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Christology: Deity and Eternality, Appendix

Here are some other components corroborates Jesus’ eternality and deity:

[Christ shares the attributes due to God]

  • All:
    • LORD GOD: Exod. 8:10; 9:14; 15:11; 2 Sam. 7:22; 1 Kings 8:23; 1 Chron. 17:20; Ps. 86:8; Isa. 40:18, 25; 44:7; 46:5, 9; Jer. 10:6-7; Mic. 7:18
    • Lord Jesus: John 12:45; 14:7-10; Rom. 8:29; 2 Cor. 4:4; Col. 1:13, 15, 19 (cf. Ps. 68:16); 2:9; Heb. 1:3
  • Preexistent:
    • LORD GOD: found at various passages
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 9:13; 20:28; 23:34, 37; Mark 2:17; 10:45; Luke 4:43; 5:32; 12:49, 51; 13:34; 19:10; John 8:42; 10:36; 12:39-41; 13:3; 16:28; Rom. 8:3; 1 Cor. 10:4, 9; Gal. 4:4-6; Phil. 2:6-7; Jude 5
  • Eternal:
    • LORD GOD: Pss. 90:2; 102:25-27
    • Lord Jesus: John 1:1-3; 8:56-59; 17:5; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:2, 10-12; 7:3
  • Uncreated:
    • LORD GOD: Gen. 1:1; Isa. 43:10
    • Lord Jesus: John 1:3, 10; 1 Cor. 8:6; Col. 1:15-16; Heb. 1:2, 10-12; cf. Prov. 8:22; Rev. 3:14
  • Immutable:
    • LORD GOD: Num. 23:19; Ps. 102:26-27; Mal. 3:6; James 1:17
    • Lord Jesus: Heb. 1:10-12; 13:8; cf. 2 Cor. 1:20
  • Loving:
    • LORD GOD: Deut. 7:8; 10:15, 18; Ps. 146:8; Prov. 3:12; Isa. 63:9; Jer. 31:3; Hos. 3:1
    • Lord Jesus: John 13:34; 15:9, 12-13; Rom. 8:35-39; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 3:19; 5:2; Rev. 1:5; cf. Rom. 5:8
  • Omnipotent:
    • LORD GOD: Job 42:2; Luke 1:37Lord Jesus: Matt. 28:18; John 2:19-22; 10:17-18; 1 Cor. 1:23-24; 2 Cor. 12:9; Eph. 1:19-21; Col. 2:10; 1 Peter 3:22
  • Omnipresent:
    • LORD GOD: Gen. 28:15; 1 Kings 8:27; Ps. 139:7-10; John 4:20-24
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 8:5-13; 18:20; 28:20; Mark 7:24-30; Luke 7:1-10; John 1:47-49; 4:46-54; Eph. 4:10-11
  • Omniscient:
    • LORD GOD: 1 Kings 8:39; Ps. 139:1-4; Isa. 46:9-10; Matt. 10:30; 1 John 3:20
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 9:4; 11:21-23; 12:25; Mark 2:6-8; 8:31-32 [etc.]; Luke 6:8; 10:13-15; 21:20-24; John 4:16-18; 11:11-15; 13:10-11, 21-29, 36-38 par.; 16:30-31; 21:17; Acts 1:24; 1 Cor. 4:5; Rev. 2:23; cf. Mark 13:30-32
  • Incomprehensible:
    • LORD GOD: Isa. 40:18
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 11:27; cf. Luke 10:22
  • Holiness:
    • LORD GOD: Leviticus 19:2; Psalms 47:8; Psalms 78:41; Psalms 99:5; Isaiah 5:16
    • Lord Jesus: Isaiah 6:3; Acts 4:27; Acts 4:30; Mark 1:24; Luke 4:34; Acts 3:14; 1 John 2:20; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4; 1 Peter 2:22

[Christ shares the names of God]

