Is Jesus Christ God?

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Is Jesus Christ God?
The debate, “Is Jesus Christ God?” between Dr. James White and Sheikh and Jalal Abualrub represents one of the numerous discussions that question the deity of Jesus Christ, particularly among the Muslims and Christians. Both debaters give differing perspectives to justify their claims (Dr. Oakley). Dr. James White employs numerous quotes from the Bible to prove that Jesus Christ truly is the Lord, God. On the other hand, Sheikh Jalal Abualrub also employs some Bible quotes, scholarly materials and the encyclopedia to dispute that Jesus Christ is God. Based on the two videos, I think Dr. James White won the debate. In this light, I will provide specific reasons to justify my claim.
Many reasons justify that Dr White won the debate, thereby underlining the fact that Jesus Christ, truly is God. In one part, Sheikh Abualrub is seen claiming that how could Jesus be God if he had a physical death. On this, Dr. White unambiguously explains Jesus’ death that, by humbling himself to be human, Jesus had to die a physical death (Dr. Oakley). Jesus did die physically but was spiritually alive, and his divinity is proven by the fact that he resurrected. Though Jesus had an entirely human body, he was 100 percent God. He had the power to restore life to his human body. Dr. White emphasizes his point that, after the resurrection of Jesus, Thomas (in John 20: 28) is seen referring to Jesus Christ as “My Lord and my God.” This proves that even the disciples deemed Jesus…
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