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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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Index to Christology Series: Deity and Eternality

In our last series on “Deity and Eternality” concerning the study of Christology, we covered four main passages often used to defend Christ’s deity and eternality and also passages that are often twisted and maligned by cults: John 1:1; John 8:58 (cf. Exodus 3:14), Hebrews 1:8; Colossians 1:17.

After wrapping up a major milestone on this series, I was not yet satisfied in moving into another area in Christology.  I wanted to provide other proofs for the deity and eternality of Christ because it is such a foundational doctrine concerning our Lord and Savior.  As a result, this post will be added as an appendix to this series.

The other main areas that I would like to address for the deity and eternality of Christ that you may find helpful are:

  • Christ’s heavenly origin (John 3:13; John 6:38)
    • The verses listed above indicates that Jesus came from Heaven.  Jesus dwelt in Heaven before coming to earth.  Therefore, He has no beginning nor no end.  He is eternal.
  • Christ’s preincarnate work (John 1:3; 1 Cor. 8:6)
    • His preincarnate works also proves His eternal existence.  Rather everything starts and ends with Him.
  • Christ’s titles (John 12:41 [Isaiah saw His glory; cf. Is. 6:3,5]; Matthew 22:44 [Psalm 110:1])
    • In John 12:41, which is a reference Isaiah 6:1, the Apostle John indicates that Isaiah saw God’s glory.  And John 12:40 is a direct quotation from Isaiah 6:10, which is in reference  to God or Yahweh (cf. 6:3, 5).  Contextually, it appears that John 12:41 makes not only the connection that Jesus is portrayed as the object of Isaiah’s vision, but also the one who hardens the hearts of Israel as explained in John 12:40.
  • Christ’s theophanies (Genesis 18; Judges 6:11, 14; Zech. 1:11; 3:1-2; cf. Gen. 24:7)
    • Theophanies also proves His eternal existence.  According to Paul Enns, a theophany can be defined in this manner: “It is the Second Person of the Trinity who appears thus in human form…The One of the three who is called LORD, or Jahweh, in the incident recorded in Genesis 18, is to be taken to be the Second Person of the Trinity.”  I would also add that He, meaning the Trinity, also appeared in other forms too in the OT (i.e. visions, dreams, auditory).
    • Whenever God revealed Himself in a human form, it was not the Father nor the Holy Spirit, because according to John 6:46, no one can see God.  God is a Spirit (Deuteronomy 4:15-19; Luke 24:39; John 1:18; John 4:24; Acts 17:29).
    • God the Father and God the Spirit will never manifest themselves in a human form like Christ.
    • Since God the Father (John 1:18; John 6:46; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 Timothy 6:17; 1 John 4:12) and God the Spirit (Matt. 3:16; Revelation 22:17) are incorporeal,  it is safe to say that they did appear in other non-human ways like visions (Numbers 12:6-8), clouds, fire, etc.
    • Here are some other appearances of God as seen in Scripture.
      • Gen. 12:7-9 – The appearance of the Lord to Abraham
      • Gen. 18:1-33 – Two angels and God Himself.  God here reveals Himself in a human form.  Since God the Father and God the Spirit (Holy Spirit) do not take on a human form because they are a Spirit, this is none other than the second person of the Trinity.
      • Acts 9:1-16 – The voice that Paul heard on the road to Damascus
      • Genesis 32:22-30 – Jacob wrestles with God
      • Exodus 33:20 – Moses sees a manifestation of God’s back
      • Exodus 3:2 – The burning bush
      • Exodus 13:21-22 – Pillar of cloud by day and fire by night revealed to the people of Israel
      • Exodus 24:9-19 – The appearance of the glory of God was seen
      • Exodus 33:9 – Pillar of cloud revealed to Moses
      • Deuteronomy 31:14-15 – Pillar of cloud
      • Job 38–42 – God speaks
      • Genesis 11:5 – The Lord descended
      • Exodus 34:5 – The Lord passed in front of Moses
      • Numbers 12:5 – Pillar of cloud
    • Angel of the Lord (Genesis 16:7-14; Genesis 22:11-18; Judges 5:23; 2 Kings 19:35; Exodus 3:2):
      • The passages here reveal God taking on the form of man.  Every time God takes on the form of a man, it seems to be the preincarnate Christ.  Here in these passages, the Angel of the Lord is the preincarnate Christ who is a foreshadow of the future incarnation; whereby He will literally dwell with man (John 1:14).
      • Based off of other passages in the OT (Zech. 1:11; 3:1-2; cf. Gen. 24:7) we see that the Angel of the Lord speaks to Yahweh (Enns, 230).  Another fascinating point to note is that after the incarnation, the Angel of the Lord is no longer mentioned and ceases to appear (Enns, 230).
      • The ultimate theophany is the incarnation of the Son of God.  He is a gift to the world from God the Father.  As His Son, Jesus Christ makes the Father known because no one has ever seen the Father (John 14:9).  Jesus is the “image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15) and the “bright radiance of the glory of God” and “the exact presentation of His nature” (Heb. 1:3).  Saints in the Old Testament never experienced the incarnation of the Son of God.  They never experienced the God-man dwelling on earth (John 1:14).  What they experienced were temporary appearances of His Son.
      • One day we will see Him.  He will grant us perfect joy and delight when we meet Him face to face in Heaven. We will not be limited to just seeing His back.
  • Christ shares the honors due to God
    • Honor:
      • LORD GOD: Exod. 20:2-3; 34:14; Deut. 5:6-7
      • Lord Jesus: John 5:23; Heb. 3:3-4
    • Glorify:
      • LORD GOD: Exod. 15:2; Ps. 29:1-3; cf. Matt. 5:16; Rom. 15:6-9
      • Lord Jesus: 2 Tim. 4:18; Heb. 13:20-21; 1 Peter 4:11; 2 Peter 3:18; cf. Rom. 16:27; Jude 25; Rev. 5:12-13
    • Worship (proskuneō):
      • LORD GOD: Deut. 6:13; cf. Matt. 4:9-10; Ps. 97:7; Isa. 45:23; Rev. 19:10; 22:8-9
      • Lord Jesus: Matt. 2:2, 11; 8:2; 9:18; 14:33; 15:25; 20:20; 28:9, 17; Phil. 2:10-11; Heb. 1:6; Rev. 1:17; 5:14
    • Prayer:
      • LORD GOD: Gen. 4:26; 1 Chron. 16:8; Ps. 65:2; Isa. 44:17; 45:20-22; Joel 2:32
      • Lord Jesus: John 14:14; Acts 1:24-25; 7:59-60; 9:14; 22:16; Rom. 10:12-13; 1 Cor. 1:2; 16:22; 2 Cor. 12:8-9; Rev. 22:20-21
    • Song:
      • LORD GOD: Exod. 15:21; Judg. 5:3; 1 Chron. 16:23; Pss. 7:17; 9:11; 92:1; 95:1; 96:2; 104:33; Isa. 42:10
      • Lord Jesus: Eph. 5:19; Rev. 5:9-10; cf. Phil. 2:6-11
    • Faith:
      • LORD GOD: Gen. 15:6; Isa. 28:16; 43:10; Mark 11:22; Heb. 6:1; 11:6; cf. Exod. 14:31 with Num. 20:8-13; 27:12-14
      • Lord Jesus: Matt. 9:28; John 1:12; 3:15-18, 36; 6:35, 40; 7:37-39; 8:24; 11:25-26; 14:1; 20:31; Acts 3:16; 10:43; 16:31; 20:21; 22:19; 24:24; 26:18; Rom. 9:33; 10:11; Gal. 3:26; 1 Peter 2:6; 1 John 3:23; 5:1, 10, 13
    • Fear:
      • LORD GOD: Deut. 6:13; 10:20; Prov. 1:7; 2:5; 9:10; etc.; Isa. 8:12-13  
      • Lord Jesus: 2 Cor. 5:10-11; Eph. 5:21; 6:7-8; Col. 3:22-25; 1 Peter 3:14-16
    • Serve (religious devotion; latreuō):
      • LORD GOD: Deut. 6:13; cf. Matt. 4:10
      • Lord Jesus: Matt. 26:2, 18, 26-29; Mark 14:12-16, 22-25; Luke 22:8-20; Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5; 1 Cor. 10:16-22; 11:20, 27; and see Dan. 7:14; cf. 3:12, 14, 17, 18, 28; 4:2-3, 35; 6:16, 20, 26; see also Rev. 22:3
    • Love:
      • LORD GOD: Exod. 20:6; Deut. 5:10; 6:4-5; 11:1, 13, 22; 13:6-11; 19:9; 30:6-8, 16, 20; 33:9; Josh. 22:5; Neh. 1:5; Dan. 9:4; Matt. 22:37
      • Lord Jesus: Matt. 10:37; Luke 14:26; John 14:15, 21; 15:10; Eph. 6:24
    • 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

