Jesus Christ is the most unique person in all of history. He is the eternal God who became man in order that He could die for the sins of the world. He is the Son of God who died in our place, because the cost of our sins are deserving of condemnation. He was raised from the dead and ascended back to heaven. He has promised to return to the earth a second time. He indwells everyone who has received Him. Through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit we have a personal relationship with the Father now and forever.
Hebrews 1:3 – The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
Jesus is God’s perfect representation for us, and the perfect example of His personality and attitude. After Jesus completed the work that was in store for him before the dawn of creation, He was exalted to sit at Gods own right hand for all eternity.
John 1: 1-3 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
This “Word” John speaks of was somehow with God and was God at the same time. Nothing was made outside of His power, and He made everything that was ever made. So who is this “Word”?
John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, is referring to Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin impregnated by the Holy Spirit, which is why it says “who came from the Father”. There is no equal to Jesus on or above this earth.
Colossians 2:9-10 – For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
This is a very clear and direct statement of the Deity of Jesus, as it says plainly that Christ is the fullness of God in bodily form. And by our faith in Jesus, we are brought to fullness ourselves because we can live a full life for Christ on earth now, and can live with him in paradise forever in eternity later.
Romans 1:3-4 – regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus had rights to the throne by two means. One, because he was an earthly descendant of king David, it entitled him to the royal inheritance. Two, because he is the direct son of God who is king over all creation, and this is proven by his resurrection from the dead.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 – For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
There is one mediator between us and God, and that is Jesus. He is not one of many ways, but the one and only way. This is not because Jesus is God’s favorite way to bring people to Him, but because it is the only possible way. If God and Jesus are one, as it says in John 1, then you can not have one without the other.
Titus 2:13-14 – while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
We believers are those who are eager to do what is good, and this eagerness comes from our gratefulness for what He has done for us. Jesus Christ redeemed us believers from our sins so that we could be washed clean enough to be in the holy presence of God, to share in His love for all eternity.
Jesus Christ was by far the most prominent person who ever walked the earth in all of human history, and this can not be debated by anyone, believer or not. But was He who the Bible says He is? Let me conclude with this quote form C.S. Lewis out of one of my favorite books Mere Christianity – CLICK HERE FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”