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Who is Christ

 

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

1-B The logical conclusion is that if he is God (and he is) Then Christ existed (in Preincarnate form) before his birth in a manger.

 

*Christ is God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2Isaiah 9: 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever

unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for everIsaiah 7:14 “His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

“His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

Many in our day deny the deity of Christ, knowing that in doing so they are undermining the central aspect of Christianity because they have removed from it the divine Saviour. This denial is not new, for even in the early church there were those who did so: Ebionites, dynamic Monarchians, and the Arians all denied that the Son possessed full deity. In the days of the Reformation, the Socinians followed their example and regarded Jesus as merely a man. Schleiermacher, Ritschl, Unitarians, and liberals have done the same in more recent times. Today those who deny His full deity regard Jesus either as a great man (to be followed but not worshiped), a good man (who had the courage to die for His convictions), or a man more advanced than any other in His time.

1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Cor 15:22 Romans 6:23.

Jesus formed Adam and Eve, He had a part in Creation. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

In Jewish usage the term “son of ...” did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1

did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1Jesus claimed he was God by his works. Furthermore, Jesus of Nazareth claimed to do certain things which only God can do. In a classic confrontation with the scribes the Lord demonstrated He had the power to forgive sins by healing a man sick of the palsy. The scribes considered this claim to be blasphemy because they recognized that only God can forgive sins. The miracle of healing was done in order to validate Christ’s claim to be able to forgive sins (Mk 2:1–12).

Elsewhere in the New Testament, works are attributed to Christ which only God can perform, further substantiating His equality with God. See John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 for His work of creating, Colossians 1:17 and Hebrews 1:3 for the work of upholding all things, and Acts 17:31 for His being Judge of all men.

 

3. His characteristics. Jesus of Nazareth possessed characteristics which only God has. He claimed to be all-powerful (Mt 28:18; cf. Rev 1:8); He displayed knowledge that could only have come from His being omniscient (Mk 2:8; Jn 1:48); He made a promise which we often quote that depends on His being present everywhere (Mt 18:20; cf. Mt 28:20; Eph 1:23). These very distinctive claims indicate either that He was God or a great deceiver.

/His ascriptions. Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament.

/ Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament. 

Christ paid for your sins “Lamb of God”

“Lamb of God” 

 

 

Christ was Resurrected. Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10

Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10 

1-B John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

3. If there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:13

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the Gospel? εὐαγγελίσασθαί yoo-ang-ghel-id´-zo

“Good News.” Paul sums it up in 1 Corinthians 15 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;

The structure of the Gospel. (We don’t know the Grace of God, so we don’t know the bare minimum that is required to get into heaven However we should give an accurate account as to the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. We start with the Person of Christ..

4. Does your Witness matter? The unsaved will judge you based on your character.

1 Peter 3:16 16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. 5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

n

  • {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation-tiks\ n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciationˌa-pə-'lō-j(ē-)əō-j(ē-)ə\ nIntroduction Apologetics defined:

 

 

1 : A *systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine)

  • : A systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine) 2 : a branch of theology *a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity
  • : a branch of theology a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity3 A defense of the Faith.

If we are going to defend Christianity, then we better start with the Person, the Author of the faith (Hebrews 12:2)

 

Who is Christ

 

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

1-B The logical conclusion is that if he is God (and he is) Then Christ existed (in Preincarnate form) before his birth in a manger.

 

*Christ is God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2Isaiah 9: 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever

unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for everIsaiah 7:14 “His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

“His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

Many in our day deny the deity of Christ, knowing that in doing so they are undermining the central aspect of Christianity because they have removed from it the divine Saviour. This denial is not new, for even in the early church there were those who did so: Ebionites, dynamic Monarchians, and the Arians all denied that the Son possessed full deity. In the days of the Reformation, the Socinians followed their example and regarded Jesus as merely a man. Schleiermacher, Ritschl, Unitarians, and liberals have done the same in more recent times. Today those who deny His full deity regard Jesus either as a great man (to be followed but not worshiped), a good man (who had the courage to die for His convictions), or a man more advanced than any other in His time.

1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Cor 15:22 Romans 6:23.

