the meaning of life, into a box with a magnifying glass at its right edge, next to the multicolored logo of the deity that presides over our informational world. The deity of jesus christ the bible directly states that jesus is god in a number of passages 1 taken by themselves, these verses provide enough evidence for the church to believe in and teach the deity of jesus christ.
Defending the deity of christ i'm currently reading through, for my own edification, on the trinity ( de trinitate ) by hilary of poitiers (315-367 ad) alongside athanasius, hilary was one of the great defenders of the deity of christ in that period following the composition of the nicene creed. —— the divinity of christ in the bible —— section one — the sonship of christ 10 1 - christ is the son of god 10 2 - christ is the unique son 11. This directory list articles on: defending and defining the doctrine of the trinity and deity of christ who died for you who is the king of glory.