Deity Of Christ

What Is an Argument?

Before we begin, it is best that I define what an Argument is as used on my title. Argument used here is not the ordinary word “argument” which we often use to refer a quarrel between two or more parties. Rather, argument used here is a set of reasons or evidences in support of the conclusion. So giving an argument is to provide a set of premises as reasons for accepting the conclusion.

In short we are not necessarily attacking or criticizing someone but we are using the word “Argument” in terms of supporting our viewpoints or other people’s viewpoints.
The beauty of arguments is that when the premises are true and valid, and that the conclusion is drawn from theses premises, we cannot deny that conclusion. Even when we personally do not want to agree with them due to other reasons apart from the one given.
Example: Using Leibniz Law of identity

If only x can do (perform) z, (premise I)
and y can do (perform) z, (premise II)
therefore y is x (Conclusion from premises I and II)

N.B: My Arguments presupposes that the Bible is True. Bible Translations used: English Standard Version and King James Version

English-Hebrew-Greek Names:

God = yeov (theos)
the Father = paltr (pater)
Lord = Kuriov (Kurios)
Jesus = ihsouv (Iesous, – Jehovah is Salvation)
Christ =cristov (Christos – anointed)

Keep in mind that Jesus of the Christian Bible is referred to all the above names except ‘”the Father pater” in the verses used in my arguments. Therefore it is Crystal Clear That Christ Jesus is not God the Father. i.e. the above names can all be found in 1 Corinthian 8:6 Hebrew-Greek Bible will help you see the differences better:

Here are my  Simple And Logical Arguments:

1. The Revelation’s Alpha and Omega Argument

Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Revelation 22:12-13 “Behold, I am (Christ Jesus) coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Notice “THE” in these verses

You may ask why did I insert Christ Jesus with I am in Revelation 22:12-13, Well, Only Christ Jesus clearly promised his return, Matthew 24:27 according to the Scripture

Argument I:

If Only Lord God (Yahweh) is THE Alpha and THE Omega,
and that Christ Jesus is THE Alpha and THE Omega,
Then Christ Jesus is Lord God (Yahweh)

2. The Forgiving-Sin-Authority Argument
Mark 2:5-7 (same Luke 5:17-26)

“And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?””

Argument II:

God (Yahweh) alone can forgive sin,
Christ Jesus forgive sin,
Therefore Christ Jesus is God (Yahweh)

3. Worship Argument

Alister McGrath writes “ Within the Jewish context which we trace the first Christians, it was (is) God and God (theos) the I AM alone who was to be worshipped”(McGrath Christian Theology)[1](Italic is mine

A Leper and A Ruler Worshipping Christ Jesus

A Leper:
Matthew 8:2 “And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’”

A Ruler:
Matthew 9:18 “While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.’”

N: B Jesus did not forbid the worship.

Disciples Worshipping Christ Jesus:

Christ Jesus did not rebuke his Disciples/followers/Students from worshipping him.

Matthews 14:33 “Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘Truly You are the Son of God.’”

Matthew 28:16-18 “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”

The angles Worshiping Christ Jesus

Even angels worship Christ Jesus as we see in Paul* letter to the Hebrew “ Let all God’s angels worship him (Jesus)”(Hebrews 1:16) and John in Revelation “In a loud voice they (angels) sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and praise!”

Worshipping of Christ Jesus from Apostle Paul letters to the Early Churches

Paul’s first letter to Corinth found New Testament uses “call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthian 1:2), notes that the language used reflects the Old Testament formulas of worshipping or adoring God [2].

In Paul’s letters to Philippians, Paul explicitly wrote the fulfilment of prophecy Isaiah 45:23 that “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”(Philippians 2:9-11)

Argument III:

If only God is to be worshipped [3]
and that Christ Jesus is worshipped
Then Christ Jesus is God

4. My Lord My God Argument

John 20:27-29 “Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Psalm 35:22-24 “O LORD, you have seen this; be not silent. Do not be far from me, O Lord. Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord. Vindicate me in your righteousness, O LORD my God; do not let them gloat over me.

Thomas in John 20:28 refer Jesus Christ as “ho kurios mou kai ho theos mou” My Lord and my God.

David* in Psalm 35:23 Calls Yahweh ho theos mou kai ho kurios mou” My God and my Lord. And in 35:24 makes clear just the way Thomas called Jesus.

Literally translated:”Lord of me, God of me”

Argument III:

If Yahweh is My Lord and my God

And Christ Jesus is My Lord and my God

Christ Jesus is therefore Yahweh.

The above argument is based on Jewish context to which the accounts of Jesus were recorded.

These are some of my Simple Logical arguments, which clearly state that Christ Jesus is God (Yahweh). I will love to see more of your own simple logical argument. So much are out there in the Scriptures, so to all my Christians Critical Thinkers, here is your chance to dig deep and share what you find.

[1] Alister E. McGrath Christian Theology An Introduction (Malden Blackwell Publisher 1997 2nd Edition) p.g. 335
[2] Genesis 4:26; 13:4; Psalm 105:1; Jeremiah 10:25;Joel 2:32
[3] Only God is to be Worshiped Genesis 4:26,13:4 Psalm 105:1; Jeremiah 10:25; Joel 2:32

*Paul might not have written Hebrew, Apollos or Unknown author a linked to have written Hebrew


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