Post by Natalie on Oct 21, 2019 13:55:25 GMT -6
In order to have the correct gospel, we must have the correct Christ.
So, what does the Bible teach us about who Jesus is? (This is just a start; feel free to add to this)
He is God:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(reading all of John 1 we see in context that Jesus equals “the Word”)
Colossians 1:19 For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.
Colossians 2:9 For in Him the whole fullness of the deity dwells bodily.
John 20:28 “Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God.” (Jesus doesn’t correct him)
Titus 2:13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ
God the Father calls Him God:
Hebrews 1:8 But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore, God, your God has anointed You with the oil of gladness beyond Your companions.
He made everything:
John 1:3 All things are made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.
Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through Him and for Him.
He became a human:
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Colossians 2:9 For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.
He is eternal, not created:
Micah 5:2 “...from you shall come forth for me on who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.” (several translations say “from everlasting” or “from eternity”)
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
The Jews knew He was claiming to be God:
John 5:17-18 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal to God.
John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple. (see Genesis 3:14)
John 10:20 “I and the Father am one.” (and the Jews were going to stone Him for blasphemy)
Jesus says: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. (Rev 22:13)
God says: I am the Alpha and Omega, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. (Rev 1:8)