Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Notice that Paul in Titus 2:13 calls Jesus Christ both God and Savior. In the Greek text this is stronger and more evident than in the English translation. This is an example of Jesus Christ being directly and unequivocally called God in the New Testament.
By the rule of necessary inference Titus 2:13 also teaches and confirms the doctrine of the Rapture. Like the subject of the Trinity, which this verse also confirms, the exact word we use to name the doctrine is not used in the Bible text, but by necessary inference the truth of the doctrine is certainly there.
Once we establish the doctrine of the Deity of Christ, we have verified the doctrine of the Trinity by necessary inference.
The Muslim Question:
Was Jesus Divine yet human? was he finite and then infinite at the same time? that he was fallible and infallible at the same time? So he felt hungry and not hungry at the same time because GOD doesn’t eat or feel hungry. Did he know everything at the same time he didn’t know everything? Did he worship to God at the same time be worshiped? HELP ME PLEASE
My Original Comment:
It is all quite plainly told in the Bible. If you will read the New Testament carefully you may begin to understand these truths.
The Muslim Response:
We don’t comment because you want to comment, you comment when you know the answer because I can’t see any answer. If you know the verses why not bring them here please
Amin Imran, thank you for asking. I will be very happy to answer your questions and give you the relevant Bible verses.
While some Christians may suggest these things are “mysteries,” I don’t see them that way at all. They are plainly stated in the Bible.
(1) Was Jesus Divine yet human? Yes.
The divinity or deity of Jesus Christ is taught by the New Testament and the Bible as a whole both directly and indirectly. What is taught indirectly I define as things we know from what the Bible says by the rule of “necessary inference.”
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Notice that Whoever it is that is here called “the Word” is stated to be God.
Applying the rule of interpreting according to context, we learn that this Person called “the Word” became flesh and dwelled among us, and that this person is identified as Jesus Christ:
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Joh 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.
Joh 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
Joh 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
Joh 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Joh 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
Joh 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Joh 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, did not believe what the other apostles told him, namely, that Jesus had risen from the dead and they had personally seen Him. Thomas was absent when Jesus had appeared in person.
This time, Thomas was present when Jesus entered the locked room where they all had gathered. Jesus addressed the doubts of Thomas and gave him the direct evidence Thomas had told the other apostles he required before he would believe.
Thomas believed the evidence and responded to Jesus Christ, recognizing that He was both his Lord and his God when Thomas said, “My Lord and my God.”
This is direct evidence that the apostles now understood who Jesus really is: both their Lord and their God.
Any attempt to reduce this great confession of faith on the part of Thomas to a mere exclamation represents a failure on the part of those who do that to understand the scope and purpose of the Gospel of John, as stated by John in the very next verses:
Joh 20:30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
Joh 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Notice that Jesus Christ is called “the great God” and also “our Savior.”
The grammar of Titus 2:13 both in English but especially in Greek requires that we understand in this passage that Jesus Christ is here called God.
Mar 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
Mar 2:6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Mar 2:7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
Only God can forgive sins. Jesus on this occasion proved that He had the power to forgive sins by demonstrating that He had the power to heal. Those in the audience believed that only God could heal.
Mar 2:8 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?
Mar 2:9 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?
Mar 2:10 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,)
Mar 2:11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
Mar 2:12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
On this occasion Jesus Christ demonstrated His Deity two ways: (1) He perceived what they were thinking, showing that Jesus Christ possessed the divine attribute of omniscience; (2) He forgave the paralytic his sins, something only God can do, then demonstrated he had that power by healing the man before their very eyes. By the interpretive rule of “necessary inference,” Jesus demonstrated His deity publically where all those present could see the evidence for themselves that Jesus was God in human flesh.
There are several more parts to your question, and I am happy to answer those also, but I did not want to make this comment too long.