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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 2030 Jesus Christ, holiness of
2030 Jesus Christ, holiness of

2030 Jesus Christ, holiness of

The holiness of Jesus Christ is seen in his divine nature and work, as he stands apart from and above the created world with divine power, authority and purity. Recognition of the holiness of Jesus Christ leads both to a realisation of sin and unworthiness and to worship and adoration.

The holy character of Jesus Christ

Its divine origin Lk 1:35 See also Jn 1:1-2; Jn 3:31; Jn 8:23; Jn 13:3; Jn 17:14,16

Its divine nature Col 2:9 See also Jn 1:14; Jn 10:30,38; Jn 14:10; Php 2:6; Heb 1:3

Its divine purity Heb 7:26 See also 2Co 5:21; Heb 4:15; 1Pe 1:19; 1Pe 2:22; 1Jn 3:3,5

Its divine power Ac 4:30 See also Ac 10:38

The holy work of Jesus Christ

He is set apart as God’s servant Ac 4:27 See also Mk 10:45 pp Mt 20:28; Jn 14:31; Ac 3:26; Php 2:7-8; Heb 10:7

His life is consecrated to the will and purpose of God Mt 26:39 pp Mk 14:35-36 pp Lk 22:42 See also Mt 26:42; Jn 12:49-50; Jn 14:31

He is appointed as the judge of sinners Jn 5:22,26-27; Ac 17:31; 2Co 5:10

He makes God’s people holy Heb 13:12 See also Jn 17:19; Eph 5:25-27; Heb 2:11; Heb 10:10,14; 1Pe 2:4-5,9-10

Declarations of the holiness of Jesus Christ

By David: Ps 16:10; Ac 2:27; Ac 13:35
Mk 1:24 pp Lk 4:34 by demons; Lk 1:35 by the angel Gabriel By Peter: Jn 6:69; Ac 3:14
Rev 3:7 by Jesus Christ himself

Results of recognising the holiness of Jesus Christ

Awareness of sin and unworthiness Lk 5:8 See also Mt 8:8 pp Lk 7:6-7

Fear Mt 8:28-34 pp Mk 5:9-17 pp Lk 8:26-37; Rev 1:17

Adoration and worship Rev 5:8-14

See also

1065God, holiness of
2018Christ, divinity
2057Christ, obedience
2063Christ, perfection
2072Christ, righteousness
2075Christ, sinless
2309Christ as judge
2327Christ as servant
2351Christ, miracles
2369Christ, responses to
6606access to God

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