The vast majority of those claiming to be Christians believe in the 'divinity' of Jesus - that he was either God 'incarnate' or the 'only-begotten' Son of God.
In the Roman Catholic Encyclopaedia article entitled 'Incarnation', in the sub-section 'The Divine Person of Jesus Christ' it is stated that:
"...The aim of this article is to prove that the historical person, Jesus Christ, is really and truly God, --i. e. has the nature of God, and is a Divine person. The Divinity of Jesus Christ is established by the Old Testament, by the New Testament and by Tradition."
As with the Doctrine of the Trinity, we will 'establish' that teachings affirming the Divinity of Jesus are NOT based on either the Old or the New Testaments. As for Tradition...
The following arguments used to justify the 'divinity' of Jesus will be examined in future posts:
But first...The Virgin Birth : Isaiah and the young woman
Note: Updated 5 June 2007