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His preëminence - names, titles, offices, etc.

The head of Christ is God.-15: 27 He 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 him. 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. Prečminence 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 preëminence.

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.

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CHRIST'S DIVINITY.

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: 22Heir of all things, Heb. 1: 2— High 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— Prophet, Dt. 18: 15, 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 God. 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. Divine attributes and prerogatives claimed and exercised by Christ and ascribed to him. 1. Authority supreme.

Mat. 10:1 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.

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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 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 preëminence. 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. 5. 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

His divine Attributes and Prerogatives.

ple, and in three days I will raise it up.—5: 21 As the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them ; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. 25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 10: 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. - -11: 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life.

1 Cor. 1: 24 Unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 8: 6 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.

Ph. 3: 20 Our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Col. 1: 16 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. 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Heb. 1: 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. [See 218.] 6. Omnipresence.

Mat. 18: 20 Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.-28: 20 I am with you always,even unto the end of the world.

Jn. 3: 13 No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. [See 220.]

7. Omniscience.

Mat. 9: 4 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Wherefore think

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your hearts? - 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father ; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Lk. 10: 22.

Jn. 2: 24 Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. - 10: 15 As the

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Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father. -21: 17 He said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.

Gal. 1: 11 I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man: 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Col. 2: 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. [See 219.]

77. Christ wrought miracles, in his own name, to confirm his divinity and mission.

Mat. 8: 3 I will ; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Mk. 4: 39 He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Lk. 4: 35 Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. 36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this ! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

Jn. 2: 23 Many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. — 5: 36 I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. -7: 31 Many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?-10: 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.—11: 42 I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes : and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. 45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him. 47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees

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