We’ve examined and defended many of the divine claims made by Jesus Christ in the Gospel accounts and now it’s time to put them into context. Why did Jesus Christ come to earth and what did He come to accomplish?
Category: The Divine Claims of Christ
Jesus As The I AM
The final claim to the divinity of Christ that we will be taking a closer look at in this series comes in seven forms in the Gospel of John. Jesus Christ, the Great I AM.
Jesus as the Wisdom of God
In our survey of the divine claims of Jesus Christ, we’ve seen how Jesus referred to Himself with titles that suggested He, in some way, shared the Father’s divine identity. Turning to God’s divine identity as Wisdom will give us further insight into the role Jesus embodied as the Son of God.
The Significance of Abba Father
When we ponder the divine claims of Christ the one we often pay no mind to is the usage of the name “Abba, Father” for God by Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Could this name give us a profound insight into Jesus’ mission and identity?
Jesus As The Son of Man
In our look into the divine claims of Jesus, we have argued for the authenticity of the claims by noting the allusions to the OT, the date of the claims, and the character of Jesus Himself in the trilemma. But everything we have argued thus far amounts to nothing if the major claims to divinity were completely misunderstood from the beginning. When Jesus calls Himself the Son of Man, what, exactly, does He mean?
Looking at the Messianic Secret
In the Gospel of Mark, we read about an event wherein Jesus commands a leper to keep the identity of his healer a secret, so to speak. If Jesus was sure of His identity as the Son of God, what’s with the secrecy here?
Why The Gospels Don’t Call Jesus “God”
In our survey of the divine claims of Jesus recorded throughout the Synoptics and the Gospel of John, we note a rather strange exclusion: nowhere in the Gospel accounts do we see Jesus saying “I Am God.” What is the meaning of this?
The Trilemma Defence: Jesus the Lunatic?
In the final instalment of our look into the famous trilemma defence, we address the theory that Jesus was a lunatic not unlike others who identify themselves the same way today.
The Trilemma Defence: The Mistaken Messiah?
If Jesus wasn’t a liar could He have been honestly mistaken about His divine identity instead?
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The Trilemma Defence: Jesus the Liar?
Before we can begin to examine the divine claims of Christ themselves we need to first ask ourselves who Jesus really was? Was He a liar, a lunatic, or Lord? In this article, we’ll look at the first of those possibilities. Did Jesus lie about His divinity?
Why Did The Disciples Flee?
In the garden of Gethsemane, when Jesus was being arrested by the Temple guards of the Sanhedrin, why did the disciples flee? Is this evidence that they didn’t believe that Jesus was divine?
Are The Divine Claims A Late Legend?
Did Jesus Christ really claim to be divine, or were these claims added by the church long after the fact?
The Divine Claims of Jesus
The heart of Christian theology centers around the person of Jesus Christ. However, before we can begin to defend the truth of the faith we need to first ask if Jesus really was who He and His followers said He was.
Does Mark 10:18 Deny Christ’s Divinity?
In Mark 10:18, Jesus tells a young man that there is no one good but God the Father. Does this imply that Jesus did not think of Himself as divine?