The Deity of Christ: He Acted Like Deity #1

In the last two posts, we saw how Jesus showed His deity by the way in which He talked. One can prove the deity of Jesus by showing how He talked and how He acted. Let’s now see how He acted as though He were deity.

Jesus exercised power such as no ordinary human being possesses. He demonstrated that He held sway over the sea by rebuking the winds and the sea (Matthew 8:26). He commanded the unclean spirits and they obeyed Him (Mark 1:27). He fed 5,000 people with a meager amount of food (Matthew 14:15-21). He cleansed the lepers (Matthew 8:2-3). He raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:43-44). These miracles are “signs” of His deity, and of His right to forgive sins. They were illustrations of moral authority, not performed to show off or compel submission. The scribes admitted that only God can forgive sins (Mark 2:7). Jesus demonstrated His power to forgive sins by posing a question and then forcefully demonstrated His power to heal the man who was sick of the palsy (Mark 2:9-11).

The works of Jesus stand out as great monuments to His deity. They bear witness of Him. Jesus said, “But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me” (John 5:36). These signs are recorded so that we might “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name” (John 20:30-31).

Kyle Campbell

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