Jesus: A Biblical Defense of His Deity
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These scriptural assertions can be used to form syllogistic arguments which result in the conclusion that Jesus is God. This is a logically valid syllogism. This means that if the premises are true, then the conclusions follow. So, are the premises true or are they false?
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No one can save us but God. What about the second premise? Even the cultists will admit that Titus undoubtedly calls Jesus our Savior. In fact, not much biblical defense for this premise even needs to be given. Even a casual reading of The New Testament will show even the lousiest exegete that Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead, and this act atoned for our sins.
This is what Jesus did to save us. If only God is the Savior if there is no savior besides God, and yet Jesus is our Savior, then what are our options? In other words, maybe The Bible is just plain wrong. Perhaps Jesus is God. The Bible cannot contradict itself. It is the word of God 2 Timothy , Proverbs The Holy Spirit cannot inspire false teachings. Rather, we need to ask whether or not the premises are true.
They are. This is an act of creation, whether you agree with Hugh Ross in that this is referring to the expansion of the fabric of space from The Big Bang point of origin, or whether you interpret this in its ancient near eastern context which would see this as God spreading out a solid dome over the flat Earth. He was with God in the beginning. In the beginning, prior to the creation of the physical space-time realm, The Word alone existed. He was with God and was God Himself.
The text goes on to say that The Word created all things and that nothing came into being except through The Word. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.
Premise 2 is pretty well established.
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He had no helpers in the act of divine creation! And yet, The New Testament says clearly that Jesus created the universe. Of course, there is a second option: Jesus and Yahweh are one in the same cf. John God cannot err.
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Therefore, The Bible cannot err. Since the 4 premises are true, then so is the conclusion: 5: Therefore, Jesus is God. In part, it is because we owe our very existence to Him. We should praise and thank Him for allowing us to come into being and to enjoy a fulfilling relationship in eternity with Him, and even for goods in this lifetime cf.
James God is deserving and worthy of worship because of two things: we owe our existence to Him and ergo our praise see Revelation , and also because God is what St. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. Because He is literally the greatest thing in the universe!
To direct our utmost adoration to anything else would be evil. God, being morally perfect, wills for us to direct our utmost devotion to the summum bonum the highest good. It just so happens to be Him. If something else were the summum bonum, He would will we worship that, but He is the Greatest Conceivable Being.
On top of that, we owe our very existence to Him. That we can enjoy anything is thanks to the creative act of God. Therefore, it is the hight of blasphemy for anyone other than the Greatest Conceivable Being who is our Creator to acclaim worship for Himself. Everyone has something in their numberadoration-spot. The Greatest Being deserves that spot. This is why Paul and Peter freaked out when people tried to pay them homage e.
Acts Jesus definitely received worship, and unlike Paul and Peter, he never rebuked anyone for it. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.
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Thoughts on Matthew There are some people who deny the deity of Jesus Christ, and will even state that Jesus never claimed to be God. Find joy, hope and rest in these truths. Soli Deo Gloria! Share this: Twitter Facebook.
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