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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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Theology of 1 Thessalonians–Christology

Let me say this up front.  I love writing all the different posts on this site.  It is a way for me to study and share with others.  But this post was even more exciting than usual.  Now for some of you what I’m about to say will not matter (feel free to forget it after you read it, or skip the italics part, and just move to the actually meat of the article), but for those who deal much with the world of religious scholarly opinion this might interest you like it does me.

In the world of scholarly opinion Christology (what does the Bible say about Christ?) is under attack.  Liberal Scholars want to claim that a high view of Christ developed over time. That Christians did not original see Christ as exalted as we do now.  Normally they argue that it was added later by the Gospels and especially by John in his writings.   Here is what I love about 1 Thessalonians, it is our oldest book and explains a very high view of Christ.  It teaches all the fundamentals of a Christian worldview concerning Jesus.  It teaches His deity.  It teaches His death on our behalf.  It teaches His resurrection. It teaches salvation is connected with Him and it teaches that He is going to return at the summation of history.  What is my point?  My point is that the high view of Christ that the church now holds did not develop, but rather was there from the very origins of the Christian faith!

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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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Theology of the Song “In Christ Alone”

One of the new songs that we have introduced into our assemblies over the last year has been “In Christ Alone.”  The song itself sounds great when sung, but what I love more about it is the theology behind the song.  Every time I hear it, it screams COLOSSIANS!

The basic theology of the song is the sufficiency of Christ, which is the basic theology of Colossians.  In a world full of religious and secular philosophies vying for our allegiance it is always needed to be reminded that our everything is wrapped up in Christ.

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1 Thessalonians Theology–Word of God

Theology might not be a word you use often.  But it is a word that in concept you use all the time.  Any time a Christian asks, or wonders, what does the bible say about…?  They are asking for an theological answer.  Theology hopes to put the different sections of Scripture that deal with a certain subject together in a way to give an answer on what the Bible teaches on a particular subject.

In our case over the next few posts we are not asking what does the Bible say about …? But rather what does 1 Thessalonians teach on those subjects?

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