"THE WORKS THAT I DO BEAR WITNESS OF ME"
All the marvellous works performed by and ascribed to our dear Savior declare his eternal Godhead. His works are an abiding, constant witness to his Deity. CREATION: He who created all things out of nothing is God. And Jesus Christ is our Creator (John 1:2-3; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:10; 3:4; 11:3). PROVIDENCE: That One who sovereignly rules over all things with absolute power is God. And he who rules the universe is Jesus Christ our Lord (John 17:2; Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:3). MIRACLES: The supernatural miracles performed by our Lord while he walked upon the earth proclaimed, "This Man is God" (Matt. 11:4-5). He made the lame to walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the dead to live. He calmed the raging sea and multiplied the loaves and fishes. Who but God could do these things by his own power, in his own name? REDEMPTION: No man, but a Man who is God, could redeem us from the curse of the law and the bondage of sin. The Man Christ Jesus is God, for he has redeemed us (John 19:30; Gal. 3:13; Heb. 9:12). "If he was not the mighty God, he could never have been able to have wrought and obtained the redemption and salvation of his people by his own arm. What gave virtue and efficacy to his blood to purchase his church and people, and cleanse them from their sins, is his Deity; and so to his righteousness to make it a justifying one before God; and to his sacrifice to make it expiatory of sin, and acceptable to God" - (John Gill). It is the eternal Deity of Christ that makes him an able Savior, makes his righteous obedience to the law meritorious, his blood effectual, his sacrifice acceptable, and secures a place in heaven for sinners. PARDON: None but God can forgive sin. And Christ does forgive the sins of his people (Mk. 2:7-10). JUSTIFICATION: Only God can justify the ungodly. And Christ justifies his elect (Isa. 53:11). RESURRECTION: Certainly the fact that our Lord Jesus Christ raised himself from the dead and shall raise all from the dead is proof that he is God (Rom. 1:4; John 2:19; 10:18; 5:28-29; I Thess. 4:16-17). And JUDGMENT: At the last day Christ will demonstrate his eternal Deity by his judgment of all men in the great and terrible day of the Lord. None but God can judge all the world in perfect righteousness. And that God who is the Judge is Jesus Christ (John 5:22; Matt. 25:31-46; II Cor. 5:10).