Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Evolutionism and the Damage Done


Another failure of evolutionism is the scientifically invalid belief that mutation is a grand designer. 90 years of mutation experimentation has demonstrated with 100% consistent results in over 1 million studies that mutations design nothing and cannot therefore be the base mechanism for the design of anatomical features or biological function. Mutation is a destroyer of genetic information and causes biological weakness, stillbirth, death after birth, disease, and deformity, none of which support evolution but instead contradict it. Evolutionists go so far as believing that mutation generates information, linguistics, and algorithms of DNA! This of course is impossible, since these are non-physical fundamental entities (not a property of or comprised of matter) and cannot be produced by material cause, but are in fact demonstrated to arise only from intelligence, which verifies empirically that all life is a a product of intelligence. Evolutionists refuse to accept this 90 yrs of consistent experimental data because they are stuck with holding fanatically to the false belief that mutation is our designer. But that view is anti-scientific since it denies 90 yrs and a million studies which show that mutation is a destroyer, not a designer. Natural Selection does not help the matter, since it cannot see individual mutations with consistency. Entire mutants are selected by NS, not individual mutations unless they cause gross harm. The accumulation of genetic damage is compound in fact, since we know know that genetic information is overlapping and nested - highly compressed - and any given mutation likely causes damage to more than one gene at the same time, in fact, possible several!

Evolutionists hold religiously to their pseudo-scientific idea that mutation is a grand designer and pretend the consistent result of 90 yrs of study have not proven otherwise because once they accept real science, their false worldview falls like a fake house of cards. Atheists should be kept away from science like a small child should be kept away from a box of matches. They have done more damage to scientific knowledge than should be allowed. For example, their false claim about most of the human genome being garble left over by evolution was disproved and the creationist prediction that the entire genome would be discovered to be critical information for the development and regulation of a human body was proven correct. But the harmful false assumption of the evolutionist held back genetic science for 40 years, causing geneticists to study only the protein coding genes - about 1-2% of the genome. Had evolutionists not enforced their pseudo-scientific paradigm upon genetics, we would know far more about DNA today and would likely have cured some diseases or found good treatment for them. It's too bad that you cannot tell the children who died because of it that you are sorry that your discredited worldview stood in the way of them having a happy life.

The highly compressed nature of genetic information:

 "For more than 30 years, we have understood that genes may be organized within genomic DNA in complex spatial arrangements. In particular, gene-coding sequences can overlap: a given segment of genomic DNA can encode more than one gene product, with the overlapping genes often oriented on opposite strands. In some cases, the overlapping genes are organized such that one gene is entirely contained within the chromosomal region occupied by another gene. In such instances, the internal gene is referred to as a “nested” gene." - An Overerview of Nested Genes in Eukaryotic Genomes by Anuj Kumar. Eukaryotic Cell September 2009 vol. 8 no. 9 1321-1329.

"According to a painstaking new analysis of 1% of the human genome, genes can be sprawling, with far-flung protein-coding and regulatory regions that overlap with other genes." - DNA Study Forces Rethink of What It Means to Be a Gene by Elizabeth Pennisi. Science 15 June 2007, Vol. 316 no. 5831 pp. 1556-1557

"Alternative pre-mRNA splicing is a central mechanism of gene regulation in eukaryotic cells. Genetic regulation at this level is especially common in the vertebrate nervous system, where many proteins important for neural development or function are made in multiple iso-fomrs through alternate partterns of splicing. Proteins that contribute to the excitability of neural tissue often show plicing regulation that is quite complex in both the number of different mRNAs produced and their region-specific Expression." - John Stamatoyannopoulos, Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code, Science Daily December 12, 2013

The cSlo sequence in the chicken genome codes for 576 variants which have function in helping to detect numerous sound frequencies. - Splicing in the Inner Ear: a Familiar Tune, but What Are the Instruments? Douglas L Black

"UW scientists were stunned to discover that genomes use the genetic code to write two separate languages. One describes how proteins are made, and the other instructs the cell on how genes are controlled. One language is written on top of the other, which is why the second language remained hidden for so long." - Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code, Stephanie Seiler, UW Health Sciences & UW Medicine

"Reduce the Probability of Beneficial Mutation There is growing evidence that much of the DNA in higher genomes is poly-functional, with the same nucleotide contributing to more than one type of code. Such poly-functional DNA should logically be multiply-constrained in terms of the probability of sequence improvement via random mutation. We describe a model of this relationship, which relates the degree of poly-functionality and the degree of constraint on mutational improvement. We show that: a) the probability of beneficial mutation is inversely related to the degree that a sequence is already optimized for a given code; b) the probability of beneficial mutation drastically diminishes as the number of overlapping codes increases. The growing evidence for a high degree of optimization in biological systems, and the growing evidence for multiple levels of poly-functionality within DNA, both suggest that mutations that are unambiguously beneficial must be especially rare." - Multiple Overlapping Genetic Codes Profoundly Reduce the Probability of Beneficial Mutation, George MontaƱez, Robert J. Marks, Jorge Fernandez, and John C. Sanford, Baylor University, Cornell University

Regarding the compound damage some mutations cause, Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos, University of Washington associate professor of genome sciences and of medicine has said,

“The fact that the genetic code can simultaneously write two kinds of information means that many DNA changes that appear to alter protein sequences may actually cause disease by disrupting gene control programs or even both mechanisms simultaneously,” said Stamatoyannopoulos." - Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code, Stephanie Seiler, UW Health Sciences & UW

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Genetic Algorithms


Claim: DNA is a product of nature and not designed.

