WHO IS JESUS?
I’m not exactly sure how you came to read this book. Maybe you were bored and had nothing else to do. Maybe your parents made you read it. Maybe a friend threw it in your locker. I don’t know.
But perhaps you’re curious. Curious about one question: Who exactly is Jesus? There are lots of opinions. Some think Jesus was just a good teacher. Some think He was a religious figure. Some think He was a revolutionary political leader.
I think the best way to find out who He was is to listen to what He said. And if you listen closely by reading the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), you’ll quickly discover that Jesus claimed to be something much more than just a good teacher or religious leader. Jesus claimed to be God, sent from Heaven.
His claim is bulletproof. He was born of Mary, who was a virgin. He lived a sinless life. He performed supernatural miracles. He fulfilled every prophecy. That’s why the people of His day wanted to put Jesus to death. He claimed to be God in the flesh.
The Bible says that Jesus always is and always was. John 1 and Colossians 1 claim that Jesus was not only present at Creation—He actually is the Creator.
Jesus came so we could know God. Therefore, real life rises and falls based on what you do with Jesus. When you embrace Him as your Savior, He is life.
Was Jesus just a really nice guy or was He God?
If Jesus is one of several ways to God, then Christianity is just another religion. If Jesus is the only way to God, then every person needs to know Him.
Watch The Gospel of John movie featuring Christopher Plummer. This movie is a vivid narration of the most important book about Jesus.
Dear Jesus, I know that You are the only way to God, that You are God in the flesh. Help me to live each day for You.
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. - Hebrews 1:3–4
by Daniel Darling
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