Who Is Jesus? God.
- One of the most essential parts of His identity is that He is the Creator of the universe. It’s interesting to note that it’s the most difficult concept to understand and convey because we’ve never possessed the traits of a deity. Jesus Is the Son of God God said in the beginning, ″In the beginning was word, and word was with God, and word was God″ (Jn. 1:1). When John writes this verse, he is not advocating for a polytheistic worldview, which holds that there are numerous Gods whom we should worship. Rather, he is asserting that Jesus is divine, in complete connection with Jehovah, despite the fact that he is a distinct being. Understanding John’s usage of the definite article in John 1:1, which distinguishes Jehovah from the Word, helps us to see how important this is. It is important to note that the definite article is not translated in this paragraph when it comes to the term ″God.″ A more literal translation of John 1:1, replacing the definite article with the word ″God,″ would read, ″In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God.″ (See 1 John 1:1). Even though Jesus is distinct from Jehovah, the lack of a definite article before ″God″ in the final portion of this line (″and the Word was God″) implies the divinity of Jesus as ″the Word,″ in conjunction with the preposition ″and the Word was God.″ It is important to note that when we declare ″Jesus is God,″ we do not imply that He is identical to the Father. Instead, we imply that He is divine, bearing the same divine traits as the Father, and that He is one of the three persons of the Godhead, as opposed to being a human being. ″For in Him all the fullness of Deity resides in physical form″ (Col. 2:9, NASB)
- ″For in Him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily″ (Col. 2:9, NKJV)
- ″For in Him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily″ (Col. 2:9, NASB)
- Jesus is on an equal footing with God.
- The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Philippians, speaks of Jesus’ divine attributes, stating that ″while He existed in the form of God, He did not see equality with God as a matter to be grasped″ (Phil.
- Isos is the Greek word for ″equality,″ and it refers to equality in both amount and quality of resources.
- As a result, Paul claims that Jesus possessed traits that were equivalent to those of God.
- Therefore, as he indicated early in the verse, Jesus was ″in the form of God″ prior to His incarnation, implying that He was divine and a part of the Godhead at that point in time.
The Eternal Existence of Jesus If you read the book of Isaiah, you will see that the birth of Jesus is predicted by a variety of descriptive titles, one of which is ″Everlasting Father″ (Is.9:6).Then, following his birth, Jesus admitted His deity before the Jews with the words ″I am″ (Jn.8:58), which is similar to the expression used by Jehovah in Exodus 3:14, ″I AM WHO I AM.″ The phrase ″I am″ (Jn.
8:58) is similar to the phrase ″I AM WHO I AM.″ In order to emphasize His divine nature of perpetual existence, Jesus employed the words ″I Am″ to express Himself.His words were framed in the following way: ″Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and delighted″ (Jn.8:56).According to John 8:57, the Jews reacted by asking, ″You are not yet fifty years old, and have you met Abraham?″ ″Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am,″ Jesus said, acknowledging His divinity and everlasting nature: ″Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am″ (Jn.8:58).The Divine Authority of Jesus Jesus’ everlasting existence is predicted in Isaiah 9:6, but the prophet also speaks of His divine authority as God, which is shown in Isaiah 9:7 and 9.
- ″For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.″ ″For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders″ (Is.
- Jesus is described as ″the power of God and the wisdom of God″ (1 Cor. 1:24) in the New Testament, referring to him as the One who possesses all authority in heaven and on earth (Matt. 28:18). As a result, ″the message of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but it is the power of God to us who are being saved″ (1 Cor. 1:18). Jesus refers to Himself as ″the Almighty″ as a result of this in Revelation. Lord God declares, ‘I Am Who I Am,’ and further states, ‘I Am the One Who Is and Who Was and Who Is to Come, the Almighty’″ (Rev. 1:8). Although this article does not include all of the divine phrases that identify Jesus, three others are worth mentioning: ″Our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ″ (Titus 2:13)
- ″our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ″ (Titus 2:14)
- and ″our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ″ (Titus 2:15).
- ″We are made in the image of God,″ (2 Cor. 4:4)
- ″The Holy and Righteous One,″ as Acts 3:14 refers to him
Who Is Jesus? The Lord.
