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Basic Training in Doctrine

They deny the deity of Jesus Christ.

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is perfect humanity and undiminished deity in one Person forever.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

TIT 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,

ROM 9:5 whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.

Acts 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.”

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

HEB 1:8 But of the Son He [God the Father] says,

In HEB 1:8,
God the Father addresses the Son as God.

The doctrine of the hypostatic union: Since the incarnation (His birth in Bethlehem), Jesus Christ is true humanity and undiminished deity in one unique Person forever.

The Doctrine of the Deity of Jesus Christ.

Point 1. Definition.

Deity is defined as the essential nature or condition of being God.

In time, He still had the same functions of deity, but He also became true humanity.

GEN 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

John 1:1“>JOH 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

JOH 1:3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

REV 4:11 “Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created.”

Point 3. Scriptural Documentation.

The Bible teaches that Christ existed from all of
eternity past as
the second Person
of the Trinity.

This same Hebrew word for eternity (olam) is used to affirm the eternal existence of the Father in many passages, GEN 21:33; PSA 41:13; 90:2; 103:17; ISA 40:28.

John 1:1“>JOH 1:1 “In a beginning which was not a beginning there existed the Word [Jesus Christ].

EXO 3:13 Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I shall say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?”

EXO 3:14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”

“I am” in the Greek is “ego eimi” and
it cannot be correctly rendered as anything except “I am.”

So our Lord used the same terminology that the Father used to
describe Himself in Exodus 3:14 (Septuagint Version) – “ego eimi” – “I am.”

So Jehovah is the traditional translation of the Hebrew consonants JHWH – the special name for the one true God.

From Exo 3.14 we know that JHWH was derived from the verb “to be” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.

There are many other O.T. titles of Jehovah used of Jesus; ie: the author of eternal law, light, rock, bridegroom, shepherd, forgiver of sins, redeemer, savior and judge.

Phi 2.10-11 “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow … and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”

JOH 5:18 For this cause therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

TIT 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,

COL 2:9 For in Him [Christ] all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,

“because it is in him that all the fullness of the divine quality dwells bodily.”
New World Translation of the JWs

COL 2:9 For in Christ there is all of God in a human body;
The Living Bible

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Question: Who is omnipotent (all powerful)?
The answer according to the Scriptures; 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.”

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.

Who is Lord of the Sabbath?
GEN 2:3, God is!

In MAT 12:8 “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Who is the only creator? ISA 44:24

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.

Who is the only savior? ISA 43:11

ACT 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else [besides Jesus Christ]; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”

Who will judge mankind? Jehovah!
ISA 3:13 The Lord [Jehovah] arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.

2CO 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,

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

MAT 23:34 “Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,”

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‑‑

JOH 2:20-21, The Jews therefore said, “It took forty‑six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days? But He was speaking of the temple of His body.”

Who is “coming in glory?” ISA 40:5

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.

Who is our Father?
ISA 63:16

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,

Who is the “first and last?”
ISA 44:6

REV 1:17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as a dead man. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,

Who is 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.

Who is the Stone of stumbling?
In ISA 8:13-15, Jehovah is!

1PE 2:8 “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.

“One crying in the wilderness” came to prepare a way for whom? ISA 40:3

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!”

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

JOH 6:40 “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”

Who gives rewards to man? ISA 40:10

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.”

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.”

REV 17:14 “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”

To whom shall every knee bow?
ISA 45:22-23

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,

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 and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,

Who gives eternal life? 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 that 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.”

COL 2:9 For in Him [Christ] all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,

To say that Jesus Christ is God is to say that we can know what God is like.

God was always like Jesus.

Because Jesus Christ is God, it means that He is available and able to satisfy all the needs of your heart.

1 Cor 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

Line upon line, precept upon precept, the magnificence of the truth that Jesus Christ is God grows and grows inside our souls and spirits until the reality of it bursts off every page of Scripture.

Jesus is Jehovah!

essence of God. “Deity”
theiotes (see ROM 1:20) = describes a quality or attribute belonging to God. “divinity”

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