Daily Bible Nugget #854, Matthew 28:18


The Nugget:

Mat 28:18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

My Comment:

I placed the following comment in The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury at Matthew 28:18,

All power. Note.—Though this power is said to be given to Christ in his mediatorial capacity, to be mediatorially exercised by him as “Head over all things to the church” [Eph 1:22], it is evident that it could neither be received or exercised by any Being less than God; nor by a creature (if possible), without disparagement of the Creator (De Burgh, p. 133).

The Challenge:

“FUN FACT: Jesus was officially deified 300 years after his death, during the First Council of Nicaea, through a voting process.”

My Rebuttal:

PixelMistakePicasso, your Opening Post or Meme states:

“FUN FACT: Jesus was officially deified 300 years after his death, during the First Council of Nicaea, through a voting process.”

The Deity of Christ is taught in the New Testament and does not depend for its factuality upon the “First Council of Nicaea.”

Divine attributes and prerogatives claimed and exercised by Christ and ascribed to him:

T76-1. Authority supreme. +Col 2:10.

Colossians 2:10
10  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
King James Version

T76-2. Authority to see his own glory supremely. +Col 1:16. +T209, Pro 16:4. +T346, Heb 9:14.

Colossians 1:16
16  For 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: all things were created by him, and for him:
King James Version

Proverbs 16:4
4  The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
King James Version

T76-3. Eternity. +*Mic 5:2.

Micah 5:2
2  But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
King James Version

T76-4. Immutability. +Heb 13:8.

Hebrews 13:8
8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
King James Version

T76-5. Omnipotence. +1Co 1:24. +T218, Rev 19:6.

1 Corinthians 1:24
24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
King James Version

Revelation 19:6
6  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
King James Version

T76-6. Omnipresence. +Mat 18:20. +T220, Pro 15:3.

Matthew 18:20
20  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
King James Version

Proverbs 15:3
3  The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
King James Version

T76-7. Omniscience. +Mat 9:4. +T219, *Heb 4:13.

Matthew 9:4
4  And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
King James Version

Hebrews 4:13
13  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
King James Version

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