Who Is Jesus?

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  1. John3v36

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    Who Is Jesus?

    Jesus once asked his disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" This is the most important question He could have asked them. He had spent much time with them and taught them many things. The time had come for them either to believe or to deny His teaching.

    Who do you say Jesus is? This question is the most important one facing you as well. The answer to the question does not just affect your lifestyle or values, but your eternal destiny as well. Consider what the Bible says about Jesus.

    Jesus Is God

    When Jesus was on earth, there was confusion regarding His identity. Some thought He was a prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Many were indifferent as to who he might be. But Jesus said, "I and my Father are one." (John 10:30). That means He claimed to be God in human flesh.

    Many people today don't understand that Jesus claimed to be God. They think of Him as a religious teacher--but even His enemies understood His claims. As a result of these claims they tried to stone Him to death (John 5:18; 10:33) and eventually had him crucified (John 19:7). The Bible consistently proclaims that Jesus is God in human flesh (John 1:1,14; Philippians 2:5-7)

    Jesus Is Holy

    God is perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3); Therefore, He cannot commit or even approve of evil (James 1:13). As God, Jesus reflects every element of the divine character (Colossians 2:9). He is perfectly holy and without sin (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15). Even His enemies couldn't prove any accusation against Him (John 8:46). The Bible tells us that God requires holiness of us as well. 1
    Peter 1:16 says, "Be ye holy; for I am holy."


    Jesus Is The Savior

    The truth is that we fail to meet God's requirement of holiness. In fact, we cannot obey Him because we have neither the desire nor the ability. We are by nature rebellious towards God (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible calls our rebellion sin, and our sin places us under the wrath of God (John 3:36).

    According to the Bible, everyone is guilty of sin: "for there is no man that sinneth not," (1 Kings 8:46). "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23). Man's sinfulness does not mean that all men always act as wickedly as they can. Many are involved in various religious and humanitarian activities. But even at our best, we are incapable of pleasing God. The Scriptures says, "all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags" (Isaiah 64:6). We all fail (Romans 3:10-12).

    God's holiness demands that sin be punished by death: "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). This Judgment may seem harsh because to us some sins seem worse than others. However, the Bible teaches that acts of sin are the result of sinful thinking and desires (Mark 7:20-23). Changing our behavior won't solve our sin problems or eliminate the penalty. We need to change on the inside.

    Only Jesus can provide the forgiveness and transformation that we need (Acts 4:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17). Because of His love and mercy and grace, God satisfied His justice by sending Jesus to be the Savior. He paid the penalty for sinners (1 Peter 3:18). Jesus' death satisfied God's requirement, thereby providing forgiveness and salvation to all those who place their faith in Christ (Romans 3:26; John 3:16). It must be stressed that only Jesus can provide this salvation. He is the only acceptable object of saving faith. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6). He did not claim to be one of several equally legitimate paths to God. He claimed to be the only way.


    Jesus Is Lord


    Modern science would have us believe that man is a product of evolution. The Bible, on the other hand, says we were created by God. The New Testament, in fact, reveals that Jesus Himself created everything (John 1:3; Colossions 1:16). Because he created all things, he is by right both ruler and Lord over all. As His created beings, we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience and worship.

    When Christ came to earth and died on the cross, he rose again. Jesus resurrection from the dead was the Father's affirmation of the deity and authority of the Son (Rom. 1:4; Acts 17:30-31) Romans 10:9 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Obviously this belief and confession would be completely contrary to man's natural state of rebellion against God. Therefore, believing in Christ involves what the Bible calls repentance. Repentance means that we turn from our sinful rebellion against Christ and come to Him with attitude of humble submission.

    Jesus is Judge

    Jesus is the Savior. Jesus is Lord. Jesus also is the judge All who
    reject Him as Savior and Lord will face him as their Judge (Acts
    17:30-31; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).

    Who Do You Say He Is?

    The Bible says that Jesus is God, The Holy One, the only Savior, the supreme Lord, and the ultimate Judge.

    Who do you say Jesus is? This question is in escapable . He alone paid the price to free sinners from the Power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you and reconcile you to God. Will you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord?
     
  2. HisMercy

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    Jesus is indeed "God manifest in flesh."
    The question then is, who is God? 1Cor. 8:6 answers that question clearly. The Father.
     
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    I say Jesus is the Messiah prophesyed about in the OT. Jesus is God, come to earth, becoming human. He is the Son of God the Father. He is also my brother, and His Father is my Father. It is because of this that my faith is not a religion, but a relationship.
     
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    Jesus is the 2nd Adam of Romans 5.

    Whereas by one man, Adam, sin entered the world, and death and corruption because of sin - so also by one man life entered the world.

    Jesus is the answer to the curse of sin and death in Genesis. He is the bridge between God and man that was necessary to save us all from hell.

