Jesus Christ: As Defined In The Bible


Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, who took upon Himself human flesh through the miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary.  He who is true God became true man, uniting two natures in one person forever.  Christ lived a perfect, sinless life, died on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for our sins, rose bodily from the dead, and ascended into Heaven where He now serves as our High Priest, our only Mediator.
     
The Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven in the same glorified physical body in which He arose, was seated at His Father's right hand, assuring us of the perfection of His work of redemption, and that He now, as Head over all things to the Church, is engaged on behalf of the saved as their only Advocate.


Jesus Is Fully God:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
John 1:1-3

"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced (God talking), and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."
Zecheriah 12:10

"And Thomas answered [Jesus] and said unto him, My Lord and my God,"
John 20:28

"But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever."
Hebrews 1:8

"Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever."
Romans 9:5

"For in him [Jesus] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."
Colossians 2:9

"The great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ."
Titus 2:13

"And we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."
1 John 5:20

"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."
Micah 5:2

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."
1 Timothy 3:16

"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." (cf. Exodus 3:14), "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you."
John 8:58

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature 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."
Philippians 2:5-7

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6

"I and my Father are one.  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.  Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?  The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God."
John 10:30-33

"I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.  Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.  Blessed are all they that put their trust in him."
Psalm 2:7-12

"Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?  Who hath gathered the wind in his fists?  Who hath bound the waters in a garment?  Who hath established all the ends of the earth?  What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?"
Proverbs 30:4

"And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.  And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death...I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last."
Revelation 1:17-18, 22:13

"Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?  He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?  The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake."
John 14:9-11


Jesus Is The Creator Of All:

"In the beginning was the Word All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made."
John 1:1-3

"For by him [Jesus] were all thing created all things were created by him, and for him. And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
Colossians 1:16-17


Jesus' Mission Was To Die On Cross:

"From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples how that he must be killed, and be raised again the third day."
Matthew 16:21

"For even the Son of Man came to give his life a ransom for many."
Mark 10:45

"But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs."
John 19:33

"Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails I will not believe."
John 20:24

"Without the shedding of blood is no remission."
Hebrews 9:22

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord."
Romans 6:23

"And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
Revelation 13:8

"But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God."
1 Peter 1:19-21

"And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined."
Daniel 9:26, Written 6 Century B.C.

"Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."
Isaiah 53:4-6, Written 8 Century B.C.

"For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.  I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.  They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture."
Psalm 22:16-18, Written 10 Century B.C.


Jesus Was Resurrected In The Same Body:

"Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.  No man taketh it from me but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again."
John 10:17-18

"But they supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have."
Luke 24:37-39

"Then he said to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands, and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side."
John 20:27


Jesus Will Come Physically Again:

"This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
Acts 1:11

"Every eye shall see him."
Revelation 1:7


Jesus Was Born Of A Virgin:

"Mary was found with child of the Holy Ghost."
Matthew 1:18

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child God with us."
Matthew 1:23

Joseph physically "knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus."
Matthew 1:25

"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
Isaiah 7:14


Jesus Was Fully Human And Fully God:

"The young child with Mary his mother."
Matthew 2:11

"Behold, they mother and they brethren."
Matthew 12:47

"The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us."
John 1:14

"Made of a woman."
Galatians 4:4

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
1 Timothy 2:5


Jesus Is The Only Way To Heaven:
"I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh to the Father, but by me."
John 14:6

"Niether is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
Acts 4:12

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man, Christ Jesus."
1 Timothy 2:5

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber...Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.  All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
John 10:1,7-9

"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?  He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.  Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning.  If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father."
1 John 2:22-24

"Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God."
1 John 4:15

"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him...He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life."
1 John 5:1, 10-12

"That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him."
John 5:23


Jesus Said That These People And Events Are Histrorical, If You Say That They Are Not True, You Call Jesus a Liar:

Creation, Adam And Eve:

"And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?"
Matthew 19:4-5


The Flood Of Noah:

"But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Matthew 24:37-39


Jonah And The Great Fish (Whale Shark):

"For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here."
Matthew 12:40:41


Mana From Heaven:

"I am that bread of life.  Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.  This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die."
John 6:48-50


The Resurrection, Abraham, Isaac, And Jacob:

"But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?  God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
Matthew 22:31-32


That David Wrote Psalm 110 (C. S. Lewis Said David Didn't):

