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Deity of Christ



In a 1983 Gallup poll Americans were asked "who do you think Jesus is." 70% of those interviewed said Jesus was not just another man. 42% stated Jesus was God among men. 27% felt Jesus was only human but divinely called. 9% states Jesus was divine because he embodied the best of humanity. Also, 81% of Americans consider themselves to be Christians. ── Gallup Poll.



John 2:11.

As the first ray of the morning sun is the harbinger of the sunshine of the day, so this first miracle was the forerunner of the many wondrous deeds that Christ was about to perform.

There are many rays in the sun of Christ’s glory:--

. The moral glory of His life proclaims the spotlessness of His holiness ( John 1:14).

. The majestic glory of His person speaks forth the excellence of His worth ( 2 Peter 1:17).

. The mysterious glory of His Deity tells out the wonder of His Godhead ( Psalm 24:7,10; Heb.1:3).

. The munificent glory of His grace reminds us of the greatness of His mercy (Eph.1:6).

. The many-sided glory of His truth declares the immutability of its infallibility (Psalm 108:4,5).

. The marvelous glory of His Gospel tells out the sufficiency of His atonement (2 Cor.4:6).

. The mighty glory of His miracles speaks of the strength of His power (Eph.3:16,19).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings



. God the Father affirmed it.

. Christ proclaimed it. “ Tell us whether Thou the Christ, the Son of God.” “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said” (Matt.26:63,64; Mark 14:61, 62).

. The angel asserted it to Mary. “ That holy thing, which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).

. John the Baptist announced it. “ And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God” (John 1:34).

. A legion of demons knew it. “ What have we to do with Thee, Jesus, Thou Son of God?” (Matt. 8:29).

. The disciples were sure of it. “ Of a truth Thou art the Son of God” (Matt.14:33).

. The Roman centurion avowed it. “ Truly this was the Son of God” (Matt.27:54).

. The blind man by his action owned it. “ He said, Lord, I believe” ( John 9:35-38).

. Unclean spirits acknowledged it. “ Thou are the Son of God” (Mark 3:11).

. The Eunuch believed it. “ I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God” (Acts 8:37).

. Paul preached it . “ He preached Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God” (Acts 9:20).

. Peter confessed it. “ Simon Peter answered and said, Thou are the Christ, the Son of the living God” ( Matt.16:16).

XIII. The Evangelists declared it. “ The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” ( Mark 1:1).

XIV. Nathaniel professed it. “ Nathaniel answered and said unto Him, Rabbi, Thou are the Son of God” (John 1:49).

XV. The apostle wrote of it. “ These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God” ( John 20:31).

XVI. The Holy Spirit confirmed it. “ Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness” ( Rom.1:4).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings



. The glory of His Holiness is seen in His life (Heb.7:26).

. The glory of His grace is seen in His dealings with sinners (Luke 7:47).

. The glory of His love is seen in His Cross (Gal.2:20).

. The glory of His compassion is seen in His weeping over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41).

. The glory of His power is seen in His miracles. Think of what He did. He raised the dead (Matt.9:25; Luke 7:11-17; John 11:44); He bheled the sick (Matt.4:24); He opened the eyes of the blind (Matt.9:27-30); He unstopped deaf ears (Mark 7:32); He unloosed stammering tongues (Matt.9:33); He fed five thousand and more from five barley loaves and two small fishes (John 6:9,10); He stilled the tempest (Mark 4:39); He cast out demons (Mark 5:1-20); He cleansed the lepers (Matt.8:2-4); He straightened the crooked (Luke 13:11-13); He turned water into wine (John 2:7-10); and He rose from the dead (11. Cor.5:15).

── F.E. MarshFive Hundred Bible Readings