Sunday, September 8, 2019

Revelation 2:23 And The Deity Of Jesus Christ

        "And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds." (Revelation 2:23)

        It can readily be deduced from this text that Jesus Christ is a divine self. He is the one who rewards people according to their deeds, whether they be good or bad. He is our Judge. We are accountable to God because He is our Creator.

        Furthermore, Christ's right and authority to judge us is rooted in His omniscience. He is divine in the same sense as the Father and Holy Spirit are divine. He is God incarnate. The Lord has fully comprehensive knowledge of everything.

        Jesus Christ searches the hearts and minds of people. He knows everything about us all. There is not a thing hidden from His sight or unknown to Him. 

        Christ in this passage quotes Jeremiah 17:10. God Himself in the verse from the Book of Jeremiah is speaking. Nonetheless, Christ makes a formal application of those exact attributes to Himself. He could do this only if He were God.


Justin Horn said...

On a relevant point, I was making my bible trivia cards today and I was writing the card exposing the NWT Jehovah's witness bible, and they corrupt the text by adding the word "other" in Colossians 1:16-17. As if Christ made all other things instead of all things. All one has to do in order to disprove this rendering is either go to the greek or quote John 1:3.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Well, it's not as bad as their John 1 where they say the "Word was a god."