The Divine Attributes of Christ

.... Okay, let’s take a look now at the Divine attributes of God. There are certain attributes that are unique to God, that go into the very definition of what makes Him God. Let’s discuss some of them for a moment:

.... First of all, God is omniscient, which means He knows all things – in fact God foreknows all things. He is omnipotent: He is all-powerful, He can do all things; He is omnipresent, meaning that He is everywhere at once; and He is self existent, which means that He has always existed, He was never "created."

.... God is immutable, He is an unchanging being – God is perfect, why change? These are the characteristics and qualities that set God apart from any other being, and the divine qualities that define Him as God. So now our task is to show that these same purely Divine characteristics are equally ascribed to Jesus Christ and to the Holy Spirit.

.... First of all Jesus is set forth as being immutable, or unchanging, in Hebrews 1:11-12 and also in Hebrews 13:8: "Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever."

.... Jesus is also set forth in Scripture as being Holy and sinless. That’s found in John 8:46 and Hebrews 7:26. In John 8:46 had said to the Pharisees: "Which of you convicts Me of sin?" They couldn’t pin a thing on Him – He was sinless, He was perfect, the essence of Divinity.

.... Jesus is set forth as being self-existent in passages such as John 2:19, 5:26, 8:58 and 10:17-18. Now a good passage to reference for this is John 8:58, where Jesus is saying, "Before Abraham was, I AM." If you’ll look back to Exodus 3:14, this is exactly what God the Father is saying of Himself: ‘I am’ is His name: "I am that I am," "hayah aher hayah". Now what He means is that He has always existed, He’s self-existent, and He will always continue to exist. He’s an eternal being. And that’s exactly what Jesus was saying of Himself in the passage we mentioned. If you’d like some further verses that teach that Jesus is eternal, look in Isaiah 48:16, Micah 5:2, John 1:1-2, John 17:5 and Hebrews 1:8-12.

.... Jesus is also set forth as being omniscient in passages like John 2:24-25; 16:30; 21:17; 1 Corinthians 1:24; and Colossians 2:3. In Christ is hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge; He is the wisdom of God and He is the power of God.

.... Furthermore Jesus Christ is set forth as being omnipresent. He is everywhere at once (Matthew 18:20 and 28:20). Jesus said "where two or three of you are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst." Well, what happens when two or three are gathered together in His name all over the world at once, which happens every Sunday morning? He’s omnipresent in order to uphold this. He said at His ascension "I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." No matter where there’s a Christian, there’s Christ. In fact, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our very hearts (Galatians 4:6). Christ in omnipresent.

.... Jesus is also omnipotent (Matthew 28:18, John 1:3 1 Corinthians 1:24; Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:16-17, 2:10 Revelation 1:8). Jesus says in Matthew 28:20 "All power is given to Me in heaven and on earth." And in Revelation 1:8, Jesus refers to Himself as "the Almighty".

.... Also, one last thing I’ll give in support for the divine attributes of Christ. Prayer and worship are offered to Jesus in Acts 7:59-60; Matthew 14:33, and 28:17 and many other places. Also, if you’ll remember Revelation Chapter 5, Jesus is worshiped in the presence of God – in the Father’s very presence in heaven itself, they are worshiping Jesus Christ.


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