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December 10, 2013

Who is this Jesus? Is He God?

By NiteOwlDave

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The Bible says that Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity, is equal with God Almighty.

Like God, Messiah Jesus and the Holy Spirit each have equal power and authority, and are everlasting. They make up the Trinity. Jesus is the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us.

*God says in the Bible that He predates Moses. Exodus 3:14 says, "And God said to Moses, “I am who I am.”

*Jesus made the same claim in John 8:58 where He said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.

*Jesus said in John 14:6 that He was the only Way to the Father: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”

The disciples testified of Christ’s divinity.

*John 20:28 says, "Thomas answered and said to Him, 'My Lord and my God’!”

*Colossians 2:9 says, "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form."

*Hebrews 1:8 says, "But of the Son He says, “Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice."

*John 1:1 and 14 say, "
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God...And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth."

Because the Word was with God and the Word is God and became flesh, we understand that Jesus has two natures, divine and human.
This is the bedrock for Christian thought that Jesus is both God and man at the same time.

The Bible says the reason God became flesh is because only God can atone for our sins. We can't do it on our own because we are finite, sinful beings and we cannot please an infinitely holy God.

If we place our trust in what Christ has done for us, we will be saved and go to Heaven. We qualify for Heaven if we belief in what Jesus did - not what we do - when He paid our sin debt in full on the cross and rose again from the dead.
We contribute zero to our salvation.

We access God in prayer through Jesus, and no one else. There is no biblical support for the idea that so-called saints, the blessed mother Mary, or any earthly persons plays a mediating or call-center role between Father God and us.

1 Timothy 2:5 says, "
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."

He retained the wounds of His crucifixion when He rose from the dead. He told a doubting apostle, Thomas, “
Reach here your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing.

Forty days after His resurrection from the dead, Jesus ascended into Heaven, bodily.

And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight."

The Bible says He will return again from the Heavens, and will judge the world and all people.

"This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven,"

The Bible says Jesus never sinned. He performed many miracles such as healing, casting out demons, walking on water, calming a storm with a command, raising people from the dead, and rising from the dead Himself.

Though there have been many great teachers throughout history, none of them have performed such miracles and claimed to be divine as Jesus claimed.