Deity of Christ

In the New Testament

Brian Kuehmichel
9/4/2004


This claim needs support for extra-ordinary abilities.


Historicity — No major secular historian denies the person of Jesus Christ.

There are about 86,000 quotes by early church writers during first 300 years which cover all but 11 verses of the New Testament.


Miracles of Jesus — The Talmud written from 75A.D. to 500A.D. verified Jesus' miracles of healing by his most ardent detractors. They attributed Jesus' power to the supernatural realm of the devil.

World impact — Time is marked according to the appearance of Jesus Christ on earth.

Cultural impact — See: Our changed society

Fulfilled prophecy — The Old Testament lists 456 Messianic Prophecies and most of them are already completed.

To fulfill only 48 of 256 prophecies requires the probability of one chance out of 10157 chances. That probability has more values than the atoms in the universe. It takes supernatural oversight to accomplish this feat and this points to God.

Born of a virgin — This is the supreme sign to anyone on earth. It was only done once in human history.


Possessing the attributes of GOD — Some of these include:

Description Verses Description Verses

Pre-existed

Jn 1:1-4, 8:56-59; Jn 19:7; Col 1:15-17

Raises the dead

Lk 7:11-16; Mk 5:22-23+35-43; Jn 11:1-44

Created universe

Jn 1:3, 10; Ep 3:9; Col 1:15-16; He 1:2

Eternal

Jn 1:1-2, Re 1:8

Sinless

2 Co 5:21; He 7:26, 4:15 & 9:14; 1 Pe 1:18-19

Power over nature: winds, waves, water

Mt 14:20-29, 32; Mk 4:37-41; 6:47-51; Lk 8:22-20; Jn 6:2-10

Forgives sin

Mk 2:5; Col 1:19-22

Omni-present

Mt 28:20

Omnipotent

Mt 28:18

Immutable

He 13:8

Omniscient

Jn 16:30

Sustains creation

He 1:3

Rewards and punishes all of mankind

Jn 5:22-30, 9:39; Ro 14:10; 2 Co 5:10; He 6:1-2; 2 Pe 2:4-11; Re 22:12

Holy

Mk 1:24; Lk 4:34; Jn 6:69; Ac 2:24-27, 3:14; 4:27-30, 13:33-37; He 7:26

Heals blindness from birth & 38yr infirmity

Jn 9:1-38; 5:5-9

Lived from Abraham's time

Jn 8:56-58

Removes sin's bondage

Ro 5:16-18, 8:1-2; Ga 5:1; He 9:28; Ep 1:4-5

Power over evil spirits

Mt 4:24; 8:16, 28-33; 9:32-34; 12:22-28; 17:18; Mk 1:32-34, 39; 5:1-16; 7:26-29; 16:9; Lk 4:33-41; 11:14; Ac 10:38

Accepted worship

Jn 9:38: He 1:6; Re 6:8

Leads holy angels

Mk 8:38

Possesses life and gives life

Mt 16:20, 19:29; Mk 8:35, 10:30; Lk 9:24, 18:29-30; Jn 1:4, 3:15-16, 36, 5:24-26, 39-40, 6:27, 33-35, 6:40, 47-51, 53-54, 63, 68, 8:12, 10:10-11, 28, 11:20,

 


Use a search engine — "evidence" AND God OR deity

(Just a sampling below)


http://www.godandscience.org/, http://www.evidenceofgod.com/, http://www.foxgrape.com/e.htm

See http://www.equip.org/perspectives Look at: CP1203, 1204, 1205, 1206,1207 & 1208

http://www.equip.org/essentials/index.html

http://www.equip.org/free/CP0723.pdf, http://www.equip.org/free/CP1208.pdf