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The Doctrine of Jesus – Part 5

II. The Humanity of Jesus Christ

Jesus was always divine and always will be. He became human around the year 4 B.C. Thus He is the “God-Man.” This section of our study is about His humanity.

Jesus is called the “Son of Man” in 84 references in the New Testament. He is called the “Son of God” on 46 occasions. Thus, His humanity is emphasized often for our sakes. Why? So that we can relate to Him and He can relate to us. Consider:

Hebrews 2:9-10 “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”

Hebrews 2:18 “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”

Hebrews 4:15-16 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Let us look at the humanity of Christ.

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A. Jesus’ Incarnation – Incarnation means “to clothe with flesh.” This is declared plainly in the Scriptures:

Galatians 4:4 “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”

Philippians 2:8 “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

I Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

I Timothy 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

This was brought about by the birth of Jesus Christ through a virgin named Mary. This was prophesied and fulfilled. Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Isaiah 9:6 “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.”

Luke 1:31 “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.”

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This birth was announced to Joseph by an angel of the Lord – Matthew 1:18-25 – and to Mary by the angel Gabriel – Luke 1:26-35 – before she ever became with child. She was a virgin and she abstained from sexual relations with Joseph, her espoused husband, until after Christ was born – Matthew 1:25. After Jesus was born, Mary had at least 6 children who were fathered by Joseph – Matthew 13:55-56; Mark 6:3. Jesus’ birth was a miracle with no human father involved!

God became flesh:

John 1:1, 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

Romans 1:3-4 “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:”

Romans 8:3 “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

Philippians 2:7 “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”

I John 4:2-3 “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”

2 John 1:7 “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

A person cannot be right with God and deny the deity or humanity of Christ:

John 8:24 “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”

To be saved, a person must acknowledge that Jesus is Lord. Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Acts 16:31 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

B. Jesus called Himself a Man

John 8:40 “But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.”

Acts 2:22 “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” As noted earlier, He is called the “Son of Man” 84 times.

C. Jesus had common experiences with humanity:

1. He was a baby – Luke 2:12, 16

2. He was a child who grew physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually – Luke 2:40; Luke 5:52

3. He was an adolescent who was subject to parents – Luke 2:42-51

4. He felt hunger – Luke 4:2

5. He needed sleep – Luke 8:23

6. He suffered sorrow – Matthew 26:37

7. He became weary – John 4:6

8. He suffered extreme infirmity and needed angels to minister to his weak body – Matthew 4:11; Mark 1:13 He had fasted for 40 days and He was in the wilderness with the wild beasts. He suffered horrendously before and on the cross – I Peter 3:18

9. He had emotions affected by the behavior of those around Him – John 11:33; Mark 3:5; John 12:27

10. He agonized – Luke 22:44

11. He ate – Luke 24:43

12. He thirsted – John 4:7, 19:28 There are many other examples in the New Testament of His partaking in humanity, including the fact that He died.

D. Jesus came through the lineage of David – Mary had to be married at the time of the birth, so Jesus would not be born of fornication. Her husband, Joseph’s, lineage was through David, and is recorded in Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38. He is called, “the Son of David” on 17 occasions in the New Testament.

E. Jesus Christ died on a cross for all mankind – His death is the fundamental theme of the gospels, and it is essential to our salvation. I Corinthians 15:1-4; John 3:14-16; I John 2:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.

F. Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb – He remained in that tomb for 3 literal and complete days and nights. Matthew 12:40; Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 24:50-55; John 19:38-42

G. Jesus rose from the grave – He arose in a body of flesh and bones. See Luke 24:3; Luke 24:39-43; John 20:5-7; John 20:27; Romans 6:9-10. He is alive forevermore.

H. Jesus ascended into Heaven – He literally ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father as our mediator, High Priest, and advocate. Hebrews 9:24; Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:9; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:14-15; I John 2:1

 

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2013 in God's Truth

 

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The Doctrine of Jesus – Part 2

The Deity of Jesus Christ – Part 1

Jesus is said to be divine and He possesses the attributes of divinity.

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A. Jesus Christ Is God

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:1, 14

“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.” Hebrews 1:8

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16

“I and my Father are one.” John 10:30

“Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” John 14:9 ” Also, Isaiah 9:6 “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.”

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” Acts 20:28

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” 1 John 5:20

Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.” John 13:13, 14

B. Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Trinity

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 1 John 5:7 Compare with John 1:1, 14

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Matthew 28:19 Notice that “Name” is singular – one name.

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:8, 9 The word “Godhead” means divinity. Jesus is the embodiment of Divinity.

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26

“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:” John 15:26

“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” John 14:23

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” 1 Peter 1:2. Each Person of the Trinity is equal in person, but different in role. Jesus Christ took upon Himself the form of a servant on earth, and humbled Himself to do the will of His Father. (Philippians 2:5-11) Just like a wife being in subjection to her own husband does not make her any less human, so Jesus being in subjection to the Father, does not make Him any less God. Thus, we call Him the second Person of the Trinity. This helps us to understand why He called the Father “My God” at times (Mark 15:34, John 20:17). Jesus is equal to the Father, but subject to Him, to leave us an example that we too should be subject to those in higher places over us (1 Corinthians 15:28, 1 Corinthians 11:3, John 14:31, John 15:10, John 8:29). All of His obedience was inspired by love.

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2013 in God's Truth

 

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The Doctrine of Jesus Christ – Part 1

Doctrinal Statement

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and God the Son; that He is eternally existent. He was never created, but He is the Creator and the Second Person of the Trinity.

I believe that Jesus was incarnated by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin named Mary, and that He lived a sinless life during all of His earthly days. He then died for all of man’s sins on a cross and shed His blood to make an atonement for our souls. He then remained in a grave for three days and three nights. He bodily resurrected from the tomb, walked the earth for forty more days, and then He bodily ascended into Heaven.

Jesus has the power to save all who come unto God by Him, and He now sits on the right hand of the Father’s throne to mediate for repentant sinners, and make intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

I believe Jesus will come back in the clouds, at a time appointed by His Father, to meet His church in the air. He then will return with the saints to the earth seven years later to set up His Kingdom on earth. That Kingdom will last for 1,000 years, and will be followed by His eternal Kingdom in the new Heaven and new Earth.

I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, and that every knee will bow to Him someday, and every tongue will confess that He is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

Next: The Deity of Jesus Christ

 

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2013 in God's Truth

 

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