Short Essay #2: Christology The Biblical basis for Jesus’ humanity was His birth by the Virgin Mary. The Virgin Mary became pregnant by the spiritual seed of God, which in essence was the very word of God. This is difficult for many people to comprehend because God works within the spiritual realm of humanity. There are two Biblical bases for the deity of Jesus. The first is the Annunciation of Him being brought into existence as the Son of God. The second basis was the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Annunciation and birth of Jesus was ordained by God. Jesus was prophesized in the Old Testament and the prophesy of His reality took place in the New Testament. The Angel of the Lord, Gabriel declared unto Mary that she would conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit. According to Luke 1:26-28: In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” The second basis for His deity is the resurrection of Christ. Jesus was crucified and died as a sacrifice for man’s sins and on the third day of His death Christ arose. This was part of God’s plan to save man from his sins. Jesus was God in the flesh and when He arose from the dead, He defied death. The Hypostatic Union is the teaching that the Word of God became flesh and we call Him Jesus. Jesus was there with God at the very beginning of time according to Genesis 1:1; in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Also John 1: 1-3, reads: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In order to accomplish His mission here on earth he had to ‘lower’ himself into becoming man though he was God. Jesus is both God and Man meaning he is co-substantial with God and shared a very intimate and loving relationship with man when he walked amongst us in the flesh and intercedes even today for us spiritually. Because God loves man, He needed to redeem man because of our sin nature. The law required that nearly everything be cleansed with blood and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. The blood of lambs and goats was not a sufficient for our redemption therefore Jesus became that perfect sacrifice. To deny the divinity of Christ one would have to welcome the heresy of Arianism. John the Baptist
church in the fourth century faced the concerns of the unity between God, the Father and His son. Arius claimed the Son is not eternal with the Father but only created by the father. He bases his argument on the term “begotten.” Arius felt that this term “begotten,” meaning created, identifies that the Son of God was created not eternal and therefore makes them separate in deity. Arius believed that the son had a beginning but only God is without beginning. The son is a creature not eternal.
Short Essay #2 Christology
As I was walking two men approached me, handing me some literature on why Jesus was a man and therefore could not also be God. They then asked me, what did I think of their claim? I replied, I am thankful for the birth of Jesus in man form but if Jesus is in fact just a man, we are all doomed to Hell, because his humanity and deity cannot be separated one does not exist without the other. You see it was the council of Chalcedon that decided because Jesus was born to Mary…
for a literal
When God says “Let us make human,” explain three possible interpretations to “Let us.”
Second Exam Review Guide
Class 10: Genesis II
Explain the significance of the concept of “image of God” in relation to ancient cultures. Who
was considered the image of God in the ancient world? What is the theological significance of
declaring that all of humanity is made in the “image of God”?
What is the significance of the “image of God” that was used by ancient rulers…
Review Guide for Unit 4 – Exam
Christology Mr. Cadd
1) The following statements are true concerning the Virgin Mary:
a) She had authentic free will to either accept or reject the words of the angel who expressed
God’s wish for her to become the mother of the Christ.
b) Mary is highly honored in the Catholic Tradition because of who her son is.
c) Mary is rightfully called “the Mother of God.”
d) We recognize her unique role in salvation history.
e) Mary is venerated by the Catholic Church…
the unity of Jesus Christs’ divinity and humanity works in conjunction with time and space. Neo-Arian Christologies, in an effort to make the concept more reasonable, tended to separate Christ’s humanity from His divinity. In this mindset and noted by O’Collins, Jesus, the man becomes, “…merely (a) human teacher of wisdom, and the perfect example of moral perfection” (221). It is understood however, that Jesus as the Son of God, shares in the divine traits that are recognized in God, His Father.…
Mary to announce that she had found favor with God and would became the mother of the Messiah.
2. Theotokos- God-bearer
3. Immaculate Conception- The dogma that Mary was conceived with out Original Sin and remained free from personal sin through out of their entire life
4. Foreshadow- to represent or prefigure a person before his or her life or an event before it occurs
5. Christological- having to do with the branch of Christology
6. Analogy of faith- the coherence of individual…
wanted to convey.
In the story about Jesus in Gethsemane, Mark paints a picture of an impatient, borderline irritated Jesus. In Mark 14:34, Jesus begins to be "distressed and agitated." He becomes upset when he sees his disciples sleeping, saying to them in Mark 14:41, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Enough!" Luke leaves this part out entirely and instead adds that the disciples were sleeping "because of grief" (Luke 22:45). The last thing Jesus says to the disciples in Luke is to "Get…
Difference/Similarities to the other Gospels:
Gospel of John
Holy Spirit connected with Baptism
God revealed to John Baptist that the Holy Spirit would send Holy Spirit
The Baptism of the Spirit can be offered only by Christ where the baptism itself (washing away of sins) and offered by men
HS is the identifier of both Jesus as Christ + further Spirit baptised believes.
The HS is that ‘other’ which identifies Jesus as the Messiah
Here are some websites that help you reference the Holy Spirit to Johns…
chosen by God (not laying on of hands)
o Not primacy of Rome
▪ ‘Presiding over love’ – flatters them to stop them preventing his martyrdom
o Minister of word and sacraments, and pastor of local congregation
▪ Polycarp: exhortation to salvation, constant prayer, firm against error, preaching on pertinent moral issues
o Authority resides in gospel (even more than OT Scriptures) and God
o Respect bishop – God the Father; deacons – Jesus; presbyters…
Short Essay on Christology
Two men approach me and claim that Jesus Christ was a man, but denied his deity. If I were to show them the truth, I would have to explain the biblical basis of Jesus' humanity, deity, explain how he can be both man and God, and explain what this all means to me. First though, biblical explanation of Jesus' humanity is essential.
The problem with society nowadays is that some look at the Bible and Jesus as a mythological story or period where his story is considered…