"While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ?  Whose son is he?  They say unto him, The son of David.  He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?  If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?"
Matthew 22:41-45


That Moses Wrote The Torah:

"Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?"
John 7:19


That Daniel (6 Century B.C.) Wrote The Book Of Daniel:

"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand."
Matthew 24:15


Jesus Is The Messiah



Prophecy                        Year Written           Year Fulfilled


Born in Bethlehem.                   8-century b.c.                   4 b.c.
                                         Micah 5:2                  Matt. 2:1-6

Born of a virgin.                      8-century b.c.                   4 b.c.
                                         Isaiah 7:14                 Luke 1:26-35

Child to be born.                     8-century b.c.                   4 b.c.
                                         Isaiah 9:6                   Luke 2:11

Kings shall bring him gifts.           10-century b.c.                 4 b.c.
                                        Psalm 72:10-11            Matt. 2:1-11

Rejected by his brothers.             10-century b.c.                30 a.d.
                                          Psalm 69:8                  John 7:3-5

King rides upon a donkey.            6-century b.c.                   30 a.d.
                                        Zech. 9:9                   Mark 11:1-10

Hands and feet pierced.             10-century b.c.                  30 a.d.
                                        Psalm 22:16,               John 20:25-29,
                                       Zech. 12:10                  Matt. 27:35

Soldiers cast lots for clothes.       10-century b.c.                  30 a.d.
                                        Psalm 22:18                 John 19:23-24,   
                                                                        Matt. 27:35

Messiah will suffer for our Sins.    8-century b.c.                   30 a.d.
                                   Isaiah 52:13-53:12            Matt. 27:26-35


Beaten and spat upon                 8-century b.c.                   30 a.d.
                                        Isaiah 50:6                  Matt. 26:67

Given gall and vinegar                8-century b.c.                    30 a.d.
                                       Isaiah 50:6                   Matt. 27:34

Sold for 30 pieces of silver          6-century b.c.                   30 a.d.                                                                                             Zech. 11:12-13                                                                                       Matt. 26:14-15    


Rise from the grave.                 10-century b.c.                  30 a.d                                                                Ps. 16:8-11                 Lk. 24:6-8                                                                   


Messiah appears 483 years to the day.  6-century b.c.               30 a.d.
                                            Daniel 9:25             John 12:12-13                 


Messiah will be killed.                     6-century b.c.              30 a.d.
                                             Daniel 9:26             Matt. 27:35


Shall come from Tribe of Judah.       15-century b.c               4 b.c.
                                            Gen. 49:10      Matt. 1:1-3, Heb. 7:14, Rev. 5:5


Called out of Egypt                        8-century b.c.              4 b.c.
                                             Hosea 11:1         Matt. 2:13-15,19-21


Rulers take council against him.          10-century b.c.             30 a.d.
                                             Psalm 2:1-2       Matt. 12:14, 26:3-4,47


Be rejected as capstone.                  10-century b.c.             30 a.d.
                                          Psalm 118:22-23          Matt. 21:42


Messiah will enter the Temple.            5-century b.c.              30 a.d.
                                             Malachi 3:1           Matt. 21:12-16


Be a Stumbling stone to the jews.       8-century b.c.                58 a.d.
                                            Isaiah 8:14            Romans 9:31-33


A new everlasting covenant.               7-century b.c.               30 a.d.
                                           Jer. 31:31-34      Lk. 22:15-20, Heb. 10:15-20


Be buried with the rich.                  8-century b.c.               30 a.d.
                                             Isaiah 53:9           Matt. 27:57-60


Betrayed by a friend.                     10-century b.c.             30 a.d.
                                            Psalm 41:9           Matt. 26:14-16, 23



Accused without opening His mouth.     8-century b.c.               30 a.d.
                                           Isaiah 53:7         Luke 23:9, Matt. 27:12


Numbered with the transgressors.        8-century b.c.              30 a.d.
                                           Isaiah 53:12             Matt. 27:38


Make intercession for transgressors.     8-century b.c.               30 a.d.
                                           Isaiah 53:12              Luke 23:34


Made an offering for sin.                 8-century b.c.              30 a.d.
                                          Isaiah 53:10-11      Acts 10:43, 13:38-39
                                                                      Romans 3:21-26
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
Romans 10:9
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 6:23
"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
1 John 5:13
Dr. J. Vernon McGee: The Deity of Christ.
Dr. John MacArthur:  Declaring and defending the diety of Christ.