Jesus formed Adam and Eve, He had a part in Creation. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

In Jewish usage the term “son of ...” did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1

did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1Jesus claimed he was God by his works. Furthermore, Jesus of Nazareth claimed to do certain things which only God can do. In a classic confrontation with the scribes the Lord demonstrated He had the power to forgive sins by healing a man sick of the palsy. The scribes considered this claim to be blasphemy because they recognized that only God can forgive sins. The miracle of healing was done in order to validate Christ’s claim to be able to forgive sins (Mk 2:1–12).

Elsewhere in the New Testament, works are attributed to Christ which only God can perform, further substantiating His equality with God. See John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 for His work of creating, Colossians 1:17 and Hebrews 1:3 for the work of upholding all things, and Acts 17:31 for His being Judge of all men.

 

3. His characteristics. Jesus of Nazareth possessed characteristics which only God has. He claimed to be all-powerful (Mt 28:18; cf. Rev 1:8); He displayed knowledge that could only have come from His being omniscient (Mk 2:8; Jn 1:48); He made a promise which we often quote that depends on His being present everywhere (Mt 18:20; cf. Mt 28:20; Eph 1:23). These very distinctive claims indicate either that He was God or a great deceiver.

/His ascriptions. Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament.

/ Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament. 

Christ paid for your sins “Lamb of God”

“Lamb of God” 

 

 

Christ was Resurrected. Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10

Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10 

1-B John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

3. If there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:13

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the Gospel? εὐαγγελίσασθαί yoo-ang-ghel-id´-zo

“Good News.” Paul sums it up in 1 Corinthians 15 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;

The structure of the Gospel. (We don’t know the Grace of God, so we don’t know the bare minimum that is required to get into heaven However we should give an accurate account as to the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. We start with the Person of Christ..

4. Does your Witness matter? The unsaved will judge you based on your character.

1 Peter 3:16 16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. 5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

n 

apol•o•get•ics {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation-tiks\ n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciationˌa-pə-'lō-j(ē-)əō-j(ē-)ə\ nIntroduction Apologetics defined:

 

 

1 : A *systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine)

  • : A systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine) 2 : a branch of theology *a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity
  • : a branch of theology a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity3 A defense of the Faith.

If we are going to defend Christianity, then we better start with the Person, the Author of the faith (Hebrews 12:2)

 

Who is Christ

 

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

1-B The logical conclusion is that if he is God (and he is) Then Christ existed (in Preincarnate form) before his birth in a manger.

 

*Christ is God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2Isaiah 9: 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever

unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for everIsaiah 7:14 “His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

“His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

Many in our day deny the deity of Christ, knowing that in doing so they are undermining the central aspect of Christianity because they have removed from it the divine Saviour. This denial is not new, for even in the early church there were those who did so: Ebionites, dynamic Monarchians, and the Arians all denied that the Son possessed full deity. In the days of the Reformation, the Socinians followed their example and regarded Jesus as merely a man. Schleiermacher, Ritschl, Unitarians, and liberals have done the same in more recent times. Today those who deny His full deity regard Jesus either as a great man (to be followed but not worshiped), a good man (who had the courage to die for His convictions), or a man more advanced than any other in His time.

1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Cor 15:22 Romans 6:23.

Jesus formed Adam and Eve, He had a part in Creation. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

In Jewish usage the term “son of ...” did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1

did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1Jesus claimed he was God by his works. Furthermore, Jesus of Nazareth claimed to do certain things which only God can do. In a classic confrontation with the scribes the Lord demonstrated He had the power to forgive sins by healing a man sick of the palsy. The scribes considered this claim to be blasphemy because they recognized that only God can forgive sins. The miracle of healing was done in order to validate Christ’s claim to be able to forgive sins (Mk 2:1–12).

Elsewhere in the New Testament, works are attributed to Christ which only God can perform, further substantiating His equality with God. See John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 for His work of creating, Colossians 1:17 and Hebrews 1:3 for the work of upholding all things, and Acts 17:31 for His being Judge of all men.

 

3. His characteristics. Jesus of Nazareth possessed characteristics which only God has. He claimed to be all-powerful (Mt 28:18; cf. Rev 1:8); He displayed knowledge that could only have come from His being omniscient (Mk 2:8; Jn 1:48); He made a promise which we often quote that depends on His being present everywhere (Mt 18:20; cf. Mt 28:20; Eph 1:23). These very distinctive claims indicate either that He was God or a great deceiver.

/His ascriptions. Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament.

/ Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament. 

