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Theology - Diety of Christ
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6 Biblical Evidences for the Diety of Christ

The Biblical Teaching Jesus’


The Gospel of John



The Term “Lord” - Kurios

The Evidence of the Resurrection


Erickson, Millard J. (1998-08-01). Christian Theology (p. 700). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 

Name Four Implications for the Deity of Christ.

1. We can have real knowledge of God.

Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).

2. Redemption is available to us.

3. God and humanity have been reunited.

4. Worship of Christ is appropriate.


Erickson, Millard J. (1998-08-01). Christian Theology (p. 720). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 



Aspects of Jesus Humanity







The First aspect is that he had a fully human body.

- He was born.


- He had a physical human nature. We are told that he grew “in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). He grew physically, nourished by food and water.


-Jesus had the same physiology and the same physical limitations as other humans.

-Hungered. fatiqued, suffered and died.


- Jesus’ intellectual qualities, - remarkable knowledge but not w/o limits.


- He attended worship, prayed and depended on scripture 




The Sinlessness of Jesus


Erickson, Millard J. (1998-08-01). Christian Theology (p. 735). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 


- Qualified to be Great High Preist.


-The writer to the Hebrews says that Jesus “has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin” (Heb. 4:15).


-There were genuine struggles and temptations, but the outcome was always certain.


-True humanity created by God has in our case been corrupted and spoiled. There have been only three pure human beings: Adam and Eve (before the fall), and Jesus.




6. Implications of the Humanity of Jesus




1. The atoning death of Jesus can truly avail for us. It was not some outsider to the human race


2. Jesus can truly sympathize with and intercede for us.


3. Jesus manifests the true nature of humanity.


4. Jesus can be our example.- He prayed and was dependent on God so shoudl we

5. Human nature is good...not toward asceticism,


6. God is not totally transcendent. He is not so far removed from the human race.


Erickson, Millard J.  (p. 738). 



5 Basic Tenets of the Doctrine of Two Natures in One Person.

1. The incarnation was more an addition of human attributes than a loss of divine attributes.


2. The union of the two natures meant that they did not function independently. Jesus did not exercise his deity at times and his humanity at other times. His actions were always those of divinity-humanity.


3. the recognition that the two are most fully known in Jesus Christ.



4. Thus, our picture of what deity is like comes primarily through the revelation of God in Jesus Christ.


5. It is also helpful to think of Jesus as a very complex person.


Erickson, Millard J. (1998-08-01). Christian Theology (p. 754). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 





6 categoreis of the Heresies

within the first four Christian centuries. T


1. deny the genuineness (Ebionism)

or the 2. completeness (Arianism) of Jesus’ deity,

3. deny the genuineness (Docetism)

 4. completeness (Apollinarianism)

of his humanity,

5. divide his person (Nestorianism),

6 confuse his natures (Euty-chianism).


Erickson, Millard J. (1998-08-01). Christian Theology (p. 755). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 


3 Reason for The Importance of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit









Erickson, Millard J. (1998-08-01). Christian Theology (p. 862). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 


1. One is that the Holy Spirit is the point at which the Trinity becomes personal to the believer.

2. we live in the period in which the Holy Spirit’s work is more prominent than that of the other members of the Trinity.


3.A third reason for the importance of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit is that current culture stresses the experiential, 


4 factors that may make pneumatology a more difficult topic than others 
  1. less explicit revelation in the Bible regarding the Holy Spirit than about either the Father or the Son.
2. the lack of concrete imagery.
3. In addition, a problem arises from what Scripture reveals concerning the nature of the Holy Spirit’s ministry in relationship to that of the Father and the Son.


4. has been some reluctance to discuss the Spirit, for fear that such discussion might lead to dissension.


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