    He is our redemption, for in the day Adam chose to disobey God and sin, he chose for us all. Jesus reclaimed each person's right to now choose for themselves life or death by faith in him.

    Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
     
  5. Bro Tony

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    I can't say it better than the God inspired words of Peter.

    Jesus is--"The Christ the Son of the living God"

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    Word
    Creator
    Light
    Son of Man
    God, God with us
    Son of God
    Life
    Savoir
    Alpha and Omega

    - And more
     
  7. HisMercy

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    As it is written in 1Cor. 8:6, there is but one God, the Father...
     
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    Jesus is 'God the Son' made flesh, the Incarnate Word.
     
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    1Cor. 8:6 is being either ignored or misunderstood because it clearly says there is only one God, the Father. I don't know of scripture that says there is but one God, the Son or one God, the Spirit.

    The one God, the Father manifest in flesh.

    Gup20,

    If you still believe "each person's right to now choose for themselves" life or death by faith in him after reading Romans 9 let me know? Verse 16 clearly says it is God's will that prevails, not ours. True mercy indeed!
     
  10. MEE

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    HisMercy, I think the term, "God the Son" is one that comes from the Catholic Church. It's not scriptural.

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    Who is God's word calling "The everlasting Father"?
    IS it not Jesus!!!


    IS 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
     
  12. Bro Tony

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    This is incredible, I cannot believe there are professing Christians that deny Jesus is God. I was not aware that Jehovah Witness were allowed on this forum.

    Simply read John's Gospel and you cannot miss that biblical fact that Jesus is God.

    Start with John 1: 1 "Word was God"
    Then read John 1:14 "Word became flesh...the only begotten of the Father"
    Then read John 3:16 "Only begotten Son..."
    Then read John 14: 7 "If you have seen me you have seen the Father"

    There is so much more--the denial that Jesus is God is the denial of biblical Christian faith. It is a belief in another Jesus, one that cannot bring salvation.

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  13. Bro Tony

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    One addition verse to look at in John.

    Read John 20: 26-29.

    Thomas said, "My Lord and my God" Jesus said, "because you have seen you believe..."

    Jesus did not correct him. Jesus acknowledge his statement that Jesus was and is God. Either Jesus is God or He is a blasphemer. You cannot have it both ways.

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  14. Bro Tony

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    I have a simple question and would appreciate a simple answer.

    Mee and HisMercy do you deny the Diety of Jesus? Do you not believe that Jesus is God? Please clarify this for me if you would.

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    Tony, in speaking for myself, "I do not deny the Diety of Jesus Christ!" He is God Almighty.

    He is my Lord and my God!

    Rev.1:8
    8) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

    BTW Tony, who is a JW, on this board? :confused:

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    If "The Son is God," then isn't whether you say "The Son of God" or "God the Son" a mute point? If there is One God, then One = One (in three persons). Semantics are weird. :D

    That's why I perfer logic, though, I get acused of being "illogical". :confused:

    In Christ,
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  17. Bro Tony

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    Anyone who denies that Jesus is God, holds to the doctrine of the JW. And if one holds to that doctrine they have believed in another Jesus. Also, anyone who denies the doctrine of the Trinity denies what the Scriptures teach. They are not practicing the faith once and for given to the saints. If that's not you, then your previous statements declare otherwise.

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    Anyone who denies that Jesus is God, holds to the doctrine of the JW. And if one holds to that doctrine they have believed in another Jesus. Also, anyone who denies the doctrine of the Trinity denies what the Scriptures teach. They are not practicing the faith once and for given to the saints. If that's not you, then your previous statements declare otherwise.

    Bro Tony
    </font>[/QUOTE]Tony maybe you should read the doctrine of the JW's. I just posted that "Jesus is God." JW's believe that Jesus Christ is 'subordinate' to God; thus making him a second god. This, Tony, as I said is not what I believe.

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  19. Bro Tony

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    I have read their doctrine. I stated in my post two positions. One of the JW's who deny the Deity of Jesus and the Trinity. One of the group that your post seem to indicate you belong to, that is the group that denies the Trinity. Both groups deny the Word and practice a faith different than that which was once and for all given to the saints. Do you deny the Trinity? If not you previous posts contradict that.

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    Tony what is your problem? What does it matter if I believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost being "One God" and not three persons? I don't use the word 'persons' because the Bible states that God is made up of "Three manifestations," which is Father, Son, and Holy Ghost..and these three are ONE!

    1Tim.3:16
    16) And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.


    You know that it is against the BB rules for me to post any links. If I could, then you would understand!....maybe?

    If you feel a need to call God; a three person God, then feel free to do so, but don't get upset with me due to the fact that I don't believe the way you do. [​IMG]

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