Christ paid for your sins “Lamb of God”

“Lamb of God” 

 

 

Christ was Resurrected. Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10

Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10 

1-B John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

3. If there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:13

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the Gospel? εὐαγγελίσασθαί yoo-ang-ghel-id´-zo

“Good News.” Paul sums it up in 1 Corinthians 15 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;

The structure of the Gospel. (We don’t know the Grace of God, so we don’t know the bare minimum that is required to get into heaven However we should give an accurate account as to the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. We start with the Person of Christ..

4. Does your Witness matter? The unsaved will judge you based on your character.

1 Peter 3:16 16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. 5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

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5but sanctify(Sanctification phase 2) in your hearts Christ as Lord (κύριος kurios, koo´-ree-os; from κυ^ρος kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, )

κύριος kurios, koo´-ree-os; from κυ^ρος kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, )5but sanctify(Sanctification phase 2) in your hearts Christ as Lord (κύριος kurios, koo´-ree-os; from κυ^ρος kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, )

κύριος kurios, koo´-ree-os; from κυ^ρος kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, )/Ie Live your life under the authority of the Lord. Not the details of life. (Luke 16:13. “No man can serve two Masters)

being ready always to give answer to every man that asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with humility and respect:

/ ready always to give answer to every man that asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with humility and respect: 16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

* 

apol•o•get•ics {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation-tiks\ n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciationˌa-pə-'lō-j(ē-)əō-j(ē-)ə\ nIntroduction Apologetics defined:

 

 

1 : A *systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine)

  • : A systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine) 2 : a branch of theology *a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity
  • : a branch of theology a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity3 A defense of the Faith.

If we are going to defend Christianity, then we better start with the Person, the Author of the faith (Hebrews 12:2)

 

Who is Christ

 

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

1-B The logical conclusion is that if he is God (and he is) Then Christ existed (in Preincarnate form) before his birth in a manger.

 

*Christ is God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2Isaiah 9: 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever

unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for everIsaiah 7:14 “His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

“His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

Many in our day deny the deity of Christ, knowing that in doing so they are undermining the central aspect of Christianity because they have removed from it the divine Saviour. This denial is not new, for even in the early church there were those who did so: Ebionites, dynamic Monarchians, and the Arians all denied that the Son possessed full deity. In the days of the Reformation, the Socinians followed their example and regarded Jesus as merely a man. Schleiermacher, Ritschl, Unitarians, and liberals have done the same in more recent times. Today those who deny His full deity regard Jesus either as a great man (to be followed but not worshiped), a good man (who had the courage to die for His convictions), or a man more advanced than any other in His time.

1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Cor 15:22 Romans 6:23.

Jesus formed Adam and Eve, He had a part in Creation. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

In Jewish usage the term “son of ...” did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1

did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1Jesus claimed he was God by his works. Furthermore, Jesus of Nazareth claimed to do certain things which only God can do. In a classic confrontation with the scribes the Lord demonstrated He had the power to forgive sins by healing a man sick of the palsy. The scribes considered this claim to be blasphemy because they recognized that only God can forgive sins. The miracle of healing was done in order to validate Christ’s claim to be able to forgive sins (Mk 2:1–12).

Elsewhere in the New Testament, works are attributed to Christ which only God can perform, further substantiating His equality with God. See John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 for His work of creating, Colossians 1:17 and Hebrews 1:3 for the work of upholding all things, and Acts 17:31 for His being Judge of all men.

 

3. His characteristics. Jesus of Nazareth possessed characteristics which only God has. He claimed to be all-powerful (Mt 28:18; cf. Rev 1:8); He displayed knowledge that could only have come from His being omniscient (Mk 2:8; Jn 1:48); He made a promise which we often quote that depends on His being present everywhere (Mt 18:20; cf. Mt 28:20; Eph 1:23). These very distinctive claims indicate either that He was God or a great deceiver.

/His ascriptions. Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament.

/ Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament. 

Christ paid for your sins “Lamb of God”

“Lamb of God” 

 

 

Christ was Resurrected. Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10

Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10 

1-B John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

3. If there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:13

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the Gospel? εὐαγγελίσασθαί yoo-ang-ghel-id´-zo

“Good News.” Paul sums it up in 1 Corinthians 15 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;

The structure of the Gospel. (We don’t know the Grace of God, so we don’t know the bare minimum that is required to get into heaven However we should give an accurate account as to the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. We start with the Person of Christ..

