Is Jesus Truly God? How the Bible Teaches the Divinity of Christ (Paperback)
The question of Jesus's divinity has been at the epicenter of theological discussion since the early church. At the First Council of Nicaea in AD 325, the church fathers affirmed that Jesus is “true God from true God.” Today, beliefs such as this one are confessed through creeds in churches around the world, and yet there remains confusion as to who Jesus is.
New Testament scholar Greg Lanier traces the rich roots of creedal Christology through the Scriptures, explaining six ways that the Bible displays Jesus’s divinity. As you discover the overwhelming biblical evidence for the divinity of Christ, you will be drawn to the inescapable conclusion that the man Jesus Christ is more than just a footnote in history—he is truly God.
Publication Date: August 2020
Table of Contents:
1. Preexistence: An Eternally Alive Son
2. God the Son: A Unique Father-Son Relation
3. Christ the Kyrios: Reading the Old Testament Afresh
4. Maranatha: Early Worship of Christ
5. Three Persons:Trinitarian Relations in Full Color
6. "My Lord and My God": Calling Jesus Theos
"Greg Lanier unfolds the rich Trinitarian framework within which the Old and New Testaments present Jesus as God’s divine Son.”
—Scott R. Swain, author, The Trinity: An Introduction; coeditor, The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology
“This book does two remarkable things: it solidly reinforces Christian belief in Jesus as God by gathering the most up-to-date evidence, and it also helpfully reshapes our ways of talking about Jesus as God, in greater conformity with biblical patterns of thought. Lanier doesn’t just show that the Bible teaches the deity of Jesus, he shows precisely how the Bible teaches it.”
—Fred Sanders, professor of Theology, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University; author, The Deep Things of God
Greg Lanier is associate professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He also serves as associate pastor of River Oaks Church (PCA). He has published multiple books and scholarly articles on early Christology, the Gospels, the Septuagint, and other topics. Greg and his wife, Kate, live in Florida with their three daughters.