Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Reflection Questions For Professing Christians Who Deny That Jesus Christ is God

        1.) If Jesus Christ is not God, then how could He rightly claim to be Lord over the Sabbath (Matthew 12:6-8)? How could He tell His Jewish audience that He is greater than the temple?

        2.) Why would the Pharisees conspire against Christ, if what He had affirmed about Himself did not imply His divinity (Matthew 12:14)?

        3.) Does not the fact that John the Baptist confessed to being unworthy of even carrying the shoes of the Jewish Messiah not indirectly attest to His deity (John 1:27)?

        4.) The Lord controls storms (Psalm 89:9;107:28-31). Does not the fact Jesus Christ has the same power not prove that He is divine (Luke 8:24-25)? Does not the fact that He could multiply a handful of bread loaves to feed five thousand people not also testify to Him being God in the flesh?

        5.) If Jesus Christ is not God, then how is it that He made atonement for all the sins of mankind (past, present, and future)? How does one account for His bodily resurrection from the grave?

        6.) God alone is said to be truly holy (Revelation 15:4). Does not the fact that Scripture calls Jesus Christ holy prove He also is God (Acts 3:14; 1 John 3:5)?

        7.) God is said to be our strength and our hope (Psalm 46:1; 71:5). Does not the fact that those titles are attributed to Jesus Christ prove that He also is divine (Philippians 4:13; 1 Timothy 1:1)?

        8.) If the Lord Jesus Christ is only a created being, and He is the wisdom and power of God (1 Corinthians 1:24), then would that also mean that God had no wisdom and power prior to Him creating His Son (which is absurd in the highest degree)?

         9.) Would Unitarians be willing to call Jesus Christ a sinner, since He was worshiped as a deity on multiple occasions throughout the four gospel narratives? If Jesus is not God, then any professing Christian who rejects the Trinity, yet claims to give Him any amount of worship, must be an idolater.

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