4. Does your Witness matter? The unsaved will judge you based on your character.

1 Peter 3:16 16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. 5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

n

  • {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation-tiks\ n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciationˌa-pə-'lō-j(ē-)əō-j(ē-)ə\ nIntroduction Apologetics defined:

 

 

1 : A *systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine)

  • : A systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine) 2 : a branch of theology *a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity
  • : a branch of theology a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity3 A defense of the Faith.

If we are going to defend Christianity, then we better start with the Person, the Author of the faith (Hebrews 12:2)

 

Who is Christ

 

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

1-B The logical conclusion is that if he is God (and he is) Then Christ existed (in Preincarnate form) before his birth in a manger.

 

*Christ is God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2Isaiah 9: 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever

unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for everIsaiah 7:14 “His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

“His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

Many in our day deny the deity of Christ, knowing that in doing so they are undermining the central aspect of Christianity because they have removed from it the divine Saviour. This denial is not new, for even in the early church there were those who did so: Ebionites, dynamic Monarchians, and the Arians all denied that the Son possessed full deity. In the days of the Reformation, the Socinians followed their example and regarded Jesus as merely a man. Schleiermacher, Ritschl, Unitarians, and liberals have done the same in more recent times. Today those who deny His full deity regard Jesus either as a great man (to be followed but not worshiped), a good man (who had the courage to die for His convictions), or a man more advanced than any other in His time.

1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Cor 15:22 Romans 6:23.

Jesus formed Adam and Eve, He had a part in Creation. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

In Jewish usage the term “son of ...” did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1

did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1Jesus claimed he was God by his works. Furthermore, Jesus of Nazareth claimed to do certain things which only God can do. In a classic confrontation with the scribes the Lord demonstrated He had the power to forgive sins by healing a man sick of the palsy. The scribes considered this claim to be blasphemy because they recognized that only God can forgive sins. The miracle of healing was done in order to validate Christ’s claim to be able to forgive sins (Mk 2:1–12).

Elsewhere in the New Testament, works are attributed to Christ which only God can perform, further substantiating His equality with God. See John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 for His work of creating, Colossians 1:17 and Hebrews 1:3 for the work of upholding all things, and Acts 17:31 for His being Judge of all men.

 

3. His characteristics. Jesus of Nazareth possessed characteristics which only God has. He claimed to be all-powerful (Mt 28:18; cf. Rev 1:8); He displayed knowledge that could only have come from His being omniscient (Mk 2:8; Jn 1:48); He made a promise which we often quote that depends on His being present everywhere (Mt 18:20; cf. Mt 28:20; Eph 1:23). These very distinctive claims indicate either that He was God or a great deceiver.

/His ascriptions. Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament.

/ Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament. 

Christ paid for your sins “Lamb of God”

“Lamb of God” 

 

 

Christ was Resurrected. Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10

Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10 

1-B John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

3. If there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:13

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the Gospel? εὐαγγελίσασθαί yoo-ang-ghel-id´-zo

“Good News.” Paul sums it up in 1 Corinthians 15 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;

The structure of the Gospel. (We don’t know the Grace of God, so we don’t know the bare minimum that is required to get into heaven However we should give an accurate account as to the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. We start with the Person of Christ..

4. Does your Witness matter? The unsaved will judge you based on your character.

1 Peter 3:16 16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. 5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

n 

apol•o•get•ics {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation-tiks\ n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation n pl but sing or pl in constr comes from the Greek word ap•o•lo•gia {} \ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciationˌa-pə-'lō-j(ē-)əō-j(ē-)ə\ nIntroduction Apologetics defined:

 

 

1 : A *systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine)

  • : A systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine) 2 : a branch of theology *a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity
  • : a branch of theology a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity3 A defense of the Faith.

If we are going to defend Christianity, then we better start with the Person, the Author of the faith (Hebrews 12:2)

 

Who is Christ

 

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

1-B The logical conclusion is that if he is God (and he is) Then Christ existed (in Preincarnate form) before his birth in a manger.

