The Three in One God
a. The Biblical doctrine of God: He is one;
He exists in three persons - 1 John 5:7
b. Wrong views of the Godhead
i. Modalism (Oneness) = One God wearing three masks
ii. Arianism = Jesus is created by God and is a lesser god (JW’s)
iii. Partialism = The three persons are part of God, but not fully God
iv. Unitarianism = There is one God and one person. (Jesus is not it)
4. Jesus’ Divine Nature
a. Jesus was a man, he was also God.
We know this by his divine attributes.
b. Eternal: John 8:58;
Immutable: Heb 13:8;
Omniscient : Rev 1:8; John 21:17, Mat 18:20
c. Life: John 1:4, 11:25;
Holy - Luke 1:23, Heb 7:26;
Love 1 John 3:16
d. Creator of all things Col 1:16,
Preserver Heb 1:3, Col 1:17;
Redeemer Gal 4:5...........................
e. If at once God always God: never less, not ceasing, adopting, or diminishing.
5. Why Jesus Needed to Be God
a. Without being God is death was no greater than the greatest man.
b. His resurrection could not happen without deity: John 10:17-18,
c. His atonement is not eternal without the eternal quality of God
– Heb 7:23-27
d. His payment was not the quality
needed if he was not God: 2 Cor 5:19, Rom 5:9
e. To be exalted above all things and worshipped – Phil 2:9-10, Col 2:10
f. To fill up all in all, and for all things to be in Him – Eph 1:10, 20-23
g. To be a mediator between God and Man – 1 Tim 2:5
JESUS IS GOD FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING
...please DO NOT BE DECEIVED.