Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Divinity of Jesus

From Lamb & Lion Ministries:

The divinity of Jesus is the central truth of the Bible. It is so fundamental that Christianity stands or falls on it. If Jesus was not God in the flesh, then His sacrifice for our sins was meaningless, and we have no hope.

Satan is determined to convince Mankind that Jesus was someone other than God in the flesh. In Jesus’ own time, Satan created doubt as to His true identity. A few recognized Him as "the Prophet" or the Messiah who had been prophesied by Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-18 and John 6:14). Most were ambivalent about His identity. Some believed He was simply a "good man" (John 7:12). Most believed He was a reincarnation of John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, or "one of the prophets" (Matthew 16:14). Others claimed He was an illegitimate child "born of fornication" (John 8:41). Some wrote Him off as "a Samaritan with a demon" (John 8:48).

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