 

*Christ is God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2Isaiah 9: 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever

unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for everIsaiah 7:14 “His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

“His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

Many in our day deny the deity of Christ, knowing that in doing so they are undermining the central aspect of Christianity because they have removed from it the divine Saviour. This denial is not new, for even in the early church there were those who did so: Ebionites, dynamic Monarchians, and the Arians all denied that the Son possessed full deity. In the days of the Reformation, the Socinians followed their example and regarded Jesus as merely a man. Schleiermacher, Ritschl, Unitarians, and liberals have done the same in more recent times. Today those who deny His full deity regard Jesus either as a great man (to be followed but not worshiped), a good man (who had the courage to die for His convictions), or a man more advanced than any other in His time.

1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Cor 15:22 Romans 6:23.

Jesus formed Adam and Eve, He had a part in Creation. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

In Jewish usage the term “son of ...” did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1

did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1Jesus claimed he was God by his works. Furthermore, Jesus of Nazareth claimed to do certain things which only God can do. In a classic confrontation with the scribes the Lord demonstrated He had the power to forgive sins by healing a man sick of the palsy. The scribes considered this claim to be blasphemy because they recognized that only God can forgive sins. The miracle of healing was done in order to validate Christ’s claim to be able to forgive sins (Mk 2:1–12).

Elsewhere in the New Testament, works are attributed to Christ which only God can perform, further substantiating His equality with God. See John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 for His work of creating, Colossians 1:17 and Hebrews 1:3 for the work of upholding all things, and Acts 17:31 for His being Judge of all men.

 

3. His characteristics. Jesus of Nazareth possessed characteristics which only God has. He claimed to be all-powerful (Mt 28:18; cf. Rev 1:8); He displayed knowledge that could only have come from His being omniscient (Mk 2:8; Jn 1:48); He made a promise which we often quote that depends on His being present everywhere (Mt 18:20; cf. Mt 28:20; Eph 1:23). These very distinctive claims indicate either that He was God or a great deceiver.

/His ascriptions. Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament.

/ Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament. 

Christ paid for your sins “Lamb of God”

“Lamb of God” 

 

 

Christ was Resurrected. Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10

Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10 

1-B John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

3. If there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:13

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the Gospel? εὐαγγελίσασθαί yoo-ang-ghel-id´-zo

“Good News.” Paul sums it up in 1 Corinthians 15 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;

The structure of the Gospel. (We don’t know the Grace of God, so we don’t know the bare minimum that is required to get into heaven However we should give an accurate account as to the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. We start with the Person of Christ..

4. Does your Witness matter? The unsaved will judge you based on your character.

1 Peter 3:16 16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. 5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

n

Introduction Apologetics defined:

 

 

1 : A *systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine)

  • : A systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine) 2 : a branch of theology *a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity
  • : a branch of theology a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity3 A defense of the Faith.

If we are going to defend Christianity, then we better start with the Person, the Author of the faith (Hebrews 12:2)

 

Who is Christ

 

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

Jesus is God. John 1:1. Also compare Exodus 3:13 with John 8:58. Isaiah 9:6 Messiah is called “Mighty God.”. Revelation 1:8 “I am “Alpha and Omega” “The beginning, and the end.” Matt 4:1-17 “Thou shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Hebrews 1:3, Phil 2:6

1-B The logical conclusion is that if he is God (and he is) Then Christ existed (in Preincarnate form) before his birth in a manger.

 

*Christ is God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2Isaiah 9: 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever

unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for everIsaiah 7:14 “His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

“His name will be called Immanuel” “God with us.” 3. Additional sources. “Jesus Christ our Lord” Chapter 2 Christ in Eternity Past John Walvoord Former president of Dallas Theological Seminary. (TH.B, THM, THD). “Creation, Chaos & Restoration.” (R.B Thieme J.R. THM DTS. ) Ryrie Study Bible. “Thru the Bible with J. Vernon Mcgee” “Colossians 1:13-16. “Matthew Henry’s commentary of the Whole Bible. John 1:1-3 John 8:58 with Exodus 3:13 Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13HIS DEITY

Many in our day deny the deity of Christ, knowing that in doing so they are undermining the central aspect of Christianity because they have removed from it the divine Saviour. This denial is not new, for even in the early church there were those who did so: Ebionites, dynamic Monarchians, and the Arians all denied that the Son possessed full deity. In the days of the Reformation, the Socinians followed their example and regarded Jesus as merely a man. Schleiermacher, Ritschl, Unitarians, and liberals have done the same in more recent times. Today those who deny His full deity regard Jesus either as a great man (to be followed but not worshiped), a good man (who had the courage to die for His convictions), or a man more advanced than any other in His time.

