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Category: Apologetics (page 6 of 9)

Deity of Christ-Jesus’ Claims

Cliff Sabroe continues his discussion concerning the Deity of Christ.  In this section Cliff is looking at the claims Jesus makes about Himself in the gospels.  Basically we are saying how did Jesus view himself.  For earlier articles in this series click here, here, and here.

Christ Claimed to be Eternal and Infinite

Jesus, in several places preached His eternal existence. In John 8:58 “Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM’”. In this passage Jesus could not have been merely saying that He existed as the first created being, because in the very next verse the Jews were taking up stones and wanted to stone Him for claiming to be God. Jesus later speaks to the apostle John in the Revelation letter declaring “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last” (Rev. 22:13, cf. Rev. 1:8).

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Moral Argument–What it teaches us about God?

As I’ve stated earlier the moral argument for God’s existence is one of my favorites.  Although I would agree that the Cosmological Argument (read more here) and the Teleological argument  (read it here) carry the most weight in our society, the moral argument has always intrigued me.

By way of reminder the moral argument states that since moral standards exist (i.e. all people have some sense of right and wrong), then we must account for where these morals come from. Or to put it negatively:

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Deity of Christ–Attributes Part 1

This is part two of Cliff Sabroe’s series on the Deity of Christ.  You can read part one here.

Christ is Eternal and Infinite

In many places throughout Scripture the Messiah is presented as being eternal and infinite. Both of these characteristics can only be attributed to God. The prophet Micah declares about the coming Messiah “…The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting”(Micah 5:2). We know that this everlasting one who was to come is Christ, for Matthew quotes this very passage (Matt. 2:5f).

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Objections to the Moral Argument–Part 2

You can read the first part of this series here.

The second objection to the moral argument was once again represented in a recent blog comment by an atheist who visited the site (you can read comment here.)  This states that morality comes from society.  The root of the argument is that societies create morality.

There are three major problems I see with this argument.  First, this is really missing the point.  Societies are made up of people, therefore we are still faced with the problem with why do people believe certain actions are right and certain are wrong.

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The Deity of Christ

Most Christians have never even sat down and contemplated the Deity of Christ. It is something that is presented as fact in most lessons and often it is assumed that all in the audience hold to the Godhood of Jesus. It is only when a Christian is challenged by one who does not hold to this doctrine, that this topic is even researched or thought out in its entirety.

Does the Bible teach that Jesus is God? Are there verses that make this claim? If not, are there at least characteristics that Jesus bears that give evidence to Him being divine? This series seeks to answer these questions and others. Not with quotations from scholars and theologians, but from the words of Christ and other inspired writers as found in the pages of our Bibles.

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