- In this series, we’ll be discussing the names and descriptive words that are used to identify Jesus. To this point, we’ve talked about Jesus in terms of God and our Creator as well as the Word of God, God’s Son, and the Lamb of God. In this essay, we discuss Jesus’ position as Lord. Lord Jesus Paul writes of Jesus, ″who was declared the Son of God with authority by his resurrection from death, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,″ in reference to his resurrection from the grave (Rom. 1:4). In the Bible, Jesus is referred to as ″Lord,″ a phrase that is used in a number of contexts. It may be used as an adjective to signify ″having authority″ (kuros) or ″having power″ (Vine’s).
- It therefore has the meaning of ″master, lord, one who wields supreme power″ (Vine’s) when used as a noun (despotes).
- The term ″Lord″ is used to refer to both the Father and the Son.
- As God the Father is Lord (Jude 1:5), so is Jesus Christ (Jude 1:4).
- Paul frequently refers to Jesus as ″Lord,″ yet he does not always do so.
- Although Paul generally refers to the Lord Jesus in 1 Corinthians 1:3, he also refers to God on occasion, in passages from the Old Testament (1 Cor.
- 3:20), and in his own words (1 Cor.
- 3:5; see also 1 Cor.
3:10) (Vine’s translation).
Other writers regularly use the term ″Lord″ and ″Lordship″ in the same sentence. In Acts 2:34-35, Peter refers to God as ″Lord″ while also referring to Jesus as ″Lord″ in the same sentence. In the words of my Lord, ″The Lord said to my Lord, ″Sit at my right hand…″.″
- As a result, we must be careful to determine if the term ″Lord″ refers to the Father or to Jesus when the term is spoken.
- If we don’t, we might get to incorrect conclusions, which could lead to incorrect theology.
- Jesus: God has elevated you to the position of Lord.
- The Father elevated Jesus to the position of Lord.
- ″Thus, let the whole house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ – this Jesus whom you crucified – and that God has appointed Him as such″ (Acts 2:36).
- When you consider the meaning of the term ″Lord,″ this makes complete and utter sense. ″Lord″ refers to someone who possesses power or authority
- because God granted Jesus complete authority over all things in heaven and on earth (Matt. 28:18), God designated Jesus as Lord.
- Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The following is what Peter says to the group of people gathered at Cornelius’ house: ″I have come to realize that God is not a God of favoritism, but that every man who respects Him and does what is right is welcomed by Him in any country, regardless of race or religion. The message that He sent to the sons of Israel, proclaiming peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all), was the word that He sent to the world ″ (Acts 10:35-36). To put it another way, Jesus is the Lord of all. Every human being, whether Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female, is required to obey Him, regardless of their background (Gal. 3:28). Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Paul refers to the people who crucified Jesus as crucifying ″the Lord of glory″ while speaking of them (1 Cor. 2:8). ″″The splendid Lord,″ or the ″Messiah,″ is a Hebraism that literally translates as ″the beautiful Lord.″ Expressions such as these, in which a noun serves the function of an adjective, are prevalent in the Hebrew language, as is the case here ″ (Barnes). Today, Jesus is exalted as He reigns as ″the right hand of the power of God″ – ″the right hand of the throne of God″ – ″the right hand of the throne of God″ (Lk. 22:69
- Heb. 12:2). Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The apostle John, witnessing Jesus’ victory over His enemies, says: ″These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful″ (Rev. 17:14)
- ″And He has written on His robe and on His thigh, ″King of kings, and Lord of lords″ (Rev. 19:16)
- ″And on His
- Jesus governs over all of the countries of the world, and he has complete power over all of creation, both in heaven and on earth (Matt. 28:18). He is referred to as: the Ruler of the kings of the earth (Rev. 1:5)
- the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Tim. 6:15)
- the Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6)
- the Prince of Justice (Is. 9:6)
- the Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6)
- the Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6)
- the Prince of Peace (Is. 9:
- Christ should be elevated to the position of Lord in your heart. ″We have the obligation to sanctify Christ as Lord in our hearts,″ says the Bible (1 Pet. 3:15). Peter, in the context of this remark, raises some excellent concerns that we should take into consideration (1 Pet. 3:13-17). It makes no difference what happens to us when Christ is sanctified as Lord in our hearts (vs. 13-14)
- there is no reason to be afraid of what others may do to us when Christ is sanctified as Lord in our hearts (vs. 14)
- and we have no reason to be afraid of what others may do to us when Christ is sanctified as Lord in our hearts (vs. 15).
