Saturday, January 12, 2019

Romans 10:9 Proves Jesus Is God Almighty

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          -"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; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)

          Regarding Jesus Christ being referred to as Lord in this text, Don Stewart of the Blue Letter Bible notes the following:

          "Whenever God's name, "Jehovah" or "Yahweh," is given in the New Testament, it is rendered by the Greek word kurios. Sometimes this refers to the name of God. In this instance, Paul calls Jesus "Lord" or "Yahweh." This is a reference to His Deity."

          Now, this does not mean that the Greek term kurious always refers to deity. It can certainly be used as a formal way in speaking to somebody. Context determines the meaning of words. In the case of Romans 10:9-10, Jesus is being called God.

          The reference to confession found in verse nine alludes to Deuteronomy 30:14. Confession with the mouth signifies openly acknowledging our allegiance to Jesus Christ. We submit to Him as our Lord and our Savior. The fullness of our being rightfully belongs to Him. Christ is the second Person of the triune God. The outward expression "Jesus is Lord" is a parallel to the Jewish Shema prayer (Deuteronomy 6:4). The Roman Catholic New American Bible has these insights in its footnotes on Romans 10:9-11:

          "To confess Jesus as Lord was frequently quite hazardous in the first century (cf. Mt 10:18; 1 Thes 2:2; 1 Pt 2:18–21; 3:14). For a Jew it could mean disruption of normal familial and other social relationships, including great economic sacrifice. In the face of penalties imposed by the secular world, Christians are assured that no one who believes in Jesus will be put to shame (Rom 10:11)."

          Romans 10:13 is a quotation of Joel 2:32, which proves that Jesus is Lord in the same sense as the Father is Lord. Christ is called Yahweh in verse nine.

          Also, Christians who resided in Rome were at higher risk of persecution as citizens were expected to confess Caesar as Lord. The divinity of Jesus Christ was a direct challenge to the lordship of the Roman emperor. So understanding the historical context in which Paul was writing sheds more light on how Romans 10:9 points to Jesus being God. Why then does the text being studied state that God raised Him from the dead?

          Jesus is God incarnate. He took on human flesh. He is both fully human and fully divine. He exercised both human and divine attributes throughout His earthly ministry. Christ was crucified for our transgressions. His divine essence is not what passed away. Rather, a divine Person in His human flesh died. He did not set aside His divinity by taking on human flesh. The Father raised Christ from the grave (Acts 2:32; Galatians 1:1). The Son raised Himself from the grave (John 2:19; 10:17-18). The Holy Spirit raised Him from the grave (Romans 8:11). All three Persons of the Trinity brought about the resurrection. Romans 10:9-10 serves as a strong biblical proof for Jesus being God. 

8 comments:

  1. Trinitarian interpretation implies that Jesus lies.
    Jesus said: He and the Father are one. Triune truth: He the Spirit and the Father are one.
    Jesus said: Only the Father knows that date. Triune truth: Divine Jesus and Spirit also know that date.
    Jesus said: Father is the only true God. Triune truth: Son is also the only true God. Spirit is also the true God.
    Besides, why did it take trinitarians 300 around 300 years to wonder how three persons are one God? Nobody in the NT asked that question. That must mean those in the NT were not trinitarians just like those in the OT were not trinitarians.
    Peace.
    Gil Christ

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    1. Gil,
      The Father, the son, and the Spirit are one God, one in essence, but three in roles and in persons.
      Jesus in his humanity didn't know the date. In his humanity he self-limited his omniscience.
      Both the O.T. and the N.T. teach the Trinity--they just didn't call it that. Look at my article demonstrating the truth of the Trinity by logic:
      https://watchmansbagpipes.blogspot.com/2010/09/trinity-proven-by-logic.html
      Some other articles demonstrating the truth of the Trinity, which I recommend you purview for a better education:
      http://davidfiorazo.com/2018/11/the-trinitarian-controversy-the-great-hymn-and-the-deity-of-jesus-christ/
      https://answersingenesis.org/who-is-god/the-trinity/prayer-and-trinity/
      http://www.tms.edu/m/msj24l.pdf (the doctrine of the Trinity and early Christian writings.)
      https://douglasbeaumont.com/2013/10/21/light-from-light-a-non-heretical-analogy-for-the-trinity/
      http://wwwjanishutchinson.blogspot.com/2014/01/god-and-trinity-part-i.html
      http://wwwjanishutchinson.blogspot.com/2014/03/god-and-trinity-part-2.html
      And finally, a youtube of a lecture:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6VtBwcnSIs

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    2. Gil,

      Your intentional ignorance is showing. Or you are just unteachable as you entrench in your heretical ideology.

