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The Demotion of Christ (5 of 10)
Psalm 22:1, 22:24, Isaiah 14:24-27, 45:18, 53:3-4, 53:10-11, Zechariah 2:10, Matthew 12:34-37, 16:13-15, 25:41, Mark 15:34, John 1:10, 1:14; Romans 4:3-5, 5:9-10, 8:1, 4, 10, 15, 23, 9:4; 2 Corinthians 5:10, Hebrews 13:8-9a, Galatians 4:5, 5:17, Ephesians 1:5, 2:14-16, Colossians 1:16, 2:13-15, 2 Peter 2:4
In Matthew 16:13-15, Jesus asked His disciples who people say that He is. Some claimed he was a teacher, a prophet and a number of other possible theories. Then Jesus brought the question home, "But who do you say that I am". This one question must be answered by every man or woman who will ever walk the earth. How we answer this question determines whether or not Jesus is our Savior or just another teacher we pass by. This question is the foundational issue of Christianity. If we get this wrong, nothing else matters.
Jesus is Jehovah
Satan will always attack the identity of Christ. If we miss the mark on who Jesus is, everything else becomes mere religion. We recently completed a study on the doctrine of the Trinity. One section was devoted to deity of Jesus. Even though Jesus veiled His glory to become flesh and die for our sins, the Bible makes no mistake about it - He was God in the flesh. There are pages of passages that testify to the fact that Jesus is God in the flesh. Since I have already hashed this out in an earlier study, I will only use a few reminder passages here. The Gospel of John in the first chapter tells us that the Word was God, became flesh and dwelled among us. This agrees with Zechariah 2
10 " Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst," says the LORD. 11 "Many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.
The word 'LORD' is the Hebrew word YHWY or Jehovah. In this passage Jehovah is declaring that His ...
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