The Heavenly Trio- Jesus the Eternal God -2

The Heavenly Trio- Jesus the Eternal God -2

The Holy Spirit is a Person –Bible quotes The Holy Spirit is included in the Trinity, which is made up of 3 distinct persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The following verses…



John Wycliffe says:

The Holy Spirit in the Spirit of Prophecy
1. “We need to realize that the Holy Spirit, who is as much a person as God
is a person, is walking through these grounds.”—Evangelism, 616 (Manuscript
66, 1899 (Ev 616).
2. “The Holy Spirit is a person, for He beareth witness with our spirits
that we are the children of God. When this witness is borne, it carries
with it its own evidence. At such times we believe and are sure that we are
the children of God . .“The Holy Spirit has a personality, else He could
not bear witness to our spirits and with our spirits that we are the
children of God. He must also be a divine person, else He could not search
our the secrets which lie hidden in the mind of God. “For what man knoweth
the things of man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the
things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.’ ”—Evangelism, 616-617
(Manuscript 20, 1906).
3. “Evil had been accumulating for centuries, and could only be restrained
and resisted by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of
the Godhead, who would come with no modified energy, but in the fullness of
divine power. Another spirit must be met: for the essence of evil was
working in all ways, and the submission of man to this satanic captivity
was amazing.”—Testimonies to Ministers, 392.
4. “The prince of the power of evil can only be held in check by the power
of God in the Third Person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit.”—Special
Testimonies, Series A, No. 10, p. 37 (Ev 617).
5. “The Lord Jesus acts through the Holy Spirit; for it is His
representative.”—Messages to Young People, 55.
6. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and
independent thereof. He [Christ] would represent Himself as present in all
places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent.”— 14 Manuscript Releases,
23. (Desire of Ages, 669-670, is similar.)
7. “The Holy Spirit comes to the world as Christ’s representative .
Counsels to Teachers, 68.
8. “The Holy Spirit, the representative of [the Father] Himself, is the
greatest of all gifts.”—Mount of Blessing, 132.
9. “But no distance, no circumstances can separate us from ‘the Comforter.’
Wherever we are, wherever we may go, He is there, always a presence, a
person connected with heaven,—2 Manuscript Releases, 32 (Letter 89b, March
22, 1897).
10. “When God’s people search the Scriptures with a desire to know what is
truth, Jesus is present in the person of His representative, the Holy
Spirit, reviving the hearts of the humble and contrite ones.”—12 Manuscript
Releases, 145 (Manuscript 158, 1898).
11. And more than angels are in the ranks. The Holy Spirit, the
representative of the Captain of the Lord’s host, comes down to direct the
battle.”—Desire of Ages, 352.
12. By the power of the Holy Spirit the moral image of God is to be
perfected in the character. We are to be wholly transformed into the
likeness of Christ.”—Testimonies to Ministers, 506.
13. “Do not forget that you have a Comforter, the Holy Spirit, which Christ
has appointed.—Adventist Home, 350 (Letter 124, 1897).
14. “The Holy Spirit . . is as much a person as God is a
person.”—Evangelism, 616.
15. “The Holy Spirit [is] the Third Person of the Godhead.”—Testimonies to
Ministers, 392.
16. The Father and the Son work through the Holy Spirit, to help people and
to accomplish Their objectives throughout the universe. “The prince of the
power of evil can only be held in check by the power of God in the Third
Person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit.”—Special Testimonies, Series A, No.
10, page 37 (Ev 617).
17. “We are to co-operate with the three highest powers in heaven,—the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,—and these powers will work through us,
making us workers together with God.”—Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7,
p. 51 (Ev 617).
18. The eternal Godhead—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost—is involved