  • Name above every name:
    • LORD GOD: Exod. 3:15; 20:7; Deut. 5:11; 28:58; Pss. 8:1, 9; 20:7; Isa. 45:21-23; Joel 2:32; Luke 1:49; Rom. 2:24; 1 Tim. 6:1; Rev. 11:18; 13:6; 15:4; 16:9
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 7:22; 10:22; 19:29; 24:9; Mark 9:38-39; 13:13; Luke 10:17; 21:12, 17; John 1:12; 15:21; 20:31; Acts 2:21, 36, 38; 3:6, 16; 4:7, 10, 12, 17-18, 30; 5:28, 40-41; 8:16; 9:14, 21, 27-28; 10:43, 48; 15:26; 16:18; 19:5, 17; 21:13; 22:16; Rom. 10:12-13; 1 Cor. 1:13-15; 6:11; Eph. 1:21; Phil. 2:9-11; Col. 3:17; 1 Peter 4:14; 1 John 2:12; 3:23; 5:13; 3 John 7: Rev. 2:3, 13; 3:8
  • God:
    • LORD GOD: Deut. 4:35, 39; 32:39; 2 Sam. 22:32; 2 Chron. 15:3; Isa. 37:20; 43:10; 44:6-8; 45:5, 14, 21-22; 46:9; Jer. 10:10; John 5:44; 17:3; Rom. 3:30; 16:27; 1 Cor. 8:4-6; Gal. 3:20; Eph. 4:6; 1 Thess. 1:9; 1 Tim. 1:17; 2:5; James 2:19; 1 John 5:20-21; Jude 25
    • Lord Jesus: Isa. 7:14; 9:6; John 1:1, 18; 20:28; Acts 20:28; Rom. 9:5; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8; 2 Peter 1:1 (cf. 1:11; 2:20; 3:18)
  • LORD (YHWH, Yahweh/Kyrios); Lord (Adonai/Kyrios):
    • LORD GOD: Gen. 2:4; Exod. 3:15-18; Deut. 3:24 LXX [etc.]; 6:4; Pss. 34:8; 118:25; Isa. 8:12-13; 40:3, 13; 45:23; Joel 2:32
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 3:3; 7:21-22; 8:25; 14:30; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; 6:46; Acts 1:24; 2:21, 36; 7:59-60; 8:25 [etc.]; Rom. 10:9-13; 1 Cor. 1:2, 8 [etc.], 31; 2:16; 4:4-5; 5:4; 6:11; 7:17, 32-35; 8:6; 10:21-22; 16:22-23; Phil. 2:9-11; 1 Peter 2:3; 3:13-15
  • Bridegroom/Husband:
    • LORD GOD: Isa. 54:5; 62:5; Jer. 31:32
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 22:2; 25:1-13; Mark 2:19; John 3:29; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 5:25-27; Rev. 19:7-9; 21:2, 9
  • King of kings and Lord of lords:
    • LORD GOD: Dan. 4:37; 1 Tim. 6:15; cf. Deut. 10:17; Ps. 136:2-3
    • Lord Jesus: Rev. 17:14; 19:16
  • Savior:
    • LORD GOD: Deut. 32:15; Pss. 25:5; 27:9; 62:2, 6; 65:5; 79:9; 95:1; Isa. 12:2; 17:10; 45:15, 21; Mic. 7:7; Hab. 3:18
    • Lord Jesus: Luke 2:11; John 4:42; Phil. 3:20; 2 Tim. 1:10; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 1:11; 2:20; 3:2, 18; 1 John 4:14
  • I AM:
    • LORD GOD: Deut. 32:29; Isa. 41:4; 43:2, 5, 10-11, 25; 46:4; 52:6; cf. Exod. 3:14
    • Lord Jesus: John 4:26; 6:20; 8:24, 28, 58; 13:18-19; 18:5-8
  • First and Last/Alpha and Omega/Beginning and End:
    • LORD GOD: Isa. 41:4; 44:6; 48:12; Rev. 21:6
    • Lord Jesus: Rev. 1:7-8, 17b-18; 2:8; 22:12-13

[Jesus shares the deeds of God]

