Introduction

At 1 Timothy 3:16 we read, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.”

In the early years of the New Covenant Church, as its thinkers and teachers wrestled with that mystery of godliness, a cluster of heresies arose. They all involved the Person of Jesus Christ, and many of them survive to this day, under different names and held by different religious bodies. A helpful list of these heresies can be found here:

https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/Ancient%20Church%20History.council%20of%20chalcedon.pdf

This ten part Jesus is God series of Bible studies came into being as a result of encounters, debates, and discussions with members of a contemporary religious group whose beliefs represent the ancient heresy called Arianism.

It is hoped that these studies will help the Bible student to be prepared to contend with Arianism and other Christological errors which are outside of historic, orthodox (i.e. Bible-believing) Christianity, and to confidently proclaim and defend the Biblical truth that our Lord Jesus Christ is not less than the Almighty God of the universe incarnate – “come in the flesh”, as the apostle John put it.

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