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The Divinity of Christ (7 of 14)
Series: Cracking the DaVinci Code
John 6:42-51; Revelation 1:8
October 2, 2005
I. THE PREEXISTENCE AND ETERNALITY OF CHRIST
A. Jesus Himself Claimed to be God (John 3:13; 7:29; 8:23, 42, 58; Rev. 1:8, 17)
B. The Prophets and Apostles Proclaimed Him as God. (Is. 9:6; Micah 5:2; John 1:1-3; Phil. 2:6
Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:8, 10)
II. THE INCARNATION AND VIRGIN BIRTH OF CHRIST
A. The Incarnation (John 1:14; Rom. 8:3; Gal. 4:4; Col. 1:22; 2:9; I Tim. 3:16; Heb. 2:14, 10:5)
B. The Virgin Birth
1. Proof of the Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14)
*The word “virgin” is the Hebrew word “almah” which can be translated virgin young
*The New Testament uses the word “parthenos” (virgin) of Mary three times;
(Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27)
*Other references make it clear that Mary was a virgin when Jesus was conceived of the
Holy Spirit. (Matt. 1:18; Matt. 1:25; Luke 1:34)
2. Priority of the Virgin Birth
* If the virgin birth is denied, then so must the other doctrines concerning Christ.
* The sinlessness of Christ was determined by the virgin birth.
* The atonement is dependent on the virgin birth (if Christ were not God, He would
not have the capacity to bear the punishment for all people.)
* The resurrection is dependent on the virgin birth, for had Christ not been God, He
could n ...
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