- As long as Christ is consecrated as Lord in our hearts, we’ll be prepared to defend the hope that we have in him to anybody who asks us to give an account for it, with gentleness and reverence (vs. 15)
- People may defame and revile us because of our excellent behavior in Christ, but we will have a good conscience if Christ is consecrated as Lord in our hearts (vs. 16).
- In our minds, when Christ has been consecrated as Lord, it is preferable to be punished for doing what is right rather than punished for doing what is wrong (vs. 17).
Who Is Jesus Christ? Is Jesus God or God’s Son?
- 1, 2.
- (a) Can you claim to know someone famous if all you know about him is his name?
- (2) What do people think about Jesus is the second question.
- THERE are several well-known personalities in the globe.
- You could be familiar with the name of a renowned person.
However, just because you know his name does not imply that you are familiar with him.The fact that you know everything about him and what he is like does not imply that you know everything about him.2 Despite the fact that Jesus Christ lived on earth almost 2,000 years ago, you may have heard of him.However, the majority of people are unaware of what Jesus was like as a person.
Some believe he was a decent man, while others feel he was a prophet, and still others believe he is God.What are your thoughts?— For further information, see to Endnote 12.3.What makes knowing Jehovah God and Jesus Christ so vital to you?3 It is critical for you to be aware of the truth of Jesus.
- Specifically, we are told in the Bible that ″this implies eternal life, their coming to know you as the only real God, and Jesus Christ as the one whom you have sent.″ (See also John 17:3) Yes, if you are aware of the truth about Jehovah and Jesus, you will be able to dwell in eternal bliss on a paradise world.
- (John 14:6) Knowing about Jesus can also benefit you since he is the finest example of how to conduct your life and respect those around you.
- (Matthew 13:34, 35) During Chapter 1, we learnt the truth about God’s character.
- Now we’ll look at what the Bible has to say about the person known as Jesus.
WE HAVE FOUND THE MESSIAH!
- What is the significance of the terms ″Messiah″ and ″Christ″?
- 4 Jehovah made a promise in the Bible thousands of years before Jesus was born that he would send the Messiah, also known as the Christ.
- It is the Hebrew language that gives us the word ″Messiah,″ whereas the Greek language provides us with the word ″Christ.″ In each of these names, it is implied that God will select the prophesied Messiah and elevate him to a unique status.
- All of God’s promises will be fulfilled via the coming of the Messiah.
- Jesus is also available to assist you right now.
But even before Jesus was born, many people asked, ‘Who will be the Messiah?’ (Who will be the Messiah?).Whether or not Jesus’ disciples believed that he was the Messiah is debatable.5 No question in the minds of Jesus’ disciples that he was the anticipated Messiah.(See also John 1:41) To provide an example, Simon Peter declared to Jesus, ″You are the Christ.″ In Matthew 16:16, the Bible says What evidence do we have that Jesus is the promised Messiah?
6.In what ways did Jehovah assist sincere people in recognizing the Messiah?6 Thousands of years before the birth of Jesus, God’s prophets recorded several facts that would later be used to identify the Messiah.What exactly would this accomplish?Consider the following scenario: you are instructed to travel to a crowded bus terminal to pick up someone you have never met before.If someone provided you with a detailed description of that individual, you would be able to track him down.
- As in the case of the Messiah, Jehovah employed his prophets to inform us of what he would accomplish and what would happen to him.
- People who are serious in their belief that Jesus is the Messiah benefit from the fulfillment of all of those prophesies.
- Identify two predictions that support the claim that Jesus is the Messiah.
- 7 Here are two examples of such forecasts.
- First and foremost, around 700 years before Jesus’ birth, the prophet Micah predicted that the Messiah would be born in the little town of Bethlehem.
- Micah 5:2 (Micah 5:2) And it is the location where Jesus was born!
- (Matthew 2:1-3; 3:9-10) Secondly, Daniel predicted that the Messiah will manifest himself around the year 29 CE.
- (Daniel 9:25) The Bible says: These are only two examples of the numerous prophesies that plainly demonstrate that Jesus is the prophesied Messiah.
- —See Endnotes 8, 9, and 13.
Why was Jesus baptized, and how does this demonstrate that he is the Messiah?8 Messