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John 20:28  (King James Version)

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John 20:28

My Lord and My God

The deity of Jesus Christ is declared in Scripture:

(1) In the intimations and explicit predictions of the O.T.

(a) The theophanies intimate the appearance of God in human form, and His ministry thus to man Genesis 16:7-13; 18:2-23 especially ; Genesis 18:17; 32:28 with ; Hosea 12:3-5; Exodus 3:2-14. (b) The Messiah is expressly declared to be the Son of God Psalms 2:2-9 and God ; Psalms 45:6,7; Hebrews 1:8,9; Psalms 110:1; Matthew 22:44; Acts 2:34; Hebrews 1:13; Psalms 110:4; Hebrews 5:6; 6:20; 7:17-21; Zechariah 6:13. (c) His virgin birth was foretold as the means through which God could be "Immanuel," God with us ; Isaiah 7:13,14; Matthew 1:22,23 (d) The Messiah is expressly invested with the divine names Isaiah 9:6,7 (e) In a prophecy of His death He is called Jehovah's "fellow" ; Zechariah 13:7; Matthew 26:31. (f) His eternal being is declared ; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:6; John 7:42.

(2) Christ Himself affirmed His deity.

(a) He applied to Himself the Jehovistic I AM. (The pronoun "he" is not in the Greek; cf John 8:24; 8:56-58. The Jews correctly understood this to be our Lord's claim to full deity. John 8:59.

See also, John 10:33; 18:4-6 where, also, "he" is not in the original.) (b) He claimed to be the Adonai of the O.T. Matthew 22:42-45. (See Scofield "Genesis 15:2") . (c) He asserted His identity with the Father ; Matthew 28:19; Mark 14:62; John 10:30, that the Jews so understood Him is shown by ; John 10:31,32; 14:8,9 17:5. (d) He exercised the chief prerogative of God ; Mark 2:5-7; Luke 7:48-50. (e) He asserted omnipresence ; Matthew 18:20; John 3:13 omniscience, John 11:11-14, when Jesus was fifty miles away; Mark 11:6-8, omnipotence ; Matthew 28:18; Luke 7:14; John 5:21-23; 6:19, mastery over nature, and creative power ; Luke 9:16,17; John 2:9; 10:28. (f) He received and approved human worship, ; Matthew 14:33; 28:9; John 20:28,29.

(3) The N.T. writers ascribe divine titles to Christ: John 1:1; 20:28; Acts 20:28; Romans 1:4; 9:5; II Thessalonians 1:12; I Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:8; I John 5:20.

(4) The N.T. writers ascribe divine perfections and attributes to Christ (e.g.) Matthew 11:28; 18:20; 28:20; John 1:2; 2:23-25; 3:13; John 5:17; 21:17; Hebrews 1:3,11,12; 13:8; Revelation 1:8,17,18; 2:23; Revelation 11:17; 22:13.

(5) The N.T. writers ascribe divine works to Christ John 1:3,10; Colossians 1:16,17; Hebrews 1:3.

(6) The N.T. writers teach that supreme worship should be paid to Christ Acts 7:59,60; I Corinthians 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 2:9,10; Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 1:5,6; 5:12,13.

(7) The holiness and resurrection of Christ prove His deity John 8:46; Romans 1:4.

Other Scofield entries containing John 20:28:

Matthew 8:2
Matthew 8:2
Matthew 28:9
Matthew 28:19
John 20:28
Philippians 2:6


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