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					Christology: The Doctrine Of Christ
A Question to Consider…
    Could Jesus Sin
            or
Was He Incapable of Sin?
Christ’s Temptation
 Peccability or Impeccability
 Calvinist: COULD NOT SIN
 Arminians: COULD SIN, BUT DID NOT
Christ’s Temptation
 Peccability – Capable of Sin
 Hebrews 4:15
 Temptation implies Possibility
 If Not Possible, Can’t Sympathize
Christ’s Temptation
 Impeccability – Incapable of Sin
 Immutable – Hebrews 13:8
 Omnipotent – Matthew 28:18
 Omniscient – John 2:25
 Deity – James 1:13
Christology

The Study of Christ
Pre-existent and Eternal
 OT proofs: Micah 5:2
 NT proofs: John 1:1

Prophecies of Christ
 Lineage
 Birth
 Life, Death, Victory
Offices of Christ
 Prophet revealed God’s message to man
 Priest involved in intercessory work
 King had right to rule over Israel
Incarnation of Christ
 “In the flesh”
 Eternal Took on an Additional Nature
 True, Sinless Humanity in One Person
Christ’s Humanity
 Virgin Birth
 Flesh and Blood
 Mental, Physical, Spiritual, Social Growth
 Soul and Spirit
Christ’s Deity
 Denied by Liberal Theology
 God, not God-like – Attributes
 Omnipresent – Matthew 28
 Omniscient – John 4
 Omnipotent – Matthew 28
 Immutable – Hebrews 13
Hypostatic Union
 Two Natures – One Person
 Theanthropic Person
 God-Man
Kenosis – “Emptying”
 Philippians 2:7 – He “emptied” Himself
 “Emptied” of What?
 Emptying ≠ subtraction
 Human nature added
 Deity NOT surrendered
Death
 Vicarious - Substitutionary
 Anti = For…    Huper = In place of…
Death - Resurrection
 Vicarious - Substitutionary
 Anti = For…    Huper = In place of…
 Validity of Christian Faith – 1 Cor. 15:17
 Guarantee of God’s Acceptance – Heb. 5:7
Death - Resurrection - Ascension
 Vicarious - Substitutionary
 Anti = For…    Huper = In place of…
 Validity of Christian Faith – 1 Cor. 15:17
 Guarantee of God’s Acceptance – Heb. 5:7
 Ended Earthly Ministry
 Essential for Holy Spirit – John 16:7
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