In Very Nature God – An Historical Look at Jesus

February 14, 2016
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Topic Notes

    Welcome!

  • Who is Bart Ehrman?
  • In ‘How Jesus Became God’, Bart Ehrman’s says, “Jesus was not originally considered to be God in any sense at all”
  • Dave takes a verse out of context?
  • Who is Dr. Michael Kruger?
  • 1 Corinthians 8:5-6
  • the Apostle Paul recognized Jesus as God… he is actually quoting Jesus in his claim
  • The Trinity is not a concept made up long after the first century.
  • Philippians 2:6-8
  • Was Jesus equal to God?
  • Jesus actually made Himself a man and humbled Himself. It was a decision.
  • Did Jesus actually claim to be God?
  • The disciples actually worshiped Jesus as God
  • Matthew 28:17
  • Jesus claimed to be God, but not in a way that we might recognize in our time. He didn’t just come out and say “Hey, man, I’m God”
  • We must understand Jesus’ claim in context within the time He was here.
  • How do we know that Jeff isn’t God?
  • What must Jesus have been like for people to say He was God?
  • People had experience with Jesus, knew His personality and STILL claimed He was God… why is that?
  • Jesus lived a life of perfection.
  • The Resurrection is another proof!
  • Context matters!
  • John 20:28-29
  • John 10:30-33
  • He was saying something that was universally recognized as a claim to be God.
  • Matthew 9:1-7
  • Jesus claimed to be God through His actions.
  • Psalm 23:1
  • John 10:11
  • Note the Shepherd claim
  • John 5:18
  • Calling God His Father was the same as making Himself equal to God.
  • Exodus 3:13-14
  • John 8:56-59
  • Jesus is using the “I Am” name for Himself
    BIBLE CONTRADICTION via Skeptics Annotated Bible

  • Some people will never die. vs. Everyone will die.
  • Genesis 5:24, Hebrews 11:5 and 2 Kings 2:11 vs. Romans 5:12 and Hebrews 9:27

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Read: Article: Did the Earliest Christians Really Believe Jesus was God?

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