Response: Genetic information posesses algorithmic operations which verify the Intelligent Design of DNA.


Websters Dictionary, Definition of algorithm: a procedure for solving a mathematical problem (as of finding the greatest common divisor) in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation; broadly : a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem or accomplishing some end especially by a computer

Algorithms verify empirically that DNA is a product of Intelligent Design because,
1.  Procedures are actions which are specified and ordered to accomplish a goal, such as solving a problem.
a.  Specifying and ordering actions to accomplish a goal requires forward-thinking. 1 
b.  Forward-thinking is a mental activity. 1 
c.  Problem-solving involves consideration and decision making.
d.  Consideration and decision making are mental activities. 2 
2.  Therefore, it is empirical that mental activity is the cause of algorithms. 1 
3.  The molecular machinery of the cell performs algorithmic procedures prescribed by genetic information. 2  3 
4.  Therefore, mental activity has designed the algorithms in genetic information. 4  5  6 
5.  Since genetic information and algorithms are supremely complex, the mind which designed genetic information is supremely intelligent.

Example: When transcribing information from DNA into RNA, the machinery of the cell uses an algorithmic process to replace the codes for base pairs:

"One strand of the DNA double helix is used as template (the lower strand from 3' to 5' in our example above) to synthesize RNA. RNA is complementary to the template strand. So, given a template strand, the algorithm consists in changing every occurrence of: A - U, T - A, C - G, and G - C." - Transcription and Translation Algorithms, American University of Armenia June 2016, Introduction to Bioinformatics


Scientists design algorithms to represent the activity of celular machinery.

In order to better understand the procedures by which some of the molecular machines of the cell retrieve and store the information in DNA, scientists design algorithms which represent their operation. This verifies that the machinery of the cell is performing algorithmic procedures. Secular scientists are very careful not to state that the algorithms they design for this purpose are replicas of actual algorithms which are programmed into the DNA because this would be an admission that life is designed by intelligence. Though they may acknowledge that what the cell's machinery is doing is algorithmic or can be described with algorithms, they will say that the algorithms they write are mere representations of chemical activity designed by evolution. This behavior could be likened to someone saying that the automobile which is parked in front of them is not actually an automobile, but rather it is simply a collection of parts which operate like an automobile. Treating what is obvious in this manner constitutes a tautologyforced upon them by their denial of Intelligent Design and their dogmatic adherence to the evolution paradigm. Evolutionists employ this kind of tautology in other ways as well, such as saying the information encoded in DNA is not actually information in a technical sence, but that they simply use the word "information" to describe it because it is convenient to do so.


The following is a algorithm designed by a computer programmer to mimick the transcription of DNA into RNA performed by celular machinery:

// Define our inputs and output variables.
dna_strand = "ACATAGGCCTAC";
rna_strand = "";

// Define a transcribe function thats takes a dna strand as its parameter.
transcribe = function(input_dna_strand) {
    // Setup a variable to store the result of our function's algorithm
  result = "";   // Map each character(nucleotide) of our DNA strand to the corresponding
  // RNA equivalent and append it to our growing RNA strand
  input_dna_strand.map(function(nucleotide) {
     if(nucleotide == 'A') {
     result = result + 'U';
    } else if(nucleotide == 'C') {
     result = result + 'G';
    } else if(nucleotide == 'T') {
     result = result + 'A';
    } else if(nucleotide == 'G') {
      result = result + 'C';
    }
  });

  // Return the result of our function's algorithm completing.
  return result;
};

// Store the result of calling our transcribe function
rna_strand = transcribe(dna_strand);

// Print our result. 3' - "UGUAUCCGGAUG" - 5'
console.log(rna_strand)


1.  "As Berlinski (2000) has argued, genetic algorithms need something akin to a "forward looking memory" in order to succeed. Yet such foresighted selection has no analogue in nature. In biology, where differential survival depends upon maintaining function, selection cannot occur before new functional sequences arise. Natural selection lacks foresight." - Stephen C. Meyer, Intelligent Design: The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, August 4, 2004m

2.  "No known hypothetical mechanism has even been suggested for the generation of nucleic acid algorithms." - Chance and necessity do not explain the origin of life, Cell Biology International, Volume 28, Issue 11, November 2004, p. 730, Jack T. Trevors and David L. Abel,

