Tuesday, September 29, 2009

CUT TO THE CHASE! - Deity of Jesus Christ

This is a new segment that will hopefully help you to "cut to the chase" in conversations with people on the street.

One of the questions you can ask to cut to the chase... "Do you believe that Jesus is God?"

If people can't answer a definitive YES to that question, you are not dealing with a Christian.

Here is a verse I've used to point that out to people, "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am [He], you will die in your sins." John 8:24

John MacArthur writes - "He is not part of the original statement. Jesus' words were not constructed normally but were influenced by OT Hebrew usage. It is an absolute meaning "I AM" and has immense theological significance. The reference may be to both Ex. 3:14 where the Lord declared His name as "I AM" and to Is. 40-55 where the phrase "I am" occurs repeatedly. In this Jesus referred to Himself as the God (Yahweh- THE LORD) of the OT, and directly claimed full deity for Himself.

No matter how "intelligent" or persuasive peoples arguments may seem, if the person you are speaking to does not believe in the deity of Jesus Christ they are "dead in their sins" and need to hear the gospel!

1 comment:

  1. That's good stuff, and this segment is a great idea. Please keep these coming.