The Deity of Jesus Christ

July 7 2024

C.S Lewis- “Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

What Is the Deity of Christ?

John 10:30 “I and the Father are one.”

If we are all born with a sin nature, Adam’s sin imputed to us, how is it Jesus had no sin?

Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

The Deity of Christ – Claims of Jesus

  • Jesus Is God From the Beginning – John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
  • Jesus Claims to Be God
  • The Entirety of God’s Divine Nature Exists In Christ
  • Jesus Claimed Divine Attributes
  1. Omnipresent
  2. Omniscient
  3. Omnipotent
  4. God’s characteristics
  • Jesus Claimed to Be Able to Forgive Sin
  • Jesus Claimed Authority Over the Sabbath
  • Jesus Claimed to Grant Eternal Life
  • Jesus Claimed Equality With God
  • Jesus Claimed Divine Works
  1. Forgive sins – Mark 2:10
  2. Give life – John 5:21
  3. Judge all – John 5:22