The Deity of Christ
How has the
Father shown that His Son is one
person of the Godhead?
the Son he says,
Your throne, O God, will last
forever and ever, and righteousness
will be the scepter of your
kingdom. Hebrews 1:8.
How did the
Father while on earth recognize him?
voice from heaven said, This
is my beloved Son,
whom I love, with him I am well
pleased. Matthew 3:17.
In what way
did Christ refer to the eternity of
now, Father, glorify me in your
presence with the glory I had with
you before the world began.
John 17:5. But
you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you
are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me one who
will be ruler over Israel, whose
origins are from old, from ancient
times. Micah 5:2. (See
Matthew 2:6; John 5:58; Exodus
did Christ say is His relation to the
the Father are one. John 10:30.
did Christ assert an equal
proprietorship with His Father in the
of man will send his angels, and they
will weed out of his kingdom
everything that causes sin and all
who do evil. Matthew 13:41.
To whom do the
elect equally belong?
will send his angels with a trumpet
call, and they will gather his
elect from the four winds, from
one end of the heavens to the
other. Matthew 24:31. Luke
are equally joined in bestowing the
faith it is impossible to please God,
because anyone who comes to him must
believe that he exists and that he rewards
those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:6. For the Son of
man is going to come in his
Fathers glory with his angels,
and then he will reward each
person according to what he has
done. Matthew 16:27.
Note In the
texts (Matthew 16:27; 13:41; 24:31)
in which Christ refers to the angels
as his angels and to the
kingdom as His kingdom
and to the elect as His
elect, He refers to Himself as
the Son of man. It thus
appears that while He was on earth as
a man, He recognized His essential
deity and His equality with His
Father in heaven.
does God declare Himself to be?
This is what the Lord
says Israels King and
Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the
first and the last;
apart from me there is no God.
scripture does Christ adopt the same
I am coming soon! My reward is with
me, and I will give to everyone
according to what he has done. I am
the Alpha and the Omega, the First
and the Last, the
Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:12,13.
and Paul Speak
states that the Son of God was God
manifested in the flesh?
In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with
God and the Word was God. He
was with God in the beginning.
The Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us. We
have see his glory, the glory of the
One and Only, who came from the
Father, full of grace and
truth. John 1:1,14.
dwells in Christ?
For in Christ all
the fullness of the Deity lives in
bodily form. Colossians
How was He
manifested on earth as a Savior?
Today in the
town of David a Savior has been born
to you; he is Christ the Lord.
How was Christ
begotten in the flesh?
The angel answered,
The Holy Spirit will
come upon you, and the power of
the Most High will
overshadow you. So the holy one to be
born will be called the Son of
was it necessary that He should be
born thus, and partake of human
For this reason
he had to be made like his brothers
in every way, in order that he
might become a merciful and
faithful high priest in service to
God, and that he might make
atonement for the sins of the
people. Hebrews 2:17.
such a wonderful Savior, what are we
exhorted to do?
we have a great high priest who has
gone through the heavens, Jesus, the
Son of God, let us hold firmly to
the faith we profess. For we do
not have a high priest who is unable
to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but has been tempted in every way,
just as we are yet without
sin. Let us then approach the throne
of grace with confidence, so that we
may receive mercy and find grace to
help us in our time of need.
The King Came Down
The king of
glory stooped low to take humanity.
Rude and forbidding were His earthly
surroundings. His glory was veiled,
that his majesty of His outward form
might not become the object of
attraction. He shunned all outward
display. Riches, worldly honor, and
human greatness can never save a soul
from death; Jesus purposed that no
attraction of an earthly nature
should call men to His side. Only the
beauty of heavenly truth must draw
those who would follow Him. The
character of the Messiah had long
been foretold in prophecy, and He
desired men to accept Him upon the
testimony of the Word of God.
The Desire of Ages,