The Unique revelatation of Jesus Christ (Topic)
Topic: Questions related to the authority of God’s Word are prevalent in our society. If the Bible is God’s Word, then we should read it with care and apply its precepts to our lives. If it is simply a book devised by man, then we are not accountable for appropriating the precepts that it teaches. After reading the article “Arguments that the Bible is the Word of God” by Elmer Towns and watching the Module/Week 2 presentation, respond to the following prompt: Of the ten arguments that the Bible is the Word of God presented by Dr. Towns, which argument do you find the most convincing? Explain why you think that it is a strong argument. Include at least 2 quotes from the article to support your points.
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Christianity is unique among world religions, and Jesus Christ’s true uniqueness is the centerpiece of christianity. The truth about Christ is based primarily on the New Testament documents which have been shown elsewhere to be authentic. Jesus Christ was unique in that he alone, of all who ever lived, was both God and man. In the Old Testament it’s predicted that Christ would die for our sins (Psalm 22; Isaiah 53). Christ was not only supernaturally anticipated; He was also miraculously conceived. Paul exclaims, “of all human conceptions, Jesus’ stands as unique and miraculous. The Bible declares that Christ lived without sin and died as a substitute for the salvation of sinners. The Bible further declares that Jesus was buried and on the third day arose from the dead and ascended into Heaven where He makes intercession at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus Christ affirmed his deity: (1) He applied to Himself the statement of Jehovah, “I am” (John 8:24). This affirmation is taken from the root word for “Jehovah,” “I am that I am” (Exod. 3:14-15; John 4:26, 18:5-6). The Jews did not misunderstand His claim. They knew that Jesus was claiming full deity, and they tried to stone Him (John 8:59). (2) Jesus claimed to be identical with the Father (John 14:9, 10:33). (3) He asserted His omnipresence (Matt. 18:20; John 3:13), omniscience (John 11:14), and omnipotence (Matt. 28:18; John 5:21-23, 6:19). (4) Jesus received and approved of human worship (Matt. 14:33; 28:9; John 20:28-29). (5) He forgave sins (Mark 2:5-7, Luke 7:48-50). (6) He made Jehovahistic statements, “I am”—i.e., bread, light, the door, the way, the truth and the life, resurrection and life,— hence identifying Himself with God (John 6:37, 8:12, 10:9, 11:25, 14:6). Obviously, Jesus took Himself extremely seriously. Why? Because He understood who He was. There is no doubt that Jesus claimed to be God and told others that He was God.
Elmer Towns (2007). Core Christianity.