3.  "All known metabolism is cybernetic - that is, it is programmatically and algorithmically organized and controlled." - Chance and necessity do not explain the origin of life, Cell Biology International, Volume 28, Issue 11, November 2004, Pages 729-739, J.T. Trevorsa, D.L. Abel,

In fact, the algorithmic processes discovered in living systems are so excellent, that they are improving the algorithms written by computer programmers to be applied in modern technology, as stated in this paper:

4.  "Computer science and biology have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship for decades. Biologists rely on computational methods to analyze and integrate large data sets, while several computational methods were inspired by the high-level design principles of biological systems. Recently, these two directions have been converging. In this review, we argue that thinking computationally about biological processes may lead to more accurate models, which in turn can be used to improve the design of algorithms. We discuss the similar mechanisms and requirements shared by computational and biological processes and then present several recent studies that apply this joint analysis strategy to problems related to coordination, network analysis, and tracking and vision." - Algorithms in nature: the convergence of systems biology and computational thinking, Saket Navlakha, Ziv Bar-Joseph, Molecular Systems Biology (2011)

5.  "We present evidence supporting the idea that the DNA sequence in genes containing noncoding regions is correlated, and that the correlation is remarkably long range-indeed, base pairs thousands of base pairs distant are correlated. We do not find such a long-range correlation in the coding regions of the gene; we utilize this fact to build a Coding Sequence Finder algorithm, which uses statistical ideas to locate the coding regions of an unknown DNA sequence. We resolve the problem of the non-stationarity feature of the sequence of base pairs (that the relative concentration of purines and pyrimidines changes in different regions of the mosaic-like chain) by describing a new algorithm called Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (DFA)." - Statistical and linguistic features of noncoding DNA: A heterogeneous Complex system

6.  "We are applying the principles and methods of information theory and coding theory to incorporate phenomena observed on different levels of abstraction of the genomic error correction system. This method for rigorous treatment of DNA-repair enables describing its functionality quantitatively and algorithmically." - Error correction algorithms for DNA repair

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Linguistics Properties of Genetic Information


Claim: DNA is a product of natural chemistry.

Response: DNA posesses language properties, including symbolism, which do not exist in physics or chemistry. A mind is necessary to create language and symbolism.


Premises:

Genetic information posesses the following linguistics characteristics:
1.  DNA is a "book" of encoded/written information organized into chapters (chromosomes), phrases (sequences), words (codons) and letters (nucleotides) governed by punctuation.
2.  Written language is a code system comprised of arranged symbols which represent an entity seperate from themselves. 1 
3.  The symbolism of encoded/written language is an immaterial abstract construct of mind, and is not comprised of or a property of matter.
4.  Genetic information posesses the language properties of phonetics, punctuation, syntax, grammar, and semantics. 2 

Conclusions:

Because DNA is a system of encoded/written languge,
     1. physics and chemistry cannot have created the immaterial, abstract properties of linguistics in DNA, which require an intelligence. 3 
     2. an intelligence is necessarily the cause of the genetic information which defines living systems
     3. living systems have been designed by intelligence, and the concept of the evolution of living systems is falsified by the linguistics of DNA


1.  Websters Dictionary, Definition of Language:
1       a : the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a community  .  studied the French language
         b (1) : audible, articulate, meaningful sound as produced by the action of the vocal organs
            (2) : a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meanings   .  the language of mathematics
            (3) : the suggestion by objects, actions, or conditions of associated ideas or feelings
                        .  language in their very gesture —William Shakespeare
            (4) : the means by which animals communicate  .  the language of birds
            (5) : a formal system of signs and symbols (such as FORTRAN or a calculus in logic) including rules for the formation and transformation of admissible expressions
            (6) : MACHINE LANGUAGE 1
2       a : form or manner of verbal expression; specifically : style  .  the beauty of Shakespeare's language
          b : the vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or a department of knowledge  .  the language of diplomacy  .  medical language
          c : profanity
                        .  shouldn't of blamed the fellers if they'd cut loose with some language —Ring Lardner
            3 : the study of language especially as a school subject  .  earned a grade of B in language
            4 : specific words especially in a law or regulation  .  The police were diligent in enforcing the language of the law.


2.  "The genetic language is a collection of rules and regularities of genetic information coding for genetic texts. It is defined by alphabet, grammar, collection of punctuation marks and regulatory sites, semantics. There is a review of these general attributes of genetic language, including also the problems of synonymy and evolution. The main directions of theoretical investigations of genetic language and neighbouring questions are formulated: (1) cryptographic problems, (2) analysis of genetic texts, (3) theoretical-linguistic problems, (4) evolutionary linguistic questions. The problem of genetic language becomes one of the key ones of molecular genetics, molecular biology and gene engineering." - The genetic language: grammar, semantics link (1K)

3.  "Biologic systems and processes cannot be fully accounted for in terms of the principles and laws of physics and chemistry alone, but they require in addition the principles of semiotics— the science of symbols and signs, including linguistics." - Sungchul Ji’s, professor of Rutgers University, The Linguistics of DNA: Words, Sentences, Grammar, Phonetics, and Semantics link (1K)

4.  Linguistics Features of Noncoding DNA Sequences link (1K)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Genetic Code



Claim: The Genetic Code is not anactual code because it is not designed.
It's simply an association of molecular preserved by Natural Selection during Abiogenesis.

Response: Codes 8  require a coder. The genetic code demonstrates Intelligent Design.
Undirected chemistry does not produce codes.


Design properties of the genetic code:
1.  it specifies. Specification 9  is not a product of happenstance associations in the environment, such as natural chemistry.
     Specification is directed by minds.
2.  it is language which instructs as to which, what, when, where, if, then, start, stop, pause, more, less. 1 , 2 
     These describe mental processes.
3.  it specifies instructions 10 , which require consideration, forward-thinking, and decision making, which are mental processes.
     Mental processes are immaterial and take place in minds, not in physical chemistry. 7 
4.  it specifies complex physical arrangements which have mechanical function - machiney  1   3   5   6 
    a.  complexity is not produced by natural chemistry. Nature experiences chemical entropy instead.
    b.  machinery is designed because it is intentional and purposed.
        Intention and purpose are products of minds. Physical materials, such as natural chemistry, neither intend or purpose 7 .
5.  it specifies the design of organisms at both the micro and macro levels:
    a.  the machines of the cell and their intended function
    b.  the anatomical features of the organism and their intended function
6.  it specifies the unfathomably complex regulation of genes, like instruments in an orchaestra, duiring fetal development to produce the anatomy of an organism. This constitutes a level of complexity and design that is truly mind-bending, and is the highest complexity that exists. It is vastly superior to man's highest technology and requires supreme intelligence. To say that a mind of supreme intelligence and technological ability is not the cause of the genetic code and information it produces is to deny the obvious and defy reason and rationale.


Instructions coded in the DNA represent instructions which,
1.  specify cell specialization (which type of cell a cell is to be)
2.  specify the arrangement of cells during fetal development for the production of the body plan and anatomy
3.  direct the machinery of the cell about how to transcribe (read) genetic information (i.e. when or where to start, stop, pause, etc.)
4.  specify the assembly of RNA molecules
5.  specify the assembly of protein molecules


RNA molecules are composed of four nucleotides: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and uracil (U) and represent instructions which,
1.  regulate gene expression (i.e. which gene and/or when to transcribe)
2.  specify the type and order of amino acids to be translated into a protein
3.  specify a catalyst for chemical reations


Proteins are used by cells as,
1.  building blocks for the physical features of cells and organisms
2.  components of molecular machinery
3.  catalysts in chemical reactions


1.  The Genetic Code is a language system using three consecutive nucleotides, called triplets to form "words", called codons. Each codon represents one of the 20 different amino acid molecules which are used by the machinery of the cell as instructions.

2.  "DNA consists of a code language comprising four letters which make up what are known as codons, or words, each three letters long." - The digital code of DNA

3.  "Why do we call the large protein assemblies that underlie cell function protein machines? Precisely because, like the machines invented by humans to deal efficiently with the macroscopic world, these protein assemblies contain highly coordinated moving parts." - The Cell as a Collection of Protein Machines: Preparing the Next Generation of Molecular Biologists, Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California

4.  "We have also come to realize that protein assemblies can be enormously complex. Consider for example the spliceosome. Composed of 5 small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs) and more than 50 proteins, this machine is thought to catalyze an ordered sequence of more than 10 RNA rearrangements as it removes an intron from an RNA transcript. As cogently described in this issue of Cell by Staley and Guthrie 1998, these steps involve at least eight RNA-dependent ATPase proteins and one GTPase, each of which is presumed to drive an ordered conformational change in the spliceosome and/or in its bound RNA molecule. As the example of the spliceosome should make clear, the cartoons thus far used to depict protein machines (e.g.Figure 1) vastly underestimate the sophistication of many of these remarkable devices." - The Cell as a Collection of Protein Machines: Preparing the Next Generation of Molecular Biologists, Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California

5.  "The case I want to make for you is that proteins are machines. You have 20,000 types of machines in your body, and other living organisms have other kinds of protein machines. There's tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of different machines. And the first case I want to make for you is that these are real machines. That's not a metaphor. They use energy, they spin around, they pump, they act to cause force and motion." - - Ken Dill, Director, Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, Professor, Physics and Chemistry, Stony Brook University, The protein folding problem: a major conundrum of science: Ken Dill at TEDxSBU

6.  "I've just shown you a few examples of tens of thousands of protein machines, but the case I want to make for you is just to convince you they are real machines, just at the super microscopic level." - Ken Dill, Director, Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology Professor, Physics and Chemistry, Stony Brook University, The protein folding problem: a major conundrum of science: Ken Dill at TEDxSBU

