I. Summary: "Jesus is Lord" — The human Jesus is the divine Jesus 1. Jesus is fully human.
2. Jesus is fully divine.
3. Jesus is one person.
Heresies are inferences that compromise one or more of these affirmations.
Jesus' humanity is taken for granted in the New Testament.
Yet the NT draws theological conclusions from Jesus' humanity:
Romans 5:12-21: Jesus is a righteous 'last Adam' redeeming sinners.
1 Corinthians 15: Jesus' resurrection is paradigmatic for humanity's eternity.
Hebrews 2:14-18, 4:15-16, etc.: Jesus can intercede for fellow humans.
Why are the signs so subtle in the New Testament?
Surface indicators: One-line "prooftexts."
Raymond E. Brown: John 20:28, Rom 9:5, Heb 1:8, 1 John 5:20, Titus 2:13 + 2 Peter 1:1, John 1:1, John 1:18, John 8:58.
Why so few?
Deeper indicators: Narrative roles and acts of Jesus.
A role in creation: 1 Cor 8:6, Col 1:16, Heb 1:2, John 1:2-3.
Sovereignty over creation: Calming the storm (cf. Ps 107:23-31), lordship over the sabbath, walking on water, feeding miracles.
Forgiving and judging: Healing the paralytic, sheep and goats, 2 Cor 5:10.
Central role in salvation: Luke 19:10, "savior" title, healings/exorcisms. Special relationships with the One who sent him and with the Holy Spirit.