3. THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Scriptural Basis)
His Virgin Birth
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
"You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus."
"The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God."
His Sinless Life
"Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens."
1 Peter 2:22
“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”
“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know."
"how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him."
His Substitutionary Work on the Cross
"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,"
2 Corinthians 5:21
"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
His Bodily Resurrection from the Dead
"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."
"Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
1 Corinthians 15:4
"that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,"
His Exaltation to the Right Hand of God.
"After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight."
“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
'Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.'
"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
"The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."