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"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one."
Dt 6:4
"Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy."
Ps 45:6-7
"I am the Lord; that is my name!
I will not give my glory to another
or my praise to idols."
Is 42:8
“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor will there be one after me.
I, even I, am the Lord,
and apart from me there is no savior."
Is 43:10-11
"This is what the Lord says—
Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty:
I am the first and I am the last;
apart from me there is no God."
Is 44:6
"Come near me and listen to this:
“From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;
at the time it happens, I am there.”
And now the Sovereign Lord has sent me,
with his Spirit."
Is 48:16
"In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence."
Dan 7:13
"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son."
Zec 12:10
"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."
Mt 12:31-32
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in a the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"
Mt 28:19
"Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother."
Mark 3:33-35
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning."
Jn 1:1-2
"No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known."
Jn 1:18
"I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!"
Jn 8:58
"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 a in you."
John 14:16-17
"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."
John 15:26
"And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began."
John 17:5
"that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."
John 17:21-23
"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? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God."
Acts 5:3-4
"Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood."
Acts 20:28
"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
2 Cor 3:17-18
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature a God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!"
Phil 2:5-8
"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together."
Col 1:15-17
"For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form"
Col 2:9
"but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."
Heb 1:2-3
"Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death."
Heb 2:14-15
"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation."
Rev 3:14
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."
Rev 22:13
Define "Angel of YHWH"
Possible theophany or Christophany.
Special angel that speaks and acts as God.
Gen 18, 32.
Apollinarius - Jesus' humanity was limited to body and emotions, not a human "higher soul"; thus, Jesus was divine only in his higher immaterial being.
God on the inside, man on the outside; deemed heretical.
Chalcedonian Definition
The definitive statement of Christology against both exaggerated separateness of natures (Nestorianism) and exaggerated commingling of natures (Eutychianism).
Edict of the 4th Ecumenical Council at Chalcedon (451), accepted by East and West.
Affirms the divine and human natures of Christ are united in his single person (hypostasis), thus in hypostatic union.
"Bearer of God", referring to Mary.
To empty.
The self-emptying of Christ. Jesus did not normally use his divine prerogatives in the incarnation.
Immaculate Conception
Mary was conceived without ANY real or original sin - made official by Pope Pius IX in 1854.
Some within the Catholic church exalt Mary to this position. Some would say she is the hypostatic union of the Holy Spirit and a woman, thus showing the feminine side of God.
Seven Keys to Christological Orthodoxy
1. Pre-Existence
2. Virgin Birth
3. Consciousness of Divine Sonship
4. Literal Miracles
5. Foreknowledge of Expiatory Death
6. Bodily Resurrection
7. Physical Return to Earth
Disputing Nestorius, he mixed the two natures of Christ - each absorbed the other. The human became divine and the divine human.
Presented two persons in the one body of Jesus. Separated the two natures and lost single self-consciousness of Jesus. Mary was "Christotokos", not "theotokos".
Hypostatic Union
The two natures in the single personal consciousness of Jesus.
Hebrew for Spirit, 389 times in OT (100 for Holy Spirit). Often characterized by power, vigorous action, overwhelming force.
Greek for "counselor", "comforter", "advocate" - shows that Holy Spirit is a person.
Why should the Holy Spirit be considered a person?
1. Intelligence - divine intelligence
2. Affection/Emotion - comforter, counselor
3. Volition - has a will that can be resisted
Why should the Holy Spirit be considered divine?
1. Divine attributes
2. Divine activities
3. Divine titles
4. Direct evidences of the Spirit's deity - Mt 28:19
The personal inner penetration of one member of the Godhead with another.
Fons divinitatis
Description for God the Father meaning He is the source for all things - preeminent, sovereign and benevolent.
Either one born first or one who possessed the supramecy, with the legal rights of the firstborn.
Chalcedon's view that the full humanity of Christ was sustained within the eternal person of the Son.
"not a person on its own": The human nature would not have existed without the incarnation of the divine nature, not the personality of a specific human being.
Christology of Schleiermacher
Jesus manifested complete dependency upon God the Father (Gefuhl). He had divine consciousness because of the presence of God in him, but Jesus did not have a divine nature.
Schleiermacher rejected Chalcedon and sought to broaden the concept of divine sonship to all mankind. Began the fall into 19th century Old Liberalism - the quest for the Jesus of History.
Christology of Harnack
Disciple of Ritschl.
The Gospel, as Jesus proclaimed it, has to do with the Father only and not with the Son.
Beginning of the end of 19th century Old Liberalism.
Christology of Barth
Moved away from the Jesus of history, proclaimed a "Christ of Faith". Jesus really is the word of God the Father.
"Tell me how it stands with your Christology and I shall tell you who you are."
Christology of Bultmann
Neo-orthodoxy, less optimistic than Barth, much more existential.
Denied Trinity, deity of Jesus. Known for "demythologization".
Christology of Pannenberg
Described as being in the "Historico-Sociological" camp, he finds the resurrection to be the event to focus on - this is how we derive knowledge of Jesus' deity. He vaguely affirms a 2-nature Chalcedonian view, but doesn't want to push beyond what history is able to reveal.
Christology of "Third Quest"
The Jesus of history is the Christ of Faith - Jesus Seminar stuff of the 1990's.
Major Trinitarian texts in NT
Mt 28:19
Jn 14:16
Jn 15:26
1 Cor 12:4-6
2 Cor 13:14
Eph 4:4-6
Hebrew: ONE. 960 times in OT.
Can tend to reflect diversity-in-unity (ie, a single cluster of grapes): the ONENESS of God.
Hebrew: WORD of the Lord, 400 times in OT. Dynamic, unstoppable speech-act that brings things or events into existence (creation, flood).
Wisdom of God
Hebrew: hokmah. 318 times in OT.
Personified in Prov 8:22-31. Within a monotheistic faith, takes on functions and attributes of YHWH.
Emphasizing God's infinite holiness (IS 6:3)
Qualities of the Trinitarian relationships in NT
1. The Son and the Spirit were with God.
2. They know and testify of One another.
3. Free personal choices in submission to each other.
4. The glory of Self-rendering love.
5. Inter-penetration yet distinction of Persons: perichoresis.
6. They come forth from the Father.
Major Christological texts - Deity
Jn 8:58
Jn 10:30
Mt 28:18-20
Major Christological texts - humanity
Heb 2:10
Luke 22:44
Marjor Christological texts - Spirit
Acts 1:8
PS 45:7