The Coming Of Jesus: How Did Jesus Claim To God?

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Now that we know the Bible is Reliable, we know that it is a good source of information about Christ the founder of Christianity. This leads us to new questions. Did Christ claim to be God? If He did, then we must investigate this claim. The promised one would be appointed by God to a special position. It is not till later on that we discover more about the Messiah’s important place in the fulfillment of God’s promise. In Matthew 16:16 Peter said to Jesus, “You are Christ.” How would the disciples be sure if Jesus was really the promised Messiah? The prophets of God who lived before Jesus foretold many details about the Messiah. These details are what helped the disciples to identify Him. In John 14:9-10 Jesus said, “How can you say, ‘Show us the Father?’ Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is …show more content…

There is no way that the gospel writers made up any of these details about Jesus being the Messiah. Since the gospels were written so close to the time of the actual events, if something wasn’t true someone would have figured it out. Jesus also couldn’t of intentionally fulfilled each of these prophecies to make Himself appear as the Messiah. Maybe some of the prophecies, like Jesus riding into jerusalem on a donkey, but others it would be impossible. Jesus wouldn’t be able to arrange his ancestry or place of birth and so on. Also one wouldn’t die for something that is not true.
Christ is telling the truth therefore He is God. “...Christ Jesus…..being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be Equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and has made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians

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