by Ken Trivette

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Jesus Is the Divine Son of God (1 of 10)
Series: Who Is Jesus
Ken Trivette
John 12:34; John 1:1
March 6, 2005

1. Jesus is Co-Eternal with God
2. Jesus is Co-Existent with God
3. Jesus is Co-Equal with God

At the very beginning I want to say that everything I will say about Jesus today and in the weeks to come is based on what the Bible says about Jesus. Saying that, let me be very clear. The Bible is the Word of God! The Bible is a book without a single error, mistake, contradiction, or flaw. The Bible is a divinely inspired book, inspired meaning that it is God breathed. The Bible came from God. It is the Word of God.

You have these liberal theologians who interpret the Bible as a document of the human author's beliefs and feelings about God. They do not view the Bible as the inspired, inerrant, and literal word of God. Many liberal theologians see the Bible as containing the word of God, portions of it inspired by God, but a very human and fallible document.

I think of John Shelby Spong. His title is the Right Reverend John S. Spong, retired bishop of the Newark Diocese of the Episcopal Church. He is a liberal in the first degree. There is nothing right or reverend about him. For example, in one of his articles he had this to say about the Bible:

"It is difficult for people who are not part of the Christian Church to understand the power its members attribute to the Bible. That attribution appears to non-church goers to be so irrational and so excessive as to be almost inconceivable. After all, they reason, the Bible is an ancient book with its earliest narrative, the Yahwist document, being written around 1,000 B.C.E. and its latest narrative, probably the 2nd Epistle of Peter, being written somewhere around 135 C.E. There is no other piece of literature written in that period of history which people today still treat as a source of ultimate truth. A doctor or pharmacist practicing medicine or dispensing drugs in our time based on e ...

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