Monday, May 7, 2007

Is Jesus God? Part 8

This is part 8 of 9 in the series on the deity of Jesus. Today's post addresses some of the implications of the identity of Jesus.

The implications from this truth are numerous and extremely important. First of all if Jesus were not fully God then he could not “bear the full penalty for all the sins of all those who would believe in Him—any finite creature would have been incapable of bearing that penalty.”[44] A second implication for us that Jesus is God is that we should honor Him as God by worshipping Him, seeking His Help[45], and asking for Him to return[46] and “put the world to rights.”[47] A third implication of Christ being God is that “only someone who was truly and fully God could be the one mediator between God and man (1 Tim 2:5), both to bring us back to God and also to reveal God most fully to us…”[48] When these implications are put together we are confronted with the fact that if Jesus is not God then “we have no salvation and ultimately no Christianity.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this paper. I have found it helpful. Are there any other sources you would recommend for further study on this topic?