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 ===== Ch 2: The Claims of Christ ===== ===== Ch 2: The Claims of Christ =====
   * Second, if Jesus Christ can be shown to have been a **uniquely** divine person, many other problems begin naturally to be solved. The existence of God is proved and the character of God revealed if Jesus was divine. Again, questions about man’s duty and destiny, life after death, the purpose and authority of the Old Testament and the meaning of the cross begin to be answered because Jesus taught about these things, and **his teaching must be true if his person is divine.**   * Second, if Jesus Christ can be shown to have been a **uniquely** divine person, many other problems begin naturally to be solved. The existence of God is proved and the character of God revealed if Jesus was divine. Again, questions about man’s duty and destiny, life after death, the purpose and authority of the Old Testament and the meaning of the cross begin to be answered because Jesus taught about these things, and **his teaching must be true if his person is divine.**
-    * //I'm not so sure about that. Just because someone is other-worldly doesn'​t mean what they say is true or is best for society!//+    * //I'm not so sure about that. Strictly speaking, just because someone is other-worldly doesn'​t mean what they say is true or is best for society!// 
 +      * That's thinking a little too strictly. What makes a person trustworthy anyways? ​
  
 Our purpose is to marshal the evidence to prove that Jesus was the Son of God. We shall not be satisfied with a verdict declaring his vague divinity; it is his deity which we mean to establish. We believe him to possess an eternal and essential relation to God possessed by no other person. We regard him neither as God in human disguise, nor as a man with divine qualities, but as the God-man. We are persuaded that Jesus was a historic person possessing two distinct and perfect natures, Godhead and manhood, and in this to be absolutely and forever unique. Only so could he be worthy not just of our admiration but of our worship. Our purpose is to marshal the evidence to prove that Jesus was the Son of God. We shall not be satisfied with a verdict declaring his vague divinity; it is his deity which we mean to establish. We believe him to possess an eternal and essential relation to God possessed by no other person. We regard him neither as God in human disguise, nor as a man with divine qualities, but as the God-man. We are persuaded that Jesus was a historic person possessing two distinct and perfect natures, Godhead and manhood, and in this to be absolutely and forever unique. Only so could he be worthy not just of our admiration but of our worship.
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