7.  "The assertion that neuroscience demonstrates the material nature of the mind is an ideological assertion, a misuse of neuroscience to serve a tenuous materialist agenda. In Wolfgang Pauli’s deathless phrase, the materialist explanation of the mind ”isn’t even wrong.” It’s superstitious nonsense. Materialism can’t explain the mind, because the salient characteristics of mental states — intentionality, qualia, persistence of self-identity, restricted access, incorrigibility, and free will — do not admit material explanations. A coherent and meaningful understanding of the mind requires a repudiation of this materialist superstition. Strict materialism offers some insight into behavioral correlations — behavioral arousal is associated with activation of neurons in the brainstem reticular activation system — but materialism offers nothing to explain the subjective properties of mental experience, which constitute the mind as we actually experience it. A genuine understanding of the mind must be open to immaterial causation, because there is nothing in materialist science (or materialist philosophy) that can account for subjective experience." - The Mind and Materialist Superstition, Michael Egnor, award winning neurosurgon, November 26, 2008

8.  Websters Dictionary, Definition of Code:
1     :   a systematic statement of a body of law; especially : one given statutory force
2     :   a system of principles or rules  .  moral code
3     a : a system of signals or symbols for communication
       b : a system of symbols (such as letters or numbers) used to represent assigned and often secret meanings
4     :   GENETIC CODE
5     :   instructions for a computer (as within a piece of software)  .  writing code for a new app


9.  Websters Dictionary, Definition of specification:
1     :   the act or process of specifying
2     :   a detailed precise presentation of something or of a plan or proposal for something —usually used in plural
       b : a statement of legal particulars (as of charges or of contract terms); also : a single item of such statement
       c : a written description of an invention for which a patent is sought


10. Websters Dictionary, Definition of instruction:
1     a : PRECEPT  .  prevailing cultural instructions
       b : a direction calling for compliance : ORDER —usually used in plural  .  had instructions not to admit strangers
       c : instructions plural  :  an outline or manual of technical procedure  :  directions
       b : a code that tells a computer to perform a particular operation
2        : the action, practice, or profession of teaching

Friday, June 8, 2018



According to the Entire Bible, Jesus Christ is God




The following points are made clear by the Bible:



1. Jesus is the Creator

2. Jesus is the Son in the Godhead (Trinity)

3. Jesus has the glory of God

4. The Apostles said Jesus has the glory of God

5. Jesus had the glory of God before He made the world

6. Jesus said He will return with the glory of God

7. Jesus said He will sit upon the throne of God

8. The Apostles said Jesus is God in human form

9. Jesus said that He is God

10. The Old Testament says Jesus is God

11. The Argument from God's Holiness for the Divinity of Jesus



Christology 1 , 2 reveals the divinity of Christ, and that His divinity is central and critical to the theology of both the Old and New Testaments. Christ's divinity is the theme of the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Apart from the divinity of Jesus Christ, both the Old and New Testaments would not make sense, and would reduced from theology to mere philosophy. IMPORTANT NOTE: Firstborn does not mean "first created". The Greek word for "firstborn" is prototokos, while the word for "first created" is protoktisis.




The Bible Verifies the Divinity of Jesus Christ



1. Jesus is the Creator: Throughout the Old Testament it is stated that God created all things by His Word.


John 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.[3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.


Colossians 1[16] For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:[17] And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.


Hebrews 1[1] God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,[2] Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;[3] Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;


1 Corinthians 8[6] But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.


John 1[10] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not..


Ephesians 3[9] And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ;




2. Jesus is the Son in the Godhead (Trinity) -- the Light of the World:



2 Samuel 7[12] And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.[13] He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.[14] I will be his father, and he shall be my son.


God says He the offpsring of King David will be His Son who will procceed out of God and will rule the kingdom of heaven. These statements are mirrored in Psalms 45:6 and Hebrews 1:8 where the Father declares the Son will sit in the throne of God and rule the kingdom of heaven.


Genesis 1[1] In the beginning God (Father) created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light (Jesus Christ - Son): and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.


John 9[5] As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.


John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.[10] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.


John 3[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.


John 12:14that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.[45] And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.[46] I AM come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.


John 9[3] Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.[4] I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.[5] As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.


1 Timothy 6[15] Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;[16] Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.


Romans 1[20] For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead [theote¯s]; so that they are without excuse:


theote¯s: divinity (abstractly): - godhead




3. Jesus has the glory of God - God will not share his glory with another:



Isaiah 42[8] I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.


Isaiah 48[11] For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.




4. The Apostles said Jesus has the glory of God:



John 1[14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten), full of grace and truth.


2Peter 1[17] For he received from God the Father honour and glory


1 Timothy 3[16] And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [theotes] was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.


theote¯s: divinity (abstractly): - godhead


Hebrews 1[1] God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,[2] Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;[3] Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;


Revelation 1[5] And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten (prototokos)of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,[6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.[7] Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.[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.




5. Jesus said He had the glory of God before He made the world:



John 17[5] And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.




