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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Biblical Passages On The Divinity Of Christ (A Mount Rushmore Plus One)

During the course of a denomination meeting yesterday, my colleagues and I talked about those sections of the New Testament that speak with breathtaking clarity and power about the divinity of Jesus.

Those passages that teach us that Jesus was neither great man nor inspiring teacher nor compelling guru.

He was infinity compressed into infancy … and that same infinity grew into a living, breathing human who died a painful and tortured death only to conquer the grave on Easter.  Divinity was not something Jesus attained; it was, and remains, the sum total of who he is.

All of that means, gulp, that he is either your Lord or you are his enemy.

I say that because I believe these:

1.John 1:1-4   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

 

2.Philippians 2:5-11   

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature[a] God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

3. Colossians 1:15-20    15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.  

 

4.Hebrews 1:1-3   1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he  appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 

 

5.Revelation 21:6     He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.

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  • Shirley says:

    It’s all about Choice! Choose This Day! You cannot serve two masters. Life is choice…you either Believe all of the Bible or none. As for me, I chose a long time age. He is my forever Friend, Savior, Lord and King! The Bible is His photo album. I love gazing at the pictures!

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