1 Corinthians 15:3, 1 Cor 15:22 Romans 6:23.

Jesus formed Adam and Eve, He had a part in Creation. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

. Colossians 1:13-16, John 1:1-3 “By him all things were made.” 1 Cor 8:6 “There is only one Jesus through whom everything came into be.” Hebrews 1:2 2“Has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.#”  

In Jewish usage the term “son of ...” did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1

did not generally imply any subordination, but rather equality and identity of nature. Thus Bar Kokba, who led the Jewish revolt 132–135 a.d. in the reign of Hadrian, was called by a name which means “Son of the Star.” It is supposed that he took this name to identify himself as the very Star predicted in Numbers 24:17. The name Son of Consolation (Acts 4:36) doubtless means, “The Consoler.” “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) probably means “Thunderous Men.” “Son of Man,” especially as applied to Christ in Daniel 7:13 and constantly in the New Testament, essentially means “The Representative Man.” Thus for Christ to say, “I am the Son of God” (John 10:36) was understood by His contemporaries as identifying Himself as God, equal with the Father, in an unqualified sense.1Jesus claimed he was God by his works. Furthermore, Jesus of Nazareth claimed to do certain things which only God can do. In a classic confrontation with the scribes the Lord demonstrated He had the power to forgive sins by healing a man sick of the palsy. The scribes considered this claim to be blasphemy because they recognized that only God can forgive sins. The miracle of healing was done in order to validate Christ’s claim to be able to forgive sins (Mk 2:1–12).

Elsewhere in the New Testament, works are attributed to Christ which only God can perform, further substantiating His equality with God. See John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 for His work of creating, Colossians 1:17 and Hebrews 1:3 for the work of upholding all things, and Acts 17:31 for His being Judge of all men.

 

3. His characteristics. Jesus of Nazareth possessed characteristics which only God has. He claimed to be all-powerful (Mt 28:18; cf. Rev 1:8); He displayed knowledge that could only have come from His being omniscient (Mk 2:8; Jn 1:48); He made a promise which we often quote that depends on His being present everywhere (Mt 18:20; cf. Mt 28:20; Eph 1:23). These very distinctive claims indicate either that He was God or a great deceiver.

/His ascriptions. Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament.

/ Others ascribed to the Lord the prerogatives of deity in substantiation of His own claims. He was worshiped by men and by angels (Mt 14:33; Phil 2:10; Heb 1:6). His name is coupled with other Members of the Trinity in a relationship of equality (Mt 28:19; 2 Co 13:14). The writer to the Hebrews declared that He was the same in substance with the Father—“the exact likeness of his substance” (Heb 1:3, free trans.). Coupled with Paul’s statement that “in Him dwells all the fulness of deity in bodily form” (Col 2:9, free trans.), these are very strong declarations of His full deity equal with the deity of the Father and the Spirit. Too, He is called Yahweh in the New Testament, which could only be true if He were fully God. Notice Luke 1:76 compared with Malachi 3:1, and Romans 10:13 compared with Joel 2:32. Add other names of deity which He is given (God, Heb 1:8; Lord, Mt 22:43–45; King of kings and Lord of lords, Rev 19:16), and we can only conclude that Christ’s deity is fully attested by the ascriptions given Him in the New Testament. 

Christ paid for your sins “Lamb of God”

“Lamb of God” 

 

 

Christ was Resurrected. Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10

Matt 28:2-4, Mark 16:8 John 20:2-10 

1-B John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

3. If there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:13

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the Gospel? εὐαγγελίσασθαί yoo-ang-ghel-id´-zo

“Good News.” Paul sums it up in 1 Corinthians 15 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;

The structure of the Gospel. (We don’t know the Grace of God, so we don’t know the bare minimum that is required to get into heaven However we should give an accurate account as to the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. We start with the Person of Christ..

4. Does your Witness matter? The unsaved will judge you based on your character.

1 Peter 3:16 16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.

16having a good conscience; that, wherein you are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. 5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

5. The Greek is no accuse. What do I mean by that? The scriptures say what the say. Their might be times 2 Timothy 3:16 Some verses may need some interpretation. However if you have a whole chapter dedicated to a subject. (Like our witness, not throwing a stumbling block for your weaker brother) Don’t use the Greek as a way to form your own theology so that Doctrine becomes more adjusted to your life, your habits.

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