Trinity and Oneness and the Incarnation (20)

Trinity and Oneness and the Incarnation   Introduction Lord Jesus Christ, glory be to Him, told His disciples, “and you shall be witnesses to Me.” (Acts 1: 8) This witness is based on two main pillars: first, bearing witness to the true doctrine, and second, bearing witness through Christian behavior. It is not possible to […]

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The Holy Spirit as Sanctifier

The Holy Spirit as Sanctifier God calls every person to mirror and reflect His holy character: “As He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, `Be holy, for I am holy’” (1 Peter 1:15–16). Our problem is that in ourselves we are not holy; we […]

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The Personality of the Holy Spirit

The Personality of the Holy Spirit The night my wife was converted to Christ she exclaimed, “Now I know who the Holy Spirit is.” Prior to that time she had thought of the Holy Spirit as an “it” rather than a personal “who.” When we speak of the personality of the Holy Spirit, we mean […]

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The Deity of the Holy Spirit

The Deity of the Holy Spirit In the liturgy of the church we frequently hear the words, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.” This expression is a trinitarian formula that ascribes deity to all three persons in the Godhead. Likewise, we sing the Gloria: Glory […]

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The Titles of Jesus

The Titles of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth was given more titles than any other person in history. A brief sampling would include the following: Christ Lord Son of Man Savior Son of David Great High Priest Son of God Alpha & Omega Master Teacher Righteousness Prophet Rose of Sharon Lily of the Valley Advocate Lion […]

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Jesus Christ as the Only Begotten

Jesus Christ as the Only Begotten That the Bible refers to Jesus as “the only begotten of the Father” (John 1:14) has provoked great controversy in church history. Because Jesus is also called the “firstborn over all creation” (Colossians 1:15), it has been argued that the Bible teaches that Jesus is not divine, but an […]

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The Subordination of Christ

The Subordination of Christ What is a subordinate? In our language it is clear that to be subordinate to someone is to be “under” that person’s authority. A subordinate is not a peer; a subordinate is not on an equal level of authority with his or her super-ordinate. The prefix sub- means “under” and super- […]

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The Deity of Christ

The Deity of Christ Faith in the deity of Christ is necessary to being a Christian. It is an essential part of the New Testament gospel of Christ. Yet in every century the church has been forced to deal with people who claim to be Christians while denying or distorting the deity of Christ. In […]

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The Triunity of God

The Triunity of God The doctrine of the Trinity is difficult and perplexing to us. Sometimes it is thought that Christianity teaches the absurd notion that 1+1+1=1. That is clearly a false equation. The term Trinity describes a relationship not of three gods, but of one God who is three persons. Trinity does not mean […]

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