Lesson 9 The Deity of CHRIST
Belief in the Deity of CHRIST is essential to salvation.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
To deny the Deity of CHRIST is to rob mankind of a SAVIOUR and to condemn us to eternally separation from GOD.
In this lesson we will look at some of the scriptural proofs of the Deity of CHRIST.
JESUS CHRIST is referred to as LORD in Psalm 110:1
Psalm 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
The Virgin Birth would be GOD coming to live with men
Isaiah 7:14 “… and shall call HIS name IMMANUEL.” This is speaking of the SAVIOUR WHO is coming. GOD in the PERSON of JESUS CHRIST came to dwell with man at the Incarnation.
The MESSIAH, the LORD JESUS CHRIST was given divine names in prophecy
Isaiah 9:6-7 For 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, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Wonderful - Only GOD is truly wonderful.
Counsellor - Only the omniscient God could be the perfect COUNSELLER
Psalm 16:7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
The MIGHTY GOD - The ONE prophesied to be the MESSIAN was to be GOD HIMSELF.
The EVERLASTING FATHER - John 10:30 I and my Father are one.
In this text JESUS as man was born but JESUS as GOD was ´given´.
The CHRIST who was prophised to come was to be from everlasting.
Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
The MESSIAH-SAVIOUR was to be the eternal omnipresent GOD HIMSELF.
GOD and CHRIST both gave their personal names as “I AM”
Exodus 33:14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
The Jew understood JESUS perfectly and thought that HE had committed blasphemy for ascribing the Name of GOD to HIMSELF. They promptly attempted to stone JESUS. Death by stoning was the proper death penalty for this particular sin as noted in Leviticus 24:12-16.
Leviticus 24:12-16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.
And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.
But JESUS had not sinned for HE was truly GOD. HE was the great I AM in person.