6. Jesus said He will return with the glory of God:



Matthew 25[31] When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:[32] And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:


Matthew 5[31] When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:


Matthew 16[27] For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.


Matthew 24[30] And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.


Mark 8[38] Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.


Mark 13[26] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.


Luke 9[26] For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.


Luke 21[27] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.


Revelation 1[5] And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,[6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.[7] Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.[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.




7. Jesus said He will sit upon the throne of God:



Matthew 5[31] When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:


Luke 1[32] He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:


Hebrews 1[8] But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.


Acts 2[30] Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;


Hebrews 4[14] Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.[15] For we have not an 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.[16] Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


Revelation 3[2]1 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.


Revealtion 4[8] And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.[9] And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,[10] The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,[11] Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.


Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.


Revelation 7[9] After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;[10] And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.[11] And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,[15] Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.[17] For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.


Revelation 12[5] And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.




8. The Apostles said Jesus is God in human form:



Phillipians 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:[7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:[8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.


John 3:13 / John 5:27 No (mortal) man has gone up to heaven, yet Jesus Christ (the Son of Man) is in heaven:


John3[13] And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.


The Son of Man has all power to execute judgement, because He is God:


John5[27] And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.[28] Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,[29] And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.


1 John 5[7] For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.


John 1[14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten), full of grace and truth.


John 20[27] Then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.[28] And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.[29] Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.


1 Timothy 3[16] And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [theote¯s] was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.


theote¯s: divinity (abstractly): - godhead


Collosians 2[8] Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.[9] For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead [theote¯s] bodily.


theote¯s: divinity (abstractly): - godhead


Revelation 22[1] And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.


To come in God's name is to have equal authority with God.



9. Jesus said that He is God:



John 1[28] And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.[29] My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.[30] I and my Father are one.[31] Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.[32] Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?[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 God.


John 8[23] And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I AM from above: ye are of this world; I AM not of this world.[24] I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM [he], ye shall die in your sins.[25] Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.[26] I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.[27] They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.


Exodus3[14] And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.


John12[44] Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.[45] And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.


Matthew 26[63] But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.[64] Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.[65] Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. [66] What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.


John 5[37] And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.[38] And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.[39] Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.[40] And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.[41] I receive not honour from men.[42] But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.[43] I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.


To come in God's name is to have equal authority with God, thus to be God


John 6[39] And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.[40] And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.[41] The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.[42] And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?[43] Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.[44] No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.


Christ will raise the dead because is is God and has power over life and death.




10. The Old Testament says Jesus is God



Zechariah 12[10] And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.


Firstborn does not mean "first created". The Greek word for firstborn is prototokos, while the word for "first created" is protoktisis.


In this passage, God states He is the one who is (was) pierced on the corss where others will look upon Him. He states also that He the Son, and the Firstborn (mirrored in the New Testament)


Isaiah 43[10] Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.


Isaiah 45[20] Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.


Proverbs 30[4] Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?


Psalms 45[1] My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.[2] Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.[3] Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.[4] And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.[5] Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.[6] Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.


The psalm is addressed to the king, but this king is the Son of God, whom in verse 6 it refers to as God. This is mirrored in Hebrews 1:8–9 Where God the Father says to God the Son, "[8] But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.[9] Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.


Psalms 110[1] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.


Matthew 22:[41]While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, [42]Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. [43]He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, [44]The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? [45]If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? [46]And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.


King David is the speaker and the “Lord” is the Messiah. In Matthew 22:41–46 Jesus stumped the Pharasees by asking how the Messiah could be both David’s son and yet David’s Lord. The answer is that the Messiah is not merely human, but divine. The Paharasees were unable to respond, since doing so would require them to acknowledge that the Messiah is not only the Son of God, but also God in human form.


712 B.C: Isaiah 48[13] Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.


712 B.C: Isaiah 7[14] Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.


Immanuel means "God with us".


712 B.C: Isaiah 9[6] For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father (awb), The Prince of Peace.


awb: A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application: - chief, (fore-) father ([-less]), X patrimony, principal. Compare names in “Abi-”.


712 B.C: Isaiah 8[8] And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.


Immanuel means "God with us".


712 B.C: Isaiah 7[14] Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.Immanuel.


Immanuel means "God with us".

Comentary on Psalms 110:1


Psalms 110:1

King David is the speaker and the “Lord” is the Messiah. "The LORD said unto my Lord" is translated from "Yehovah (hath) said/saith Adoni-" which literally means the LORD GOD saith unto Lord Ruler/King (God Almighty/Father said to God Ruler/King). This is a reference to LORD GOD speaking to the Lord Son of God, the ruler of King David. David had no earthly ruler. His Lord is the Messiah. It is a conversation between Father and Son in the Godhead -- both of whom are God. Since God is sovereign and will not share His glory with any other, no being is allowed to sit beside Him to rule. To do so would be to have equal authority with God.


