In God’s eternal purpose, He chose Christ as the Mediator between God and man (Jn 3:16; 1 Tim 2:5). Christ fulfills the office of the true and perfect Prophet (Deut 18:14-22; Jn 6:14; Luke 7:16; Matt 21:11; Acts 7:37); the office of the true and perfect Priest, in the work of atonement (Mk 10:45; 1 Cor 15:3; 1 Pet 3:18) and intercession (Rom 8:34; Heb 9:24-25); and the office of the true and perfect King, ruling upholding all things (Col 1:17; 1 Cor 15:24-28), ruling all people (Phil 2:10) and ruling his people (Matt 28:19-20), all of which He shall sustain and reconcile to Himself.
Jesus Christ is fully and completely divine (Jn. 1:1-18; Heb 1:1-8; 2 Pet 1:1). He is the Son of God, the second person of the trinity and is God, equal with the Father in one (1 John 5:20; Phil 2:4), the Alpha and the Omega (Rev 22:13). Therefore is omniscient and omnipresent (Jn 2:25, 6:64, 16:30; Matt 18:20, 28:20) with divine sovereignty (Mk 2:5-7; Matt 5:22, 11:25-27), who is also immortal (John 10:17-18; Heb 7:16). To reflect His deity, Christ spoke with authority (Matt 5:18, 7:28-29, 24:35), demonstrates His relationship to God the Father (Luke 2:49), and claims to be “Son of Man” (Dan 7:13-14; Mark 2:10-11). Christ was with God in the beginning, and all things were made through Him and was the purpose for all that was made (John 1:1-4; Col 1:15).
When the fullness of time had come, He became man, and was born by the power of the Spirit from a virgin (Luke 1:27, 31, 35; Gal 4:4; Luke 1:35). Through the power of the Holy Ghost, the two whole and distinct perfect natures, God and human, are joined as one without controversy (Luke 1:35; Col 2:9; Rom 9:5; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Tim 3:16). He was human with the feelings of our infirmities, tempted as much as we are, yet without sin (Heb 2:14-17; 4:15). Through which both fully man and fully God, being one as Christ, is the Mediator between God and man (Rom 1:3, 4; 1 Tim 2:5). God has made himself known through Christ, enabling us to have true knowledge of God (John 1:18, 14:9). Christ, in His human nature, was anointed and sanctified by the Holy Spirit abundantly (Ps 45:7; John 3:34). The Father is pleased by Christ, whom all fullness dwell and has all treasures of knowledge and wisdom (Col 1:19; Col 2:3); with which enabled Christ to become Mediator, being holy, harmless, undefiled and without sin (Heb 12:24; Heb 7:26; Acts10:38). Not by Christ but called by His Father, and was given power and authority to give judgment also (Heb 5:4-5; John 5:22, 27; Matt 28:18; Acts 2:36).
Sent by His Father, Jesus willingly undertook His call, made under the law, to fulfill His purpose (Phil 2:8; John 10:18; Heb 10:5-10; Gal 4:4; Matt 3:15). Christ went under great torment of His soul and body, was crucified and slain (Matt 26:37; Luke 22:44; Matt 27:46; Phil 2:8). Under the power of death He saw no corruption (Act 2:23-27; 13:37), and rose from the dead on the third day (1 Cor 15:3-5) with the same human body (John 20:25-27) to then be ascended into heaven to the right hand of His father (Mark 16:19; Rom 8:34). There He is interceding for us (Rom 8:34; Heb 9:24-25) until the day He returns to judge angels and man in the end days (Rom 14:9-10; Matt 13:40-42; Jud 6:1; 2 Peter 2:4).
Through Christ, in His sacrifice of Himself, fully satisfies the Holy wrath and justice of God (Rom 5:19; Heb 9:14-16; 10:14; Eph 5:2), as the atonement for man by becoming the propitiation of sin for man (Rom 3:25-26), giving the elect reconciliation and also an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven (Dan 9:24-26; Col 1:19; Eph 1:11-14; John 17:2; Heb 9:12-15). No one can come to the Father except through Christ (Jn 14:6); that whoever believes in Him shall be given eternal life (Jn 3:16). The atonement is sufficient to all but efficient to only the elect (Mk 10:45; Jn 10:11; Jn 6:37; Rom 8:30).
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