Is Jesus Truly God?: How the Bible Teaches the Divinity of Christ

By Greg Lanier

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Is Jesus Truly God?: How the Bible Teaches the Divinity of Christ

By Greg Lanier

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"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

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.

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Author:

Greg Lanier

Greg Lanier (PhD, University of Cambridge) 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.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 144
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 5.67 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6840-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6840-4
ISBN-UPC: 9781433568404
Case Quantity: 10
Published: August 11, 2020

Table of Contents

Abbreviations 
Introduction

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

Conclusion 
Selected Bibliography 
General Index 
Scripture Index

Endorsements

“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

“‘Jesus is Lord’ is the fundamental confession of the Christian faith. Writing with the heart of a pastor and the wisdom of a seminary professor, Greg Lanier unfolds the rich Trinitarian framework within which the Old and New Testaments present Jesus as God’s divine Son. Anyone who desires to become a more competent reader of the Bible and a more faithful follower of the Lord Jesus Christ will find this book enormously instructive.”
Scott R. Swain, author, The Trinity: An Introduction; coeditor, The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology

“Maybe you think you can answer the title of this book with a simple yes and move on. But how do you know that Jesus is truly God? Can you articulate that well to others? Why does it matter? What changes about your faith if Jesus isn’t truly God? Is Jesus fully God and fully man—even now? In this succinct book, Greg Lanier works through both the Old and New Testaments to present a robust Trinitarian Christology that will equip believers and lead us to further delight in our Lord.”
Aimee Byrd, author, Theological Fitness and No Little Women

“Where would you go in Scripture to prove that Jesus is truly God? In this brief, accessible book, Greg Lanier shows that Christ’s divinity doesn’t rest on just one or two prooftexts. Instead, it’s woven into the fabric of the whole New Testament, including the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament. Is Jesus Truly God? will help you know Jesus and your Bible better. I plan to give it away regularly to church members and to stock it in our church’s bookstall.”
Bobby Jamieson, Associate Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; author, Jesus’ Death and Heavenly Offering in Hebrews