      Jesus often suppress his omniscience for the sake of his ministry.

      Warfield is just another man. I’m not better or worse than him, but I disagree that the trinity is indefensible by reason - as demonstrated by my logic exercise. If James White says it was common knowledge already, how does what I say contradict him? I’m not saying we can totally understand the Trinity; what I’m saying is that Scripture proves it by logic.

      Father and son are role which do not need human bodies; God is spirit.

      Dr. Michael Brown is not a trustworthy teacher so appealing to him demonstrates your lack of discernment.

      “Patristic Fathers” were no more infallible than any other man.

      The rest of your comments are not worth my time, because it is apparent that you just want to be argumentative as you promote your heresy.

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    3. Gil Christ And ALL Dear Truth seekers:
      RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT!
      God's JUDGMENT of “dead in sin” UNbelievers Only:

      “And I saw A Great White Throne, And HIM {God} Who Sat On It, From Whose Face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God (The Righteous JUDGE!); and the books were opened: and another Book Was Opened, Which Is The Book Of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they Were JUDGED every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in The Book Of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20 : 11-15)

      “You” are The Only One who can be the “judge” For: “Your - Own” - self! (Romans 14 : 12 & 13 yes 13!), IF This Is True, "personally," For "you"!! Are you “religious” or is your “sin FORGIVEN," so that you Are READY for God's RIGHTEOUS Judgment? OR:

      God's JUDGMENT Of “alive IN CHRIST” believers Only:

      Only because JESUS CHRIST Is Almighty God do we have Reassurance That HE Can Save HIS elect from eternal damnation and eternal torment! God's JUDGMENT Of “Cleansed By HIS Precious BLOOD” True believers Only: The Bema Judgment Seat Of CHRIST for ALL "believers" who Are In The ETERNAL Body Of CHRIST, In God's Age Of GRACE, For TODAY! (NOT "other Ages" For Israel - "Separate Bible study"?) { ALL GRACE/Washed In HIS BLOOD! "believers" GOOD AND BAD "Works"? }:

      "Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

      { why would "UNbelievers" Be "partners" With God? }
      “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. According To The GRACE Of God Which Is Given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid The Foundation, and another buildeth Thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth Thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than That Is Laid, Who Is JESUS CHRIST {The Righteous JUDGE!}. Now if any man build upon This Foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work Shall Be Burned, he SHALL SUFFER LOSS: but he himself SHALL BE SAVED; yet so as by fire!” (1 Corinthians 3 : 8-15!)

      Full Study of “How to build Properly “today” On The Strong Foundation of CHRIST JESUS”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v03zTe3b3c4

      Please Be Very RICHLY Richly Blessed In The LORD And SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST! {God Almighty!}

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  3. Gil Christ,

    I am absolutely disappointed by your responses. You can mock all you want, but you are simply showing your true colors. You display no interest whatsoever in learning. You disagreed without refuting. I do not waste my time arguing with contentious and condescending fools like you. Any further interaction on my part with you would rightly be considered "casting pearls" (Matthew 7:6).

    Would you be willing to call Jesus Christ a sinner, since He was worshiped on multiple occasions throughout the four gospel narratives? If Jesus is not God, then you must be an idolater for worshiping Him.

    Adios is right. Take your false doctrine and intellectual sophistry elsewhere. And grow up some. My arguments for the Trinity are actually quite straightforward.

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  4. Gil Christ, Grace And Peace. Biblical Triune GodHead Doctrine implies Nothing, But Plainly And Clearly Teaches Over 160+ {KJB!} Scriptures, God’s Important Doctrine. Here are the First Fifteen for Prayerful/Careful study, with a "Decision" to make: At Which JUDGMENT Do you wish to stand to give your account to The RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, The LORD JESUS CHRIST! Life OR Death?

