HTH201 Grand Canyon Existence of God Nicene Creed Jesus Questions


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Question Description

In 2,000-2,200 words, defend the Nicene Creed's claim that Jesus is equal with the Father using biblical theology. Include the following:

  1. Briefly describe two major arguments for the existence of God.
  2. Where in the Old Testament theology are creation and forgiveness of sin activities exclusively reserved for God?
  3. Explain key New Testament texts that associate Jesus with creation and forgiveness, thereby identifying him with the Father.
  4. Using a proper theological methodology, explain the Nicene Creed's identification of the Son with the Father as "homoousios," of the same being, also, showing that the Spirit is "homoousios" with the Father as well.

Use at least two biblical commentaries, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament, to help validate your exegesis.

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Christian Theology 1

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Christian Theology 1

The early church hassled with the issue of Jesus as an equal to his father until the creed
was formulated that rebuked the Arianism. The Nicene Creed is based on the following words:
“And [we believe] in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His
Father before the worlds, Gog of Gog, Light of Light, very God of Very God, begotten not made,
being of one substance with the Father…”(Giles, 2009). These words argue that Jesus was an
equal to father and not a subordinate as argued by the Arianism. In other words, this phrase
means that although Jesus was human in nature, he was also God and still remains to be a God.
In understanding the deity of Jesus, he cannot be presumed as supernatural, God-like, or divine;
since he is God who manifested himself in the form of human kind (Wan & Penman, 2010). This
is the basis why Jesus and only Him will redeem human kind and only him is entitled to human
worship and obedience. In this paper, I will scrutinize the doctrine of the Son of God, or the Son
of Man or the Son of God or Jesus Christ the second individual in the trinity who came to his
earthly ministry based on the Nicene Creed’s claim that Jesus is equal to the father.
In order to be able to defend Nicene Creed’s argument that Jesus is equal to Father, it is
important to understand some of the major arguments that support the existence of God. There
are two major arguments that have been put across to explain the existence of God. There is the
ontological proof that ascertains that there is perfect being beyond human kind (Clark, 2001).
Such a perfect being cannot have its perfection unless its core entailed existence. In other words,
nothing can be imagined into existence. The causal proof ascertains that everything bears a
cause. It is not possible to go back to infinity. As a result, there must exist a first cause that



resulted in the other causes. That is the current causes must have originated from a single cause
as nothing emerges from infinity. That first cause in this case must be God. Allow things to exist
without cause contradicts individual premise. So the universe is also assumed to exist without
cause (Giles, 2009). These two proofs provide very strong arguments about the existence and
provide enough evidence that there true is a God who is behind everything in the world. As

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