THE BIBLE-TEACHING MINISTRY OF CHARLES R. SWINDOLL
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For two thousand years, critics have chipped away at the cornerstone of Christianity—Jesus Christ. Yet Christianity has stood firm not because it has successfully covered up a conspiracy, as Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, asserts throughout his fictionalized account, but because it has stood strong in its reliance on the truth of the deity of Christ.
Even before the books of the New Testament were completed in the first century AD, the doctrinal pillar of the deity of Christ already stood firmly in place. The Da Vinci Code claims that the Nicene Creed, drafted during the Council of Nicea in 325 AD, was a ploy of the church to retain political power. In fact, the Nicene Creed, which states that Jesus was “God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,” simply proclaimed what was already accepted from the beginning.
Our source of information about the deity of Christ is the Bible itself. If you want to know what Jesus claimed for Himself, you must examine the Scriptural record, which — unlike The Da Vinci Code — is a reliable historical account based on first-century records and substantiated by eyewitness accounts.
Here are a few points about the identity of Jesus that you can find in the Bible. The earliest Christian authors:
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