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Is Jesus God? (Part 5)

Witnesses To The Deity of Jesus Christ

In our last study, we saw that the Apostles of Jesus Christ believed He is God. That was while Jesus was with them on earth, but what happened after Jesus ascended to Heaven? Did their belief change? Did their experiences in preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God show them that they had been wrong about the Deity of Jesus Christ? We know both from what Luke wrote about them in the Book of Acts and what the Apostles wrote to other believers.

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Is Jesus God? (Part 4)

Witnesses To The Deity of Jesus Christ

In our last study, we saw that members of Jesus’ earthly family (Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, James, Jude) were witnesses to the Deity of Jesus Christ. We move next to people closest to Jesus during His earthly Ministry.

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Is Jesus God? (Part 3)

Witnesses To The Deity of Jesus Christ

In our last study, we saw that angels are a mighty host of witnesses to the Deity of Jesus Christ. We move next to members of His earthly family. Though Jesus was God, He humbled Himself and became a Man so He would be the Heavenly sacrifice for the sins of the world (Philippians 2:5-8).

Mary and Elizabeth

God chose a young Jewish girl named Mary to become the earthly mother of Jesus. The angel Gabriel told Mary that the Holy Spirit of God would come upon her, and the Power of the Highest would overshadow her, and she would conceive and give birth to “that Holy One” Who would be called “the Son of God.” God did as He said He would do and Mary supernaturally became pregnant with Jesus.

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Is Jesus God? (Part 2)

Witnesses To The Deity of Jesus Christ

It is our belief that Jesus Christ is God – not “a god” as many religions would have us believe – but The GOD of Creation. We saw in our previous study from the Old Testament that many people saw Jesus Christ before His Incarnation and responded to Him as God, but what about in the New Testament – did any witnesses acknowledge that He is God? The answer is – YES!

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Is Jesus God? (Part 1)

Is Jesus God?

This question is the most important one we can ask and answer in our lifetime. If Jesus is God, then everything He does impacts everyone in the world in every imaginable way. However, if Jesus is not God, then nothing He has done impacts anyone in any substantial way. So, how can we know for sure? What historical methods are there for proving that Jesus is or is not the Son of God? Are there credible ancient documents available for our investigation? Are there trustworthy accounts of credible witnesses that can help us know which it is? Did Jesus ever address the question about whether He is God? Did the Apostles believe Jesus is God? Did the early Church believe Jesus is God? The answer to all of these questions is – YES!

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