The Characteristics Of Christianity: Jesus Is The Glory Of God

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In order to prove that Jesus displays God’s characteristics of eternality, proof must be given that He was given God’s power. In order to prove God is real and amongst men, Jesus must use characteristics of God as his evidence; coincidentally, the Bible gives explicit words to do this. The Bible shows that God will not “yield [His] glory to another or [His] praise to idols” (Isaiah 42:8, New International Version). Yet, throughout the New Testament, there are constant callings to praise Jesus. There is only one explanation for this, that “Jesus was the glory of God” (Macarthur, 2003). To add to this, God says in Isaiah that there is no other God or Savior, so everyone must only look toward Him for his salvation. Then before Jesus is even born, an angel will say that He will “save his people from their …show more content…
God is the only Savior. Therefore Jesus is God.” (Macarthur, 2003). Before even going into what Jesus did during his lifetime, the Bible will continuously state that he is God. Jesus will only reinforce this point later in the New Testament, by revealing characteristics of God and his eternal nature through the various miracles that He has done throughout his life. But amongst the miracles that Jesus had performed, Jesus’s resurrection is the most famous and influential to his nature of God. In particular, this event displays God’s power over everything and that he comes first in all things. To the argument of the eternal existence of God, Jesus showed himself as first and last in everything, especially as he claims himself, “I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever” (Revelations 1:17, New International Version). The eternal nature of God is found from Jesus through this act as He shows that even death cannot restrain him. Additionally, the demonstration of Jesus’s dominion over death through the resurrection shows God’s power over

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