    The THREE-In-ONE GodHead!
    The Holy Spirit Is Almighty God!:
    (1a) The Holy Spirit Is The God! that Ananias And Sapphira LIED TO (Acts 5:3-4).
    (1b) The Holy Spirit IS The God That Raised JESUS CHRIST From The Dead, And The Holy Spirit IS The OMNIPRESENT God That Dwells IN ALL believers! (Rom 8:9-11 cp 1 Cor 3:16, 6:19)

    JESUS CHRIST Is Almighty God:
    1) God Was Manifest In The Flesh! (1 Tim 3:16) JESUS CHRIST Was Manifest In The Flesh! (John 1:14)
    2) JESUS CHRIST Is EMMANUEL interpreted = God with us! (Mat 1:21-23)
    3) The SON, JESUS CHRIST Is Called God, By HIS Own Father! (Heb 1:8)
    4) JESUS CHRIST Is Called The Great God And Saviour! (Titus 2:13)
    5a) JESUS CHRIST Is Called The Mighty God! (Isaiah 9:6)
    5b) Jehovah God Is Called The Mighty God! (Jer 32:18)
    6) JESUS CHRIST Is Called The True God And Eternal Life! (1 John 5:20)
    7) JESUS CHRIST Is Over All, God, Blessed For Ever. Amen! (Rom 9:5)
    8) ALL the angels of God Worship HIM! (Heb 1:6), therefore, It Is Impossible for JESUS CHRIST to be = Michael the archANGEL! Therefore, ALL The Evidence In The Holy WORD Of God Plainly And Clearly Teaches All humble students that: JESUS CHRIST Is God Almighty!
    9) JESUS CHRIST was WORSHIPPED! (Mat 2:11, 9:12, 14:33, 28:9; Luke 24:52) Since ONLY God is to be worshipped! (Mat 4:10): Holy SCRIPTURE Clearly Teaches us JESUS CHRIST Is God!
    10) Every knee shall bow, and "every tongue" shall confess to GOD! (Rom 14:11). The GOD "every tongue is confessing to,” Is The LORD JESUS CHRIST! (Phil 2:11).
    11) JESUS CHRIST Is Called The SAVIOUR! (Luke 2:11; Titus 1:4, 2:13; 2 Peter 1:1,11, 2:20, 3:18, 1 John 4:14) ONLY Jehovah God ALONE Is The SAVIOUR! (Isaiah 43:11, 45:15; Hosea 13:4; 1 Tim 2:3; Jude 1:25) Therefore, JESUS CHRIST Is God!

    12) JESUS CHRIST Forgave sins! (Mat 9:2; Mark 2:5) ONLY GOD Can Forgive sins! (Mark 2:7) Pure And Holy SCRIPTURE Teaches us (Titus 2:13): JESUS CHRIST Is The Great God, The Only Saviour WHO Can Forgive sin! (If we DENY HIS Deity, how can HE FORGIVE us our sins?)

    And, Finally, WHO Is God, The JUDGE Of All?
    13) God Almighty Is The JUDGE Of All!
    And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape The Judgment Of God?…But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself Wrath against The Day Of Wrath and Revelation Of The Righteous JUDGMENT Of God! (Rom 2:3,5)
    ...God The JUDGE of all!...God Will JUDGE!… (Heb 12:23, 13:4)
    ...Strong Is The LORD God Who JUDGES!... (Rev 18:8)
    JESUS CHRIST Is God. All The Verses In The Holy BIBLE, That Talk About GOD Being The JUDGE, Must Refer To JESUS CHRIST, Since HE Alone JUDGES! The Father JUDGES no man! The Father Has Committed All JUDGMENT To His SON, The LORD JESUS CHRIST!! (John 5:22)
    Why? That All men should honour The SON, even as they honour The Father. He that honoureth not The SON honoureth not The Father WHO Hath Sent HIM! (John 5:23)

    JW's And ALL Readers, do "you" Really Honor The SON? Only God Almighty Is The RIGHTEOUS Judge = The LORD JESUS CHRIST! Case Closed!

    Will you Now... Completely 100% “trust” (believe, place faith in) The LORD JESUS CHRIST, HIS Precious BLOOD, And HIS Resurrection!! to “receive Forgiveness Of All your sins”? and go to The Judgment Seat Of CHRIST for “rewards,” OR:

    Will you die in UNbelief (trusting in “religion, religious works, men's false teachings or Any “Other deeds” Other Than JESUS CHRIST, HIS BLOOD, And HIS Resurrection!, and go to: The Great White Throne Judgment Of GOD ALMIGHTY [ JESUS CHRIST ] For Eternal Condemnation?

    Continued Next Post: RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT!

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  5. Jesse,
    I do appreciate the levels of research you take to establish the truths of Chritian doctrine as opposed to those of sects like the LDS or Jehovah's Witnesses. I thinl this serves as just further proof of Christ's divinity which is made clear in Philippians.

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