Monday, December 28, 2009

Christ Is Sinless God And Man

1) The doctrine of Christ is that He is both God and man...

John 8:23-24

(23) And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
(24) I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am, ye shall die in your sins.

John 8:58-59 NIV

(58) "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
(59) At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

John 10:30-33 NIV

(30) I and the Father are one."
(31) Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him,
(32) but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?"
(33) "We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God."

Philippians 2:6-7 KJV

(6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
(7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

1 Timothy 3:16 KJV
(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.

2) The doctrine of Christ is that you must believe He is God, and call upon Him as such to be saved:

Joel 2:32 NIV
(32) And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the  LORD calls.  (Note: LXX has "Kurios" for "LORD") (LORD = YHVH, from H1961 ("to exist"), self existing, or eternal (Strongs') "The word refers to the proper name of the God of Israel, particularly the name by which He revealed Himself to Moses (Exo_6:2-3)" (WordStudy)

Exodus 3:14-15 NIV

(14) God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM (H1961) has sent me to you.'"
(15) God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.

John 8:58-59 NIV

(58) "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
(59) At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.

John 8:23-24

(23) And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
(24) I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am, ye shall die in your sins.

Now, back to the fulfillment of Joel 2:32: 

Romans 10:9-13 NASB
(9) that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

(10) for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

(11) For the Scripture says, "WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."
(12) For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;
(13) for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."

Same word for "Lord" as the LXX uses for LORD in Joel 2:32.  Except this time, it directly shows Jesus as the Lord who is the fulfillment of that prophecy.  It is necessary to believe Christ is God to be saved, and you will die in your sins if you deny He is God.

3) The doctrine of Christ is that Christ is the sinless lamb of God...

Hebrews 4:15 NIV
(15) For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.

John 8:46-47 NIV

(46) Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?
(47) He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."

2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV

(21) God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Peter 2:22 NIV
(22) "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."

Christ is sinless, and this is necessary for Him to be our substitutionary sin bearer.

4) Those who do not abide in the doctrine of Christ, but promote false doctrines, such as that Jesus is not God, or that He is a sinful man, do not have God, and to greet or welcome them is to share in their evil work and lose your reward:

2 John 1:9-11 NASB
(9) Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.
(10) If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;
(11) for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.

2Jn 1:10

John instructs the believers not to show hospitality to false teachers. They were to do nothing that would encourage the heretics in their propagation of falsehoods. In addition, if believers were to invite them in, such action would show that they were approving of what the false teachers said and did. 

...John adds that a person who supports a false teacher in any way shares in the teacher's evil work.  False teaching is serious business, and we dare not overlook it.  It is so serious that John wrote this letter to warn against it. Because our world has so many false teachings, we might be tempted to take many of them lightly. Instead, we should realize the dangers they pose and actively refuse to give heresies any foothold.
(Life Application Study Bible)


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