In Matthew 22:41–46 Jesus stumped the Pharasees by asking how the Messiah could be both David’s son and yet David’s Lord. The answer is that the Messiah is not merely human, but divine. The Paharasees were unable to respond, since doing so would require them to acknowledge that the Messiah is not only the Son of God, but also God in human form: [41]While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, [42]Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. [43]He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, [44]The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? [45]If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? [46]And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Sunday, April 29, 2018


The Divinity of Jesus Christ


The purpose of this article is to prove to doubters with scripture that the Bible clearly and abundantly relates to us that Jesus Christ is God Himself in the form of a man, and not a created being of any type.

Some religious cults deny the divinity of Jesus Christ. Others say he is divine, but make the false claim that he was once a mortal being who became "a god". Some who say they are Christians deny the divinity of Jesus Christ! Atheists typically deny that the Bible relates that Jesus of Nazareth is God for the same reason as those who call themselves Christians and do the same. I believe I can explain the reasons for these false beliefs about Jesus Christ. It is essentially because of the evil of human pride.

In the case of those who say they are Christians, and those who belong to some religious cults, the reason is that they do not wish to see themselves as worthy of punishment for their sin. It is a very personal thing that God would enter his creation in the form of a human being and endure punishment in our place for our sin. If Jesus were only human being and not divine, then it is easier for prideful people to accept that Jesus paid the price for their sin. But if God himself has done it, then God the severity of the punishment becomes adhorent to some, and to reduce the severity of their own guilt in the eyes of God, they attempt to eliminate the divinity of Jesus Christ and reduce him to a mere man.

In the case of religious cults, the reason is also based upon pride, but the denial of the divinity of Christ is based upon a false belief that they themselves will one day be elevated to becoming a god, by God himself.

In the case of atheists, since atheists deny the moral authority of God altogether, it follows that they will deny the divinity of Jesus Christ. However, atheists typically deny his divinity also because they know that if the Old Testament relates that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, then the Bible shows that it possesses supernaturally provided foreknowledge, and such evidence is destructive to atheism. Moreover, atheists too deny the fact that the Bible relates the divinity of Christ because they, like those in relious cults, cannot stomach the idea of their guilt being so severe that God himself would find it necessary to become flesh and pay the price for their sin.

One argument for the divinity of Christ which destroys the validity of all mythologies (religions) past or present, except Christianity itself, is something I formulated and call "The Argument from God's Character for the Divinity of Jesus Christ". I will not provide that argument here, but perhaps in a future post.

Christology reveals the divinity of Christ, and that His divinity is central and critical to the theology of both the Old and New Testaments. Christ's divinity is the theme of the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Apart from the divinity of Jesus Christ, both the Old and New Testaments would not make sense, and would reduced from theology to mere philosophy.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Firstborn does not mean "first created". The Greek word for "firstborn" is prototokos, while the word for "first created" is protoktisis.


The Bible Verifies the Divinity of Jesus Christ


1. Jesus is the Creator: Throughout the Old Testament it is stated that God created all things by His Word.

 

John 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.[3]All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Colossians 1[16] For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:[17] And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Hebrews 1[1] God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,[2] Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;[3] Who being the brightness of his glory, and he express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, <b>sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

1 Corinthians 8[6] But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and <b>one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

John 1[10] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not..

Ephesians 3[9] And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ;

2. Jesus is the Son in the Godhead (Trinity) -- the Light of the World:

 

2 Samuel 7[12] And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.[13] He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.[14] I will be his father, and he shall be my son God says He the offpsring of King David will be His Son who will procceed out of God and will rule the kingdom of heaven.

These statements are mirrored in Psalms 45:6 and Hebrews 1:8 where the Father declares the Son will sit in the throne of God and rule the kingdom of heaven.

Genesis 1[1] In the beginning God (Father) created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light (Jesus Christ - Son): and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

John 9[5] As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.[10] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

John 3[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 12:14that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.[45] And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.[46] I AM come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

John 9[3] Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.[4] I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.[5] As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

1 Timothy 6[15] Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;[16] Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Romans 1[20] For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead [theote¯s]; so that they are without excuse:

theote¯s: divinity (abstractly): - godhead


3. Jesus has the glory of God - God will not share his glory with another:

 

Isaiah 42[8] I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Isaiah 48[11] For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.


4. The Apostles said Jesus has the glory of God:

 

John 1[14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten), full of grace and truth.

2Peter 1[17] For he received from God the Father honour and glory

1 Timothy 3[16] And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [theotes] was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

theote¯s</b>: divinity (abstractly): - godhead

Hebrews 1[1] God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,[2] Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;[3] Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Revelation 1[5] And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten (prototokos)of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,[6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.[7] Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.[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.


5. Jesus said He had the glory of God before He made the world:

 

John 17[5] And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.


6. Jesus said He will return with the glory of God:

 

Matthew 25[31] When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:[32] And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

Matthew 5[31] When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Matthew 16[27] For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Matthew 24[30] And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Mark 8[38] Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Mark 13[26] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

Luke 9[26] For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.

