Who is Jesus? The Person of Christ. I. Modern Struggles with the Person of Jesus. The Jesus Seminar. Albert Sweitzer-1875-1965—Quest for the Historical Jesus. II. Traditional treatments of the person of Jesus. Humanity of Jesus a. Virgin Conception—Matt. 1:18ff, Lk. 1:26, Is. 7:14.
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Who is Jesus?The Person of Christ
The Jesus Seminar
Albert Sweitzer-1875-1965—Quest for the Historical Jesus
a. Virgin Conception—Matt. 1:18ff, Lk. 1:26, Is. 7:14
15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel."
35And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy— the Son of God.
Shows that Salvation is supernatural, grace is great and Jesus is unique
24And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
c. Sinlessness/temptability—Heb. 4:1515For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin
8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
εν αρχη ην ο λογος και ο λογος ην προς τον θεον και θεος ην ο λογος
In beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God
5For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
3. Reveals God—Jn. 14:9
9Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip?Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
1. Chalcedonian creed—AD 451
--Hunger, sleep, died, learned—human
3. Christ person is one with 2 natures