The Deity of Jesus
By Greg Wright
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- The purpose of John in writing this gospel.
- That we might believe.
- That we might have eternal life.
- The benefit to us in studying this gospel.
- The prologue as the summary and context of this gospel.
- The Doctrine of the Trinity as confirmed in this gospel.
- John's strategy for getting us to believe.
- Show that Jesus is uncreated essence.
- Show that Jesus is distinct from the Father with respect to His personhood.
- Show that Jesus is fully God with respect to His essence.
- Jesus is uncreated essence.
- Jesus is the true logos.
- Jesus as the creator of all things.
- Jesus did not create Himself.
- Jesus is distinct from the Father in personhood.
- Jesus is intimately related to the Father.
- The existence of Jesus is simultaneous with the existence of Father.
- Jesus is fully God with respect to His essence.
- Not "a God."
- Not "the God." (not the Father)
- Not just "divine." (having some divine qualities)
- But possessing every attribute of the essence of God.
- The significance of the way John worded the last clause of verse one.
- The word order emphasizes the essence of God.
- The omitted article distinguishes Jesus from the Father.
- Why does the Doctrine of the Trinity matter.
- Closing remarks.