What if sort of question about our belief/faith in Christ


#1

How do you think we would defend the Doctrine of Christ’s full divinity without the Gospel of John?

Two points:
Most of our doctrine about His divinity is found there amd therefore our biblical defence of the Trinity

Without the Church’s interpretation a reader would be more confused about the full identity of Christ in the remaining New Testament


#2

I disagree…there are quite a few other passages outside of John that also imply the deity of Christ.
Dullest of Doctrines? Fullest of Doctrines (This Rock: April 2003)
In Defense of the Trinity (This Rock: January 2005)
**The Trinity (This Rock: December 2005)**ECF
** How to Defend the Doctrine of the Trinity (This Rock: January 2001)

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#3

I Could defend the Divinity of Christ without any New Testament Scripture, using Sacred Tradition alone if necessary. The early Church did not have a New Testament and didn’t have the Gospel of John until nearly 70 years after they began evangelizing.


#4

Read Hebrews chapter 1. “In these last days, He spoke to us through a Son, who He made heir of all things and through whom He created the universe”.


#5

Another good one: Colossians ch 2 , verse 9 “For in Him dwells the wholenessof the deity bodily”

Also, Colossians ch 1, : " He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of creation. For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible…all things were created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together"


#6

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