Luke 21[27] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Revelation 1[5] And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,[6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.[7] Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.[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.


7. Jesus said He will sit upon the throne of God:

 

Matthew 5[31] When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Luke 1[32] He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

Hebrews 1[8] But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Acts 2[30] Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Hebrews 4[14] Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.[15] For we have not an 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.[16] Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Revelation 3[2]1 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Revealtion 4[8] And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.[9] And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,[10] The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,[11] Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

Revelation 7[9] After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;[10] And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.[11] And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,[15] Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.[17] For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Revelation 12[5] And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and <b>her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.


8. The Apostles said Jesus is God in human form:

 

Phillipians 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:[7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:[8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

John 3:13 / John 5:27 No (mortal) man has gone up to heaven, yet Jesus Christ (the Son of Man) is in heaven:John3[13] And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. The Son of Man has all power to execute judgement, because He is God: John5[27] And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.[28] Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,[29] And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

1 John 5[7] For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

John 1[14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten), full of grace and truth.

John 20[27] Then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.[28] And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.[29] Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

1 Timothy 3[16] And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God [theote¯s] was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

theote¯s: divinity (abstractly): - godhead

Collosians 2[8] Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.[9] For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead [theote¯s] bodily.

theote¯s</b>: divinity (abstractly): - godhead

Revelation 22[1] And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

To come in God's name is to have equal authority with God.

9. Jesus said that He is God:

 

John 1[28] And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.[29] My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.[30] I and my Father are one.[31] Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.[32] Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?[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 God.

John 8[23] And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I AM from above: ye are of this world; I AM not of this world.[24] I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM [he], ye shall die in your sins.[25] Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.[26] I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.[27] They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. Exodus3[14] And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AMhath sent me unto you.

John12[44] Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.[45] And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

Matthew 26[63] But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.[64] Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.[65] Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
[66] What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

John 5[37] And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.[38] And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.[39] Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.[40] And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.[41] I receive not honour from men.[42] But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.[43] I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

To come in God's name is to have equal authority with God, thus to be God

John 6[39] And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.[40] And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.[41] The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.[42] And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?[43] Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.[44] No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Christ will raise the dead because is is God and has power over life and death.


10. The Old Testament says Jesus is God

 

Zechariah 12[10] And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and <b>they shall look upon me whom they have pierced</b>, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Firstborn does not mean "first created". The Greek word for firstborn is prototokos, while the word for "first created" is protoktisis. In this passage, God states He is the one who is (was) pierced on the corss where others will look upon Him. He states also that He the Son, and the Firstborn (mirrored in the New Testament)

Isaiah 43[10] Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Isaiah 45[20] Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

Proverbs 30[4] Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?

Psalms 45[1] My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.[2] Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.[3] Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.[4] And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.[5] Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.[6] Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. The psalm is addressed to the king, but this king is the Son of God, whom in verse 6 it refers to as God. This is mirrored in Hebrews 1:8–9 Where God the Father says to God the Son, "[8] But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.[9] Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Psalms 110[1] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. Matthew 22:[41]While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, [42]Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. [43]He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, [44]The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? [45]If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? [46]And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. King David is the speaker and the “Lord” is the Messiah. In Matthew 22:41–46 Jesus stumped the Pharasees by asking how the Messiah could be both David’s son and yet David’s Lord. The answer is that the Messiah is not merely human, but divine. The Paharasees were unable to respond, since doing so would require them to acknowledge that the Messiah is not only the Son of God, but also God in human form.

712 B.C: Isaiah 48[13] Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

712 B.C: Isaiah 7[14] Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Immanuel means "God with us".

712 B.C: Isaiah 9[6] For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father (awb), The Prince of Peace.

awb: A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application: - chief, (fore-) father ([-less]), X patrimony, principal. Compare names in “Abi-”.

712 B.C: Isaiah 8[8] And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.

Immanuel means "God with us".

712 B.C: Isaiah 7[14] Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Immanuel means "God with us".


Comentary on Psalms 110:1

 

Psalms 110:1 King David is the speaker and the “Lord” is the Messiah. "The LORD said unto my Lord" is translated from "Yehovah (hath) said/saith Adoni-" which literally means the LORD GOD saith unto Lord Ruler/King (God  Almighty/Father said to God Ruler/King). This is a reference to LORD GOD speaking to the Lord Son of God, the ruler of King David. David had no earthly ruler. His Lord is the Messiah. It is a conversation between Father and Son in the Godhead -- both of whom are God. Since God is sovereign and will not share His glory with any other, no being is allowed to sit beside Him to rule. To do so would be to have equal authority with God.

In Matthew 22:41–46 Jesus stumped the Pharasees by asking how the Messiah could be both David’s son and yet David’s Lord. The answer is that the Messiah is not merely human, but divine. The Paharasees were unable to respond, since doing so would require them to acknowledge that the Messiah is not only the Son of God, but also God in human form: [41]While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, [42]Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. [43]He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, [44]The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? [45]If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? [46]And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.