Jesus experienced the life as a human just like you and I to become our example of how to live. The Biblical basis for His deity in seen in the bible as well. The Deity of Jesus is considered critical guideline and is an important belief within Christianity. This guideline arrests that Jesus Christ was and is God incarnate. In Colossians Paul states, “the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” (Col. 2:9) The Christian meaning of the statement “deity of Christ” is honestly clear.
God is one, but with three aspects: God is Father, the creator, ruler, and sustainer of all life, and divine judge; God is the Son, who is Jesus, God made incarnate and savior of humanity; and the Holy Spirit, who is God working in the world. Both Muslims and Christians love and respect Jesus, however, the major difference between Islam and Christianity is the Christians insistence on the supposed divinity of Christ. In Christian scriptures, God never claimed divinity while the emphasis in the Islamic theology of God is “absolute unity;” God is sublimely one. Muslims think that by believing in the Trinity, Christians believe in three Gods. For them, God is One God.
Christ's humanity included both the material and immaterial aspects of the human body (he was flesh but at the same time he was also Soul and Spirit). For Christians, "The elements of the Person of Christ are to be established; the faith which accompanies the theoretic process always presupposes their unity; this is for faith immediately certain, though not as yet narrowly defined, not as yet mediately cognised through the knowledge of the distinct elements, which in it are combined (Dorner History of the Development Doctrine Person of Christ p.85). Christ was fully human. "He was hungry, thirsty, grew weary, experienced love and compassion, he wept, he was tested, and he died. Christ was called by human names as he designated Himself as the "Son of Man".
He also believed that The Word and Wisdom of God was “eternally generated” by the Father. Although Origen loved God and God’s people his views on the pre-existence of the human soul prior to human birth was condemned as heresy. Origen believed that the human soul is incarnated into a body reflecting the degree of pre-existent obedience or disobedience to God. According to Origen’... ... middle of paper ... ...we know that Jesus is God and that He is fully God and fully human. The questions and responses that were debated by the early Christian Fathers proved Jesus humanity and His divinity.
God being transcendent means that He is infinitely beyond, above, and outside the universe and all things. God being transcendent shows that God is independent from all of His creation. However, due to God being immanent, God shares intimacy with His creation. God is present within the universe and all things. Pseudo-Dionysius does a wonderful job describing God... ... middle of paper ... ...sus was a separate person from the Son.
God has the sole power to create in the universe and in the Bible it says that through Jesus all things were created. The union of God and Jesus is also shown in the Forgiveness of Sins. According to the Old Testament forgiveness of sins is a power reserved exclusively for God the Father and in the New Testament it very clearly displays Jesus as one who was sent to forgive us of our sins. The Nicene Creed is right in saying that Jesus and God are one because creation and forgiveness of sins are actions reserved for God that Jesus also carry outs. Since Jesus possesses the ability to do things that God has left for himself, it is apparent that Jesus and God are one.
A core teaching found throughout Christianity. However, the Bible is not taken into literal ideology, but in a more figurative manner. Another central figure in Christian belief is Jesus, found in the Trinity as the Son of God. However, the Catholics believe that He is an incarnation of God rather than a literal son of God. It is of Christian belief that Jesus is fully God and man, with a divine and human will found through the Biblical quote in John 10:30 “I and My Father are one.”.
THE CHRISTIAN CONCEPT OF GOD Christians claim that their concept of God is found in the Bible. Known as classical theism, this view of God has long been considered the orthodox theistic position of the Western world. Though there are numerous divine attributes that we could examine, for our present purposes it is sufficient to say that the God of classical theism is at least (1) personal and incorporeal (without physical parts), (2) the Creator and Sustainer of everything else that exists, (3) omnipotent (all-powerful), (4) omniscient (all-knowing), (5) omnipresent (everywhere present), (6) immutable (unchanging) and eternal, and (7) necessary and the only God. Let us now briefly look at each of these attributes. 1.
In other words, they were God in the flesh, but Adam was made in the image of God while Jesus was made in the image of the “invisible God” 2. Unlike Adam, Lord Jesus was, divine, having the attributes, privileges, and names of deity. Being fully God, He is worthy of worship1. Also unlike Jesus, Adam had a limited domain as the head of the human race and the created world, while Jesus was head of the redeemed humanity and had power over all things because he died on the cross and was later resurrected from the dead in turn freeing mankind from sin 1. Both Adam and Jesus were also tested by the temptations of Satan which led to the downfall of one and the victory of the other.
Today, Unitarians draw from a many different religious traditions and do not focus on doctrine and creeds as much as love and justice between human beings. This is also why, now, Unitarian arguments against the Trinity are scarce (“Holy Trinity”). Jehovah’s Witnesses, on the other hand, is a Christian group that was founded in the United States but rejects the doctrine of the Trinity. With many of their beliefs based on Arianism, they believe that God the Father is the one and only true God, and Jesus is his Son. They also believe that the Holy Spirit is merely an acting-force and not an actual being (“Holy Trinity”).