For our next post, I will try to cover other categories in relation to His deity and eternality.  That will be part two of our appendix.

 

 


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.

Enns, Paul.  The Moddy Handbook of Theology: Revised and Expanded.  Chicago Ill: Moody Publishers, 2014.

Grudem, Wayne A. 1994. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1994.

Miethe, Terry L.  The Compact Dictionary of Doctrinal Words.  Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 1988.

 

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Over the last few weeks I have been focusing on the deity and eternality of Christ.  I went over four main verses: John 1:1; John 8:58; Hebrews 1:8; and Colossians 1:17.  Here is an index of all the posts I made concerning this series on the deity and eternality of Christ:

  1. Christology: Deity and Eternality, Part 1
    • John 1:1, ““In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with   God, and the Word was God.”
  2. Christology: Deity and Eternality, Part 2
    • John 1:1, ““In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with   God, and the Word was God.”
      • Discussion concerning NWT (JW) interpretation of John 1:1, etc.
  3. Christology: Deity and Eternality, Part 3
    • John 8:58, “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”
  4. Christology: Deity and Eternality, Part 4
    • John 8:58
      • YHWH; Tetragrammaton
  5. Christology: Deity and Eternality, Part 5
    • Introduction: “But of the Son He says, ‘YOUR THRONE, O GOD IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.’”
  6. Christology: Deity and Eternality, Part 6
    • Hebrews 1:8, “But of the Son He says, ‘YOUR THRONE, O GOD IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.’”
      • Textual, syntactical, contextual, and apologetical areas.
  7. Christology: Deity and Eternality, Part 7
    • Colossians 1:17, “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
  8. Christology: Deity and Eternality, Part 8
    • Colossians 1:17, “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
      • Providence of God: preservation, concurrence, government, and revelation.

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