in the action required to make assurance to the human agent.”—Upward Look,
19. “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, powers infinite and
omniscient, receive those who truly enter into covenant relation with God.
They are present at every baptism, to receive the candidates who have
renounced the world and have received Christ into the soul temple.—6 Bible
Commentary, 1075 (Manuscript 27, 1900).
20. “When we have accepted Christ, and in the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit have pledged ourselves to serve God, the
Father, Christ, and the Holy Spirit—the three dignitaries and powers of
heaven—pledge Themselves that every facility shall be given to us if we
carry out our baptismal vows to ‘come out from among them, and be . .
separate . . and touch not the unclean thing.’ ”—6 Bible Commentary, 1075
(Manuscript 85, 1901).
21. “Our sanctification is the work of the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit . . Have you been born again? Have you become a new being in Christ
Jesus?—7 Bible Commentary, 908 (Manuscript 11, 1901).
22. “The work is laid out before every soul that has acknowledged his faith
in Jesus Christ by baptism, and has become a receiver of the pledge from
the three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”— 6 Bible
Commentary, 1074
23. “Evil had been accumulating for centuries, and could only be restrained
and resisted by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of
the Godhead, who would come with no modified energy, but in the fullness of
divine power.”—Testimonies to Ministers, 392 (Letter 8, February 6, 1896;
Series A, No. 10, p. 25; 10 Manuscript Releases, 63).
24. “There are three living persons of the heavenly trio; in the name of
these three great powers—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—those who
receive Christ by living faith are baptized, and these powers will
co-operate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live
the new life in Christ.”— Special Testimonies, Series B, No. 7, p. 63 (Ev
25. “Keep yourselves where the three great powers of heaven—the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit, can be your efficiency. These powers work with
the one who gives himself unreservedly to God. The strength of heaven is at
the command of God’s believing ones.”—In Heavenly Places, 176 (Signs, May
10, 1910).
26. “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost supply the power that makes
him victorious in every conflict with the prince of darkness.”—6 Manuscript
Releases, 167 (Letter 200, December 15, 1902).
27. “They pledge themselves to devote their lives to God’s service; and the
three great powers in heaven, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
pledge Themselves to cooperate with them, to work in and through them.”—6
Manuscript Releases, 166 (Manuscript 118, October 6, 1902).
28. “The three highest powers in the universe are pledged to labor with
those who will seek to save the lost.”—Review, August 12, 1909.
29. “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, man is laid
in his watery grave, buried with Christ in baptism, and raised from the
water to live the new life of loyalty to God. The three great powers in
heaven are witnesses; They are invisible but present.”—6 Bible Commentary,
1074 (Manuscript 57, 1900).
30. The Power of God in the Third Person.–The prince of the power of evil
can only be held in check by the power of God in the third person of the
Godhead, the Holy Spirit.–Special Testimonies, Series A, No. 10, p. 37.
(1897) {Ev 617.2}
31. He (Christ) determined to give His representative, the third person of
the Godhead. {ML 36.3}
Did the “change” come through Froom?
Froom started the study on trinity after 1926.
“May I here make a frank, personal confession? When back between 1926 and
1928 I was asked by our leaders to give a series of studies on “The Holy
Spirit”… I found that aside from priceless leads found in the Spirit of
Prophecy, there was practically nothing in our literature setting forth a
sound, Biblical exposition in this tremendous field of study.
(Movement of Destiny, p. 322: Review & Herald Publishing Association, 1971;
used by permission;).
AND WAS NO WAY TO CHANGE anything BEAUSE everything was written by EG
White was still in her ORIGINAL BOOKS and EVERYBODY CAN SEE THEM AT White
Estate on line!!

