Who Is Jesus?

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”         John 14:6

Over the past 2000 years mankind has repeatedly asked the question, “Who is Jesus?” Many have answered the question accurately while many others have failed to come to know the real Jesus.

The most obvious, the most consistent and the most referred to source of information pertaining to Jesus is the word of God, the Bible. The Bible presents us with some inescapable truths about this person we call Jesus (or in Hebrew “Yeshua”), truths that demand a response. Anyone who seriously studies scripture in order to learn about Jesus is faced with two probing questions:

  • What do you think of Jesus the Christ?
  • Who is He?
  • Jesus Christ is often compared to other prophets and teachers.  Some say He was a good man, maybe one of the best men to ever live.  But it always comes back to you. Who is Jesus, to you.

    The writer C.S. Lewis was an agnostic who denied the deity of Christ for years. But he, too, in intellectual honesty, submitted to Jesus as his God and Savior after studying the overwhelming evidence for His deity.

    In his famous book Mere Christianity, Lewis makes this statement, 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 a man who says he is a poached egg – or he would be the devil of hell.You must make a choice.  Either this man was, and is, the son of God: or else a mad man or something worse.  You can shut him up as 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  great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

    (Mere Christianity. rev.ed. [New York: McMillan, 1952], 41).

    Who is Jesus of Nazareth to you? Your life on this earth and for all of eternity is affected by your answer to this question.

    The Facts Speak For Themselves

    All other religions were founded by human beings and are based on man-made philosophies, rules and norms for behavior. Take the founders of these religions out of both their disciplines and practices of worship and little would change. But take Jesus Christ out of Christianity, and there would be nothing left. Biblical Christianity is not just a philosophy of life, nor an ethical standard or obedience to religious ritual. True Christianity is based on a vital, personal relationship with a risen, living Savior and Lord.

    Who is Jesus?

    He Was 100% Man

    According to John 1:14, Jesus became flesh and made His dwelling among us. Why is His humanity so important?

    According to Hebrews 4:15, Jesus was tempted in every way, just as we are. As such, Jesus can sympathize with our weakness as humans. What can we learn from the way Jesus handled temptation?

    According to 1 John 3:5, Jesus came to earth in human form so that He could die a physical death and take away our sins. How would we all be affected, if we had no potential for escape from our sins?

    Jesus is the key to membership in God’s family. When He stooped to our level by becoming a man, He made it possible for us to relate to Him and for God to relate to us through Him.

    He Was 100% God

    Who is Jesus, and how was it possible that Christ’s human body held the whole deity and glory of God?

    According to John 1:1-3, Jesus existed from the beginning. From the beginning, Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God. Here, the Bible establishes the inseparable nature of Jesus and the God of the Universe. The following verses provide further evidence that Jesus is 100% God:

    Highlights of Christ’s Time on Earth & the verses:

    He preformed many miracles witnessed by thousands: Luke 7:22

    Many witnessed His  perfect life: Matthew 16:13-17

    He fulfilled hundreds of ancient Hebrew prophecies: Matthew 13:14, Luke 24:44

    He identified Himself as God: John 10:30-38, Mark 14:61-64

    His followers said he is the Christ: Hebrews 1:8, Colossians 1:16, John12:40 (quoting Isaiah 6:1-10)

    He overcame death and raised from the dead: Luke 24:39, Mark 8:31, Acts 17:32

    Jesus is the key to membership in God’s family. When He established His deity by rising from the grave, He made it possible for us to have forgiveness from sin and a renewed relationship with God.

    He is the Way to Heaven

    Who is Jesus, and why is He the only path to salvation?

    In John 14:6, Jesus declares: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Why is it important to know that NO other religious leaders throughout history have ever made these claims?

    According to Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” How does this contrast with other world religions which are based on “works” versus faith in Jesus and the resurrection? If we can’t build a relationship with God by doing good deeds or repeating rituals, what must we do?

    Acts 4:12 is clear, Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

    Would you like to know Jesus Christ personally as your living Savior? As bold as it may sound, you can! Jesus is so eager to establish a personal, loving relationship with you that He has already made all the necessary arrangements.

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