The following articles are related to the topic of JESUS, DEITY

Islam and the Deity of Jesus Christ

A Moslem recently made the following comment. "There are no Jewish writings that prophesied the appearing of 'God' on earth in the form of a man."He said this in a denial of the Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth possessed the nature of "God" in the flesh.He further asserted that Christ never even claimed that he was the "Son of ... read more »

Does John 17:3 Negate the Deity of Christ?

"If Jesus Christ was 'God,' while he was upon the earth, why did he refer to the Father as 'the only true God' in John 17:3?" This question was submitted by a gentleman who identified himself as a "Jehovah's Witness."It is important to understand that the Watchtower folks repudiate the deity of Christ, alleging that Jesus, as he lived upon ... read more »

The Authority of Jesus Christ

Authority is a concept known to some degree by every responsible person. By most it is appreciated, for without it society would be chaotic. Others detest it, and refuse to live by it. The world's prisons are full of such rebels. "Authority" is a major biblical theme. The most popular Greek word for "authority" is exousia (sometimes translated as "power"). ... read more »

Is Jesus Jehovah?

"Jehovah's Witnesses" argue vehemently that it is never proper to refer to Jesus Christ by the name "Jehovah." Their literature states: "Jesus is not Jehovah" (Reasoning from the Scriptures, 198). As was pointed out in a previous article (see A Brief Study of The Angel of Jehovah ), however, the designation "Jehovah" simply denotes the self-existence of deity. If it ... read more »

Jesus and Jehovah

"Jehovah's Witnesses" argue vehemently that it is never proper to refer to Jesus Christ by the name "Jehovah." Their literature states: "Jesus is not Jehovah" (Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1989, p. 198). As was pointed out in a previous article (see A Brief Study of the Angel of Jehovah ), however, the designation "Jehovah" simply denotes the self-existence of deity. ... read more »

Jesus: The Master Teacher

Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, conceded that Jesus of Nazareth was "a teacher" from God, as documented by the "signs" which he did (John 3:2). A wealthy young ruler approached the Lord asking, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" (Matthew 19:16). Even Jesus' enemies addressed him as "Teacher" (Matthew 22:16, 24), though ... read more »

The Jesus Movie

Everyone understands that whenever Hollywood does a movie about some historical character, a good measure of literary license is taken. Whether it be Alexander the Great or George Washington, to a significant degree, the personality of the character is molded into the director's perspective. In treating subjects of this nature, I suppose, it doesn't matter a great deal that there ... read more »

Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation

The concluding book of the New Testament begins in the following fashion: "The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave him to show to his servants." (1:1a). One of the intriguing questions discussed by scholars is the phrase "of Jesus Christ" (Iesou Christou [genitive case]). The genitive frequently is expressed in English by the preposition "of," as in this text-thus, ... read more »

Was Jesus the “Son of God” Eternally?

Errors regarding Christ's nature have been around since the Savior was on earth. Some of the Jews contended he was demon possessed and thus mentally deranged (John 10:20). He was charged with "blasphemy" (Mark 2:7), and making himself "equal with God" (John 5:18). It even was hinted that he was "born of fornication" (John 8:41). In the second century, the ... read more »

The Miraculous Insight of Jesus Christ

The miracles of Christ are proof that he is the Son of God (John 20:31). The Gospel writers record many of the miracles of Jesus, but certainly not all of them (John 20:30; 21:25). Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, collectively relate to us seventeen bodily cures, nine miracles over the laws of nature, six demonic cures, and three resurrections. Additionally, ... read more »