Jesus Divinity Essay

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Shaley FunesChristology9/17/14Paper #3Jesus's Humanity & DivinityThe humanity of Jesus is as equally important as the divinity of Jesus. Jesus was born as a human being while still being totally divine. The concept of the humanity of Jesus co-existing with God is difficult for the mind of human to understand. Nevertheless, Jesus' nature, fully man and fully God is a biblical fact. There are those who reject these biblical truths and declare that Jesus was a man, but not God. Docetism is the view that Jesus was God, but not human. Both viewpoints are unbiblical and false. In the gospel of Mark 11:11-26 it gives two examples of Jesus's humanity. This is the story of the cursed figs when Jesus comes from Bethany with his disciples hungry then he saw figs in a distance and as he went close to the tree he saw that is was only leaves and in the Gospel of Mark 11:14 and he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again."In the other half of the story is speaks of the people who were selling in the temple. This is another example of Jesus's humanity because in this he expresses anger. As it is told in the Gospel of Mark 11:15-16 "And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons; and he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple". It was necessary for Jesus to come in the flesh because believing that truth is a prerequisite for salvation. Knowing that Jesus has come in the flesh it is the mark of a spirit from God, while the Antichrist and all who follow him will deny it. Jesus has come in the flesh; He is able to sympathize with our human frailties; His human blood was shed for our sins; and He was fully God and fully Man. These are biblical truths that cannot be denied.In the Bible there are many direct scriptures speaking of Jesus's divinity but a more indirect approach may prove to be more powerful. Jesus repeatedly placed Himself in the place of Yahweh by assuming the Father's divine prerogatives. He was often doing and saying things that only God has a right to do and say. Jesus also referred to Himself in ways that hinted at His Father. Some of these instances provide us with the strongest proof of Jesus' divine...

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