Short Essay on Christology
Two men approach me and claim that Jesus Christ was a man, but denied his deity. If I were to show them the truth, I would have to explain the biblical basis of Jesus' humanity, deity, explain how he can be both man and God, and explain what this all means to me. First though, biblical explanation of Jesus' humanity is essential. The problem with society nowadays is that some look at the Bible and Jesus as a mythological story or period where his story is considered a legend other than factual and historical accurate. When Jesus is explained as a real man who dealt with real temptation, and still didn't sin, is quite amazing. We can look right at the beginning of his birth to see the humanity that he was apart of. From being born in a manger under a cliff side, all up to taking a serious beating and hung up on the cross to die, we see that Jesus suffered real trials and tribulations. When Jesus is in the wilderness for 40 days and is tempted by the devil, we then get an understanding that he suffered the same things we do everyday. Some examples of his humanity that we see in the Bible are emotions and feelings toward people. Mark 14:33 says, “He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled”. We also see that authors in the Bible declare his humanity. The Apostle John says in John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”. When Jesus was going to raise Lazarus from the grave, he even weeped at the sight of the family in grief. These are some basic examples of his humanity, but to understand the true character of Jesus, we need to look at what sets him apart from every other man, every other religion. The diety of Jesus Christ. The biblical basis for Jesus' deity starts with hid inability to sin. When Jesus goes into the wilderness to be tempted, he was able
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