What the pioneers believed?
James White’s early statements on the trinity are uniformly negative, but
in 1876 and 1877 he followed her (wife) lead. In an editorial comparison of
the beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists with Seventh Day Baptists, he
included the Trinity among the doctrines which “neither [SDAs nor SDBs]
regard as tests of Christian character.” “Adventists hold the divinity of
Christ so nearly with the trinitarian,” James White observed, “that we
apprehend no trial [controversy] here.”[ James White, “The Two Bodies,” RH
Oct. 12, 1876, 116;
Clearly James was moving away from his early polemics against
trinitarianism. A year later he proclaimed in the Review that “Christ is
equal with God.” He was not yet a trinitarian, but another remark in the
same article shows that he was in sympathy with certain aspects of
trinitarianism. “The inexplicable trinity that makes the godhead three in
one and one in three is bad enough,” he wrote, “but ultra Unitarianism that
makes Christ inferior to the Father is worse.” James White, “Christ Equal
with God,” Review and Herald, Nov. 29, 1877, p. 72.
In asserting Christ’s equality with the Father, James was echoing what his
wife had written eight years earlier. For another evidence of her leading
her colleagues, note that her assertions that Christ was uncreated, (Ellen
G. White, “The First Advent of Christ,” Review and Herald, Dec. 17, 1872,
par. 4; later published in Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 2 (Battle Creek, MI:
SDA Publishing Association, 1877), 9-10; cf. E. G. White, “Bible Study,”
Review and Herald, Jan 11, 1881, par. 3.)
preceded by more than two decades Uriah Smith’s published acceptance of
that concept .
Uriah Smith, Thoughts on the Revelation (Battle Creek, MI: SDA Publishing
Association, 1865), 59, calls Christ the first created being; a view
repudiated in Looking Unto Jesus (Battle Creek, MI: Review and Herald,
1898), 17, 12.
Brick by conceptual brick, (perhaps without even being aware of it herself)
she was slowly but surely dismantling the substructure of the
antitrinitarian view, and building a trinitarian view. In another clear
break with the prevailing semi-Arian consensus, she declared in 1878 that
Christ was the “eternal Son.”[ Ellen G. White, “An Appeal to the
Ministers,” Review and Herald, August 8, 1878, par. 4; Ellen G. White to E.
J. Waggoner and A. T. Jones, Feb. 18, 1887 (Letter 37, 1887), in Manuscript
Releases,15:25, par. 3 (also in idem, 1888 Materials, 28.3); idem, “‘Search
the Scriptures.’ John 5:39,” in Youth’s Instructor, August 31, 1887, par.
1; idem, “The Truth Revealed in Jesus,” Review and Herald, Feb. 8, 1898,
par. 2.
Ellen White did not understand his eternal Sonship to imply derivation from
the Father. Sonship in His preexistence denoted that He was of the same
nature as the Father, in unity and close relationship with the Father, but
it did not imply that Christ had a beginning. For in taking human flesh
Christ became the Son of God “in a new sense.” From the perspective of His
humanity, He for the first time had a “beginning,” and also, as a human, He
began a new relationship of dependence on the Father.
In His incarnation He gained in a new sense the title of the Son of God.
Said the angel to Mary, ‘The power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:
therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called
the Son of God.’ While the Son of a human being, He became the Son of God
in a new sense. Thus He stood in our world—the Son of God, yet allied by
birth to the human race. . . .
From all eternity Christ was united with the Father, and when He took upon
Himself human nature, He was still one with God [emphasis supplied]. E. G.
White, “Christ Our Only Hope, Signs of the Times, Aug. 2, 1905, reprinted
in E. G. White, Selected Messages, 1:226-228.
The focus of the 1888 General Conference session on “Christ our
righteousness” and the consequent exaltation of the cross of Christ called
into serious question whether a subordinate, derived divinity could
adequately account for the saving power of Christ. E. J. Waggoner urged the
necessity of A set[ting] forth Christ’s rightful position of equality with
the Father, in order that His power to redeem may be the better
appreciated. “( E. G. White, Early Writings, 77, emphasis hers
While by 1890 Waggoner had not yet fully grasped Christ’s infinitely
eternal preexistence, he argued convincingly that Christ was not created,
that “He has ‘life in Himself’ [John 10:17]; He possesses immortality in
His own right.” Waggoner insisted on “the Divine unity of the Father and
the Son” and averred that Christ is “by nature of the very substance of
God, and having life in Himself, He is properly called Jehovah, the
self-existent One (Jer 23:56), “who is on an equality with God” (Phil 2:6,
ARV), “having all the attributes of God.”( The title was an explicit
assertion of her claim to have received the gift of prophecy.)
Waggoner was not yet fully trinitarian, but he saw clearly that a more
exalted conception of Christ’s work of redemption demanded a higher
conception of his being as Deity. “The fact that Christ is a part of the
Godhead, possessing all the attributes of Divinity, being the equal of the
Father in all respects, as Creator and Lawgiver, is the only force there is
in the atonement. . . . Christ died ‘that He might bring us to God’ (1
Peter 3:18); but if He lacked one iota of being equal to God, He could not
bring us to Him.”( Ellen G. White, Spiritual Gifts, vols. 1, 3 (Battle
Creek, MI: Steam Press of the Review and Herald Office, 1858; Steam Press
of the SDA Publishing Association, 1864), 1:17-18, 22-28; 3:33-34.)
The force of this logic leads inevitably to the recognition of Christ’s
full equality in preexistence as well.

