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The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Part 2. Scriptural Documentation.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

ROM 9:5 From whom are the fathers, [the regenerate ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob], in fact from whom is The Christ, the One who came in the flesh, the One who is God, ruler over all, extolled, praised, eulogized forever, Amen.

ROM 9:5 ...Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are their ancestors, and Christ himself was an Israelite as far as his human nature is concerned. And he is God, the one who rules over everything and is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. - New Living Translation

ROM 9:5 to say nothing of being the race that produced the Messiah, the Christ, who is God over everything, always.
- The Message Bible
ROM 9:5 of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen. - NKJV.

ROM 9:5 They are the descendants of our great ancestors, and they are the earthly family into which Christ was born, who is God over all. Praise him forever! Amen
- New Century Version (NCV)
ROM 9:5 The Messiah is descended from their ancestors according to his human nature. The Messiah is God over everything, forever blessed. Amen.
- GOD’S WORD Translation

A syllogism = a logical formula consisting of two premises and a conclusion; a major and minor premise, plus a conclusion derived from deductive reasoning.

The Trinity is eternal. (major premise).
Christ is a member of the Trinity (minor premise).
Therefore, Christ is eternal (conclusion).

Point 3. Scriptural Documentation.
1. Who is omnipotent (all powerful)? The answer according to the Scriptures is God!
1CH 29:11.
In PHI 3:21, Jesus Christ is all-powerful; He exerts “the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.”
COL 2:10 He is the head over all rule and authority;

2. Who is omniscient (all knowing)?
1JO 3:20 “God knows all things.”
In COL 2:2-3, Jesus Christ has “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
MAT 9:4 Jesus knowing their thoughts.
In REV 2:23, the Lord Jesus Christ says, “I am He who searches the minds and hearts;”

3. Who is Lord of the Sabbath? In GEN 2:3, God is! MAT 12:8 “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
4. Who is the great “I AM”?
EXO 3:14, God is!
JOH 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”

5. Who is the only Creator?
ISA 44:24 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone,”

COL 1:16 For by Him all things were created, {both} in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created by Him and for Him.

6. Who is the only Savior?
ISA 43:11 “I, even I, am the Lord; And there is no savior besides Me.”
ACT 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”

7. Who will judge mankind? Jehovah!
ISA 3:13 “The Lord arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.”
2CO 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,

8. Who will judge between the sheep and goats?
EZE 34:17 And as for you, My flock, thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will judge between one sheep and another, between the rams and the male goats.”
In MAT 25:31-34, TLJC will judge between the sheep and goats.

9. Who sent the prophets?
JER 7:25 “Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets, daily rising early and sending {them}.”

10. Who resurrected Jesus?
ACT 4:10 “Let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead-”

11. Who is “coming in glory”?
ISA 40:5 “Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, And all flesh will see {it} together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
MAT 24:30 “and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.”

12. Who is our Father?
ISA 63:16 “For Thou art our Father, though Abraham does not know us, And Israel does not recognize us. Thou, O Lord, art our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Thy name.”

ISA 9:6 “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”

13. Who is the “First and Last?”
ISA 44:6 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.”

14. Who is the Rock of salvation?
2SA 22:32 “For who is God, besides the Lord? And who is a rock, besides our God?”
1CO 10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.

15. Who is the “stone of stumbling”?
In ISA 8:13-15, Jehovah is!
1PE 2:8 and, (Jesus Christ) is a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this {doom} they were also appointed.

16. The “One crying in the wilderness” came to prepare a way for whom?
ISA 40:3 A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.”

MAT 3:3 For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!’”

17. Who is eternal?
GEN 21:33 and there he (Abraham) called on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God.
MIC 5:2 “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”

18. Who is the fountain of living waters?
JER 17:13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, All who forsake Thee will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord.

19. Who resurrects the dead?
ACT 26:8 “Why is it considered incredible among you {people} if God does raise the dead?”

20. Who gives rewards to man?
ISA 40:10 “Behold, the Lord God will come with might, With His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, And His recompense before Him.”
MAT 16:27 “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds.”

21. Who has all authority and power? God does, 1CH 29:11.
MAT 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”

22. Who gives power and authority to man?
PSA 68:35 O God, {Thou art} awesome from Thy sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives power and authority to the people. Blessed be God!
LUK 9:1 “And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to heal diseases.”

23. Who forgives sin?
2CH 7:14 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

MAT 9:6 “But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” --then He said to the paralytic-- “Rise, take up your bed, and go home.”

24. Who sent the Holy Spirit? God did.
GAL 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts.

25. Who has the greatest name?
NEH 9:5 “Arise, bless the Lord your God forever and ever! O may Thy glorious name be blessed And exalted above all blessing and praise!”
PHI 2:9 Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

26. Who are we to worship?
EXO 34:14 for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God-

27. Who is the good Shepherd?
GEN 48:15 And he [Jacob] blessed Joseph, and said, “The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,”
JOH 10:14 “I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me,”

28. Who searches for the lost sheep of Israel?
EZE 34:11 For thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.”
MAT 15:24 But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

29. Who is “Lord of lords”?
DEU 10:17 “For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality, nor take a bribe.”

30. To whom shall every knee bow?
ISA 45:22 “Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other - to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear {allegiance}.”
PHI 2:10 “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,”

31. Who is the righteous branch of David?
In JER 23:5 “Behold, {the} days are coming,” declares the Lord, “When I shall raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.”
JOH 5:27 - He has authority to execute judgment, because He is {the} Son of Man.

32. Who alone is Holy?
1SA 2:2 “There is no one holy like the Lord, Indeed, there is no one besides Thee, Nor is there any rock like our God.”
ACT 3:14 “But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,”

33. Whose blood cleanses us?
ACT 20:28 “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.”

1JO 1:7 “but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

34. The world was created for whom?
PRO 16:4 “The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.”

COL 1:16 “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created by Him and for Him.”

35. Who is above all?
NEH 9:6 “Thou alone art the Lord. Thou hast made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. Thou dost give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before Thee.”

ROM 9:5 From whom are the fathers, [the regenerate ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob], in fact from whom is The Christ, the One who came in the flesh, the One who is God, ruler over all, extolled, praised, eulogized forever, Amen.

36. Who is forever the same?
PSA 102:24-27, God is! This is quoted about our Lord Jesus Christ in HEB 1:8-12.

37. Who is our light?
PSA 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
JOH 8:12 Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

38. Who is the way or path?
PSA 16:11 “Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; In Thy presence is fullness of joy; In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever.”
JOH 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”

39. Who is in charge of the angels?
PSA 103:20 “Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!”
2TH 1:7 the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,

40. Who gives us rest?
EXO 33:14 And He said, “My presence shall go {with you}, and I will give you rest.”
MAT 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

41. Who gives eternal life? God does!
ROM 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
JOH 10:28 “and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.”

Point 4. Bible Verses Stating Jesus is God.

MAT 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”

2CO 4:4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
PHI 2:6 who, although He preexisted in the essence of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

1TI 3:16 “And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: He (God) who was revealed in the flesh”

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