  • Creating and sustaining all things:
    • LORD GOD: Gen. 1:1; 2:7; Neh. 9:6; Pss. 95:5-7; 102:25; 104:24-30; Isa. 44:24; Jer. 10:16; 51:19; Acts 4:24; 14:15; 17:25, 28; Rom. 11:36; Heb. 2:10; Rev. 4:11
    • Lord Jesus: John 1:3, 10; 1 Cor. 8:6; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:2-3, 10
  • Sovereignly ruling over the forces of nature:
    • LORD GOD: Gen. 8:1; Exod. 14:21; Job 38:8-11; Pss. 33:7; 65:7; 74:13-14; 77:16-20; 89:9; 104:4-9; 107:23-30; Prov. 8:22-31; Isa. 17:12-13; 35:4-6; Jer. 5:22; 31:35
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 8:23-27 (cf. Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25); Matt. 14:13-21 (cf. Mark 6:32-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15); Matt. 14:22-33 (cf. Mark 6:45-52; John 6:16-21); Matt. 15:32-39 (cf. Mark 8:1-10); Matt. 17:24-27; Mark 5:19-20 (cf. Luke 8:39); Luke 5:1-11; 7:11-16; John 2:1-11; 21:1-14
  • Illumination and revelation:
    • LORD GOD: Gen. 40:8; 41:15-16; Ps. 119:18; Dan. 2:20-23; Amos 3:7
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 11:27; Luke 10:22; John 1:4-5, 9, 18; 2 Thess. 2:8; 1 Tim. 6:14; 2 Tim. 1:10; 4:1, 8; Titus 2:13
  • Speaking with divine authority:
    • LORD GOD: Cf. “Thus says the Lord” (over 400x); Isa. 40:8; 52:6; 55:11-12
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 5:20-22 [etc.]; 7:24-29; 24:35; Mark 1:22; 13:31; Luke 4:32; John 4:26; 7:46; cf. “Amen I say to you” (74x)
  • Word of God:
    • LORD GOD: 1 Kings 13:1, 2, 5, 32; 20:35; 2 Chron. 30:12; cf. 2 Sam. 16:23; 1 Chron. 15:15
    • Lord Jesus: Acts 8:25; 13:44, 48-49; 15:35-36; 16:32; 19:10, 20; 1 Thess. 4:15
  • Salvation:
    • LORD GOD: Exod. 15:2; Deut. 32:15; Pss. 3:8; 24:5; 25:5 [etc.]; 62:1-2, 6-7; 118:14, 21; 130:8; Isa. 45:15, 21; Titus 1:3; 2:10; 3:4
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 1:21; Luke 19:9-10; John 3:17; 10:9; 14:6; Acts 4:12; 16:31; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; 1 Tim. 1:1, 15; Titus 1:4; 2:13-14; 3:6; Heb. 5:9; Rev. 7:10
  • Showing mercy:
    • LORD GOD: Pss. 6:2; 9:13; 31:9; 41:4, 10; 56:1; 86:3; 123:3; Isa. 33:2
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 15:22; 20:30, 31
  • Forgiveness of sins:
    • LORD GOD: Exod. 34:6-7; Pss. 51:4; 130:4; Isa. 43:25; 44:22; 55:7; Jer. 31:34; Dan. 9:9
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 9:1-8 (cf. Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26); Luke 7:47-49; Acts 5:31; Col. 3:13
  • Giving and being life:
    • LORD GOD: Gen. 2:7; Deut. 32:39; 1 Sam. 2:6; Ps. 36:9; Jer. 2:13
    • Lord Jesus: John 1:4; 3:15-16; 5:21-26; 10:10; 14:6; 17:3; 20:30-31; Acts 3:15; Rom. 6:23; 2 Cor. 4:10-11; Phil. 1:21; Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:3-4
  • Raising the dead:
    • LORD GOD: Deut. 32:39; 1 Sam. 2:6; Gal. 1:1
    • Lord Jesus: John 2:19-22; 5:28-29; 6:40, 54; 10:17-18, 27-28; 11:25-26; Acts 2:24
  • Source of all spiritual blessings:
    • LORD GOD: (See references to the right)
    • Lord Jesus: Eph. 1:2-3; 2 Thess. 2:16-17; 1 Tim. 1:2; 2 Tim. 1:2; 2 John 3; Rev. 1:4; etc.
  • Judging all people:
    • LORD GOD: Gen. 18:25; Deut. 1:17; Pss. 7:9-11; 50:4, 6; 62:12; 75:7; 96:12-13; Prov. 24:12; Isa. 40:9-11; Jer. 25:31; Joel 3:12; Rom. 2:3; 14:10
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 16:27; 25:31-46; John 5:22-23; Acts 10:42; 17:31; Rom. 2:16; 1 Cor. 4:4-5; 2 Cor. 5:10; 2 Thess. 1:7-8; 2 Tim. 4:1; Rev. 2:23

[Jesus shares the seat of God]

  • God’s highest possible throne:
    • LORD GOD: Dan. 4:34-35; Rom. 14:10; Rev. 4:2; 5:1; 20:11; cf. 7:15
    • Lord Jesus: Ps. 110:1; Matt. 22:44; 25:31; 26:64; Mark 12:36; 14:62; 16:19; Luke 20:42-43; 22:69; Acts 2:33-35; 5:31; 7:55-56; Rom. 8:34; 1 Cor. 15:25; 2 Cor. 5:10; Eph. 1:20; 2:6; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3, 13; 8:1; 10:12-13; 12:2; 1 Peter 3:22; Rev. 3:21; 7:17; 22:1, 3.
  • Ruler over all things:
    • LORD GOD: Isa. 44:24; Jer. 10:16; 51:19
    • Lord Jesus: Matt. 11:25-27; 28:18; Luke 10:21-22; John 3:35; 13:3; 16:15; Acts 10:36; 1 Cor. 15:27-28; Eph. 1:22; Phil. 2:10; 3:21; Heb. 1:2; 2:8; Rev. 5:13
  • Ruling forever:
    • LORD GOD: Pss. 9:7; 45:6; 93:2; Lam. 5:19; Dan. 4:34-35; Rev. 5:13
    • Lord Jesus: Luke 1:33; Eph. 1:19b-21; Heb. 1:8; Rev. 11:15; cf. Eph. 5:5; Rev. 22:1, 3

 

 

 


Works Cited

Bowman, Robert M., and J. Ed Komoszewski.    Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2007.

Pink, A.W. “The Attributes of God.” Providence Baptist Ministries.http://www.pbministries.org/books/pink/Attributes/index.htm (accessed April 27, 2013).

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