The Holy Spirit is a Person –Bible quotes
The Holy Spirit is included in the Trinity, which is made up of 3 distinct
persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The following verses
give a beautiful picture of the Trinity in the Bible:
Matthew 3:16-17
As soon as Jesus (the Son) was baptized, he went up out of the water. At
that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God (the Holy
Spirit) descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven
(the Father) said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well
Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name
of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
John 14:16-17
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be
with you forever– the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him,
because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives
with you and will be in you.
2 Corinthians 13:14
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Acts 2:32-33
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.
Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the
promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
The Holy Spirit has the Characteristics of Personality:

The Holy Spirit has a Mind:
Romans 8:27
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the
Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

The Holy Spirit has a Will:
1 Corinthians 12:11
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each
one individually just as He wills.

The Holy Spirit has Emotions:
The Holy Spirit grieves:
Ephesians 4:30
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the
day of redemption.
Isaiah 63:10
Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became
their enemy and he himself fought against them.
The Holy Spirit gives joy:
Luke 10: 21
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise
you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things
from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes,
Father, for this was your good pleasure.”
1 Thessalonians 1:6
You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering,
you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
He Teaches:
John 14:26
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to

He Testifies of Christ:
John 15:26
When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the
Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.

He Convicts:
John 16:8
When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt [Or will expose the guilt
of the world] in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:

He Leads:
Romans 8:14
Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

He Reveals Truth:
John 16:13
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.
He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will
tell you what is yet to come.

He Strengthens and Encourages:
Acts 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of
peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in
numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.

He Comforts:
John 14:16
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that
he may abide with you for ever;

He Helps Us in our Weakness:
Romans 8:26
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what
we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans
that words cannot express.

He Intercedes:
Romans 8:26
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what
we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans
that words cannot express.

He Searches the Deep Things of God:
1 Corinthians 2:11
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among
men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the
same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

He Sanctifies:
Romans 15:16
To be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of
proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an
offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

He Bears Witness or Testifies:
Romans 8:16
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children
of God:
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

He Forbids:
Acts 16:6-7
Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and
Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the
province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to
enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.

He Can be Lied to:
Acts 5:3
Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart
that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of
the money you received for the land?

He Can be Resisted:
Acts 7:51
“You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just
like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!”

He Can be Blasphemed:
Matthew 12:31-32
And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the
blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word
against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the
Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

He Can be Quenched:
1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quench not the Spirit.
The Deity of Jesus Christ
(God, the Son)
I. Jesus pre-existed His physical birth
A. Jesus actually created the universe in Gen 1:1 (John 1:3, Heb 1:2,8-12;
Col 1:16-17)
B. Jesus existed before Abraham who died 2000 BC: John 8:56-58
C. Jesus existed before John the baptist who was six months older than
Jesus: John 1:15 + Lk 1:24-26
D. Prophecies before his incarnation into Mary’s womb:
o He will be called “God with us”: Isa 7:14
o He will be called, “Mighty God, Eternal Father”: Isa 9:6
II. Jesus is Divine in name and is called “GOD” directly: John 1:1-3
A. Passages where Jesus is unquestionably called God
• Heb 1:8 Father addresses son as God
• Jn 1:1 The word was God
• Phil 2:6-8 Jesus existed in the form of God
• Jn 20:28 ‘My Lord and My God
• Isa 7:14 “A Child Will Be Born And His Name Is Called”: “Emanuel: God
with us”
• Isa 9:6 “A Child Will Be Born And His Name Is Called”: “Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace”
B. Passages that speak of Christ’s deity but because of the wording in the
Greek, it can be argued that the Father is being addressed as God, not
• Titus 2:13-14 “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the
glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus; who gave Himself for us,
that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a
people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”
• 1 Timothy 1:16,17 “And yet for this reason I found mercy, in order that
in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience,
as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life. Now to
the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory
forever and ever. Amen.”
• 1 Timothy 6:14-16 “that you keep the commandment without stain or
reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring
about at the proper time-He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King
of kings and Lord of lords; who alone possesses immortality and dwells in
unapproachable light; whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and
eternal dominion! Amen.”
• 2 Peter 1:1 “Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to
those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the
righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Grace and peace be
multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord”

III. Jesus is called Jehovah:
A. When you read the Old Testament passage it is certainly talking about
Jehovah. But the Holy Spirit through inspiration, quoted these passages in
the New Testament and APPLIED THEM TO JESUS! This proves that Jesus is
Jehovah God along with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
JEHOVAH Applied to Jesus
Old Testament New Testament
Creator Of All Ps 102:24-27 Heb 1:8,10-12
Prepare Way For lsa 40:3; Mal 3:1 Mt 3:3; Jn 1:23,30
Jehovah Pierced Zech 12:10 Jn 19:37
Call On Jehovah Joel 2:32 Acts 2:21,36; 4:10-12
B. Jehovah is described in the Old Testament in a number of unique titles.
These titles are applied to Jesus Christ in the New Testament, proving He
is Jehovah God along with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Jehovah is Jesus Christ is
Old Testament New Testament
The great “I Am” Ex 3:13-14 Jn 8:57-59
Lord of Lords Deut 10:17 Rev 17:14
Lord of Glory Ps 24:10; 29:3 1 Cor 2:8
First and the Last Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12 Rev 1:17; 2:8; 22:13
C. Jehovah is spoken of in the Old Testament as possessing distinct and
unique attributes. (Look for the word “ONLY” Example: If “only” Jehovah was
the creator, then the angels had no part in it.) Yet we find that these
qualities are directly and plainly attributed to Jesus Christ proving He is
Jehovah God, along with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Only Jehovah Jesus Christ is also
Old Testament New Testament
Only Creator Of All Isa 44:24 Jn 1:1-3; Col 1:16,17
The Only Rock Deut 32:4,12; Isa 44:8 1 Cor 10:4
Alone Knows Hearts 1 Ki 8:22-23,39 Mk 2:5-8; Jn 2:24-25
Not Give Glory Away Isa 42:8 Jn 17:5; 1:14
Only Saviour lea 43:11; 45:21 Mk 2:7; Tit 2:13
IV. Jesus Is Divine In Substance
A. Col 2:9: the fullness of deity
B. Hob 1:3: exact representation of His nature
C. Jn 14:8-10 He who sees Me sees the Father.
V. Theme of the book of John: Jesus Taught He Is Divine
A. Overview of John:
• We begin in John 1:1 with a plain statement of fact that Jesus is God.
The gospel of John traces the process of Jesus teaching this fact of His
divinity to mankind in various settings. Finally the book closes with
another plain statement of the fact of Jesus’ divinity, except this time it
comes from the mouth of “doubting Thomas”.
B. Basic outline of John:
• More than a just a prophet: Jn 6
• V 29 A prophet Believe in Him whom God has sent
• V 30-34 A prophet equal to Moses: What sign? Manna from heaven
• V 41,42 greater than Moses: “I have come down out of heaven’
• Jn 5:17,18 I and Father are working: equality
• Jn 8:53-59 “Tell them “I AM” sent you.” (see Ex 3:14)
• Jn 10:30-33 I and Father are one: equality
• Climax of book: Jn 20:27,28: “my Lord and my God’
• Conclusion of book: Jn 20:31 “these have been written that you may
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you
may have life in His name”
VI. Jesus is one of three members of the Godhead!
God The Father, Son & Holy Spirit (Eccl 4:12)
Bible Verse Father Son Holy Spirit
Baptism in name of (Mt 28:18) “Father” “Son” “Holy Spirit ”
Creation of universe Acts 17:24 Jn 1:1-3 Gen 1:2
Baptism of Jesus (Mt 3:16-17) Spoke from heaven In water Like dove in air
Another comforter (Jn 14:16) “Ask Father to” “I” (Jesus) “Send another”
Paul’s request (Rom 15:30) “Prayers to God” “Jesus” “Love of H.S. ”
Paul’s farewell (2 Cor 13:14) “Love of God” “Grace of Jesus” “Fellowship of
Unity passage (Eph 4:4-6) “One Father” “One Lord” “One Spirit ”
1 Cor 12:4-6 the same God the same Lord the same Spirit
1 Pet 1:2 Foreknowledge of God the Father sanctifying work of the Spirit
obey Jesus Christ
Isa 48:16 Lord God has sent Me and His Spirit
Unity passage (Eph 4:4-6) “One Father” “One Lord” “One Spirit ”
Three divine beings: “Let Us” Genesis 1:26; 3:22; 11:7; Isa 6:8
A. Angels should not be worshipped, only God: Rev 19:10; 22:8-9
B. Men should not be worshipped, only God: Acts 10:26
C. Jesus accepts worship from Angels:: Heb 1:6
D. All creation worships both Father and Lamb: Rev 5:11-14
E. Men worshipped Jesus and He did not refuse:
a. From the wise men – Mt 2:11
b. From the leper – Mt 8:2
c. From the ruler – Mt 9:18
d. From His disciples in the boat – Mt 14:33
e. From the Canaanite woman – Mt 15:25
f. From the man born blind – Jn 9:38
g. From the women and other disciples following His resurrection – Mt
h. From the disciples following His ascension – Lk 24:52
VIII. Attempts to deny the deity of Christ: 2 Pe 3:16
The chart below is typical of how some religious groups attempt to deny the
full deity of Christ. Notice that every passage they use to deny the deity
of Christ makes reference to the period of time when Jesus existed as a
man. When Jesus was on earth He said, “the Father is greater than I”. He
said this because at THAT TIME the source of Jesus’ power was the Father.
Phil 2:6 says that Jesus took off the robes of equality with God during his
earth life.
God Jesus Christ
Cannot Be Tempted Jas 1:13 Tempted 40 Days Lk 4:2
Alone Hath Immortality 1 Ti 6:13-15 Lived And Was Dead (Passage Refers To
Christ Not Father)
No Man Seen 1 Ti 6:16; 1:16-17 John Saw And Bear Record: Jn 1:34 (Passage
Refers To Christ Not Father)
God Is Spirit Jn 4:24 Made Of Woman, Flesh & Bones Gal 4:4; Heb 2:14
God Of Knowledge I Sam 2:3; Jer 23:24 Learned Obedience/Increased In Wisdom
Heb 5:8; Lk 2:52
God In Heaven Mt 11:25; 6:9 Mediator Between God & Man 1 Ti 2:5-6
Father Of Jesus 2 Cor 1:3 Son Of God Jn 20:30
I Change Not Mal 3:6 Never To Die Again (A Change)Rom 6:9
None Good But God Mk 10:18 Word’s Christ Spoke
Father Greater Than 1 Jn 14:28 Word’s Christ Spoke
Philippians 2:6-7 “although He (Jesus) existed in the form of God, did not
regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but
emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the
likeness of men. And being found in appearance
as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.”
Phil 2:5-8 answers the whole chart. Notice that Jesus did exist in the
“form of God” prior to His incarnation. “He did not regard equality with
God a thing to grasped, so He lot go of being equal with God, “He emptied
Himself” during His physical life upon the earth. Jesus was still divine
even though a man, “In His all the fullness of deity dwells in bodily form”
Col 2:9. Jesus prayed, “Father, glorify He with the glory I had with Thee
before the world was” Jn 17:5. Jesus has been transformed back into the
“form of God”.
IX. Is Jesus not Divine because he must submit to the Father?
A. Phil 2:6-8 Jesus let go of equality, but retained his divinity
B. I Cor 15:28 After resurrection Son will be subjected to Father
1. Perhaps Christ forever gave up equality in rank with God in order to
save mankind. If no, Jesus is no less divine.- THIS IS WHAT SOP SAYS:
God gave His only-begotten Son to become one of the human family, forever
to retain His human nature. This is the pledge that God will fulfill His
word. “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon his shoulder.” Isa. 9:6. God has adopted human nature in the
person of His Son, and has carried the same into the highest heaven. . . .
Heaven is enshrined in humanity, and humanity is enfolded in the bosom of
Infinite Love. Christ bowed down in unparalleled humility, that in His
exaltation to the throne of God, He might also exalt those who believe in
Him, to a seat with Him upon His throne. Our Father Cares, p. 65.
2. Perhaps the Son being subject to the Father at the resurrection is a
restoration of how they related to one another before creation. Again, it
doesn’t make Jesus any leas divine.
Are they equal???
Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor
free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ
FACT False attitude reaction
Wife must submit to Husband Eph 5:22 Male superiority, women are not equal
because they submit women’s liberation
Employees must submit to boss: Eph 6:5-6 Boss is superior. Employees not
equal because they submit labor movement and unions
Jesus must submit to Father: 1 Cor 11:1-3; 15:27-28 Father is superior.
Jesus not equal because He submits deny deity of Christ
Truth: One’s nature and equality is not dependent upon whether they submit.
Jesus taught the greatest will be the servant!
X. Jesus divinity questioned and affirmed 6 times:
Deity Questioned Deity Affirmed
Satan “If you are Son” (Mt 4:3) God “This is My Son” (Mt 3:17)
Jew’s “If you are Christ” (Jn 10:24) Jesus “I Am” (Jn 10:36)
Soldiers “If you are King” (Lk 23:37) Pilate “This is the King” (Lk 23:38)
Some at cross “If you are Son” (Mt 27:40) Centurion “Truely He was Son” (Mt
Thief #1 “If you are Christ” (Lk 23:39) Thief #2 “He has done no wrong” (Lk
Thomas “I will not believe unless” (Jn 20:27) Thomas “My Lord and my God”
(Jn 20:28)

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