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same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil ; 15 And deliver them, who, through fear of death, were all their life-time subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted. - 4: 15 We have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities: but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
1 Jn. 4: 3 Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God.
70. Christ's dependence for preservation, knowledge, etc.
Is. 42: 6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thy hand, and will keep thee.
Mk. 13: 32 Of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. [Mat. 24: 36.]
Jn. 5: 19 Then answered Jesus, and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. 30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seck not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. - 6: 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even hu shall live by me. -8: 28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. 14: 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak into you, I speak not of myself: but the Father, that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. — 20: 17 I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.
2 Cor. 13: 4 For though he was crucified through weak ness, yet he liveth by the power of God. [See his Prayerfulness, 64.]
His Sonship - his official subjection.
71. Chris called the Son of God in reference to his incuruation.
Ps. 2: 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Lk. 1: 35 The angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest sball orershadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God.
Jn. 1: 14 The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Rom. 1: 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
Gal. 4: 4 When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
Heb. 1: 5 Unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him..
72. Christ's official subjection to his Father.
Jn. 6: 38 I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. — - 7: 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, his that sent me.8: 29 And he that sent me is with me. -10: 36 Say ye of him whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 12: 49 I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.— 14:28 I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.–17: 3 This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. 8 I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
Rom. 1: 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And ileclared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. 1 Cor. 3: 23 Ye are Christ's: and Christ is Goils.—11: 3
His preeminence – names, titles, offices, etc.
The head of Christ is God. - 15: 27 Ile hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted which did put all things under lim. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 73. Prcëminence of “ the man Christ Jesus."
Ps. 89: 27 I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth.
Jn. 1: 15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me, is preferred before me ; for he was before me. -3: 31 He that cometh from heaven is above all.
Col. 1: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church : who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Heb. 1: 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son ? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
Rev. 1: 5 The Prince of the kings of the earth.-3: 14 The beginning of the creation of God.
74. Christ's divine names, titles, and offices.
Advocate, 1 Jn. 2:1 — Almighty, Rev. 1: 18— Alpha and Omega, Rev. 22: 13 — Bishop of souls, 1 Pet. 2: 25 — Captain of salvation, Heb. 2: 10 —- Counsellor, Is. 9: 6 — Emmanuel, Mat. 1: 23 Eternal life, 1 Jn. 5: 20 – Father everlasting Is. 9: 6— God, and the true God, Ps. 45: 6, and Heb. 1: 8, and 1 Jn. 5: 20 — God over all, Rom. 9: 5 — God, only wise, Jude 25— Governor, Mat. 2: 6 — Head of all principality and power, Col. 2: 10 - Head over all things to the church, Eph. 1: 22 lleir of all things, Heb. 1: 2- Iligh Priest, Heb. 3: 1-Intercessor, Is. 59: 16, and Heb. 7: 25 — King, Mat. 21: 5 King of glory, Ps. 24: 7 — King of Israel, Jn. 1: 49 - King of kings, Rev. 17: 14, and 19: 13 Lamb of God, Jn. 1: 29 Lion of Juda, Rev. 5: 5 — Lord of lords, Rev. 17: 14, and 19: 13 — Lord of glory, 1 Cor. 2: 8 — Lord of hosts, Is. 44: 6 - Lord
His divine claims, attributes, and prerogatives.
of all, Ac. 10: 36 — Lord and Master, Jn. 13: 14 — Mediator, 1 Tim. 2: 5 Messenger of the covenant, Mal. 3:1 — Mighty God, Is. 9: 6 Most mighty, Ps. 45:3 — Passover, 1 Cor. 5: 7- Prince of life, Ac. 3:15 — Prince and Saviour, Ac. 5: 31 --Prince of peace, Is. 9: 6 — Prince of kings, Rev. 1:5— Pro. phet, Dt. 18: 13, and Ac. 3: 22— Redeemer, Is. 44: 6- Rock, 1 Cor. 10: 4— Root of David, Rev. 5: 5 -- Ruler in Israel, Mic. 5: 2 Saviour, Lk. 2: 11, and Jude 25 — Shepherd, Jn. 10: 11, and 1 Pet. 2: 25 - Son of God, Jn. 1: 49 — Son of righteousness, Mal. 4: 2 — True God, 1 Jn. 5: 20 - Witness, Rev. 1: 5, and 3: 14— Wonderful, Is. 9: 6— Word, Jn. 1:1– Word of God, Rev. 19: 13.
75. Christ's claim to equality and unity with God.
Jn. 5: 17 My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. 18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also, that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. * - 10: 30 I and my Father are one. 33 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 Gol. 36 Say ye of him whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him. — 14: 9 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, Shew us the Father? — 17: 5 O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. 10 All mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
Ph. 2: 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
76. Dirine attributes and prerogatives claimed and exercised by Christ und ascribed to him. 1 Autho ity supreme.
Mat. 20:1 When he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease.
"Christ calls God his Father more than fifty times, as recorded by the Evangelists.
His divine Attributes and Prerogatives.
Mk. 2: 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. 6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, 7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? 8 And immediately, when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? 9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk ? 10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) 11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed and go thy way into thy house.
Col. 1: 18 le is the head of the body, the church : who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead ; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell. — 2: 10 Ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.
Rev. 1: 18 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. 2. Authority to seek his own glory supremely. Col. 1: 16 All things were created by him and for him. [See 209, 346.] 3. Eternity.
Jn. 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. —8: 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Rev. 1: 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. 17 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. 4. Immutability.
Heb. 13: 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day and for ever. 6. Omnipotence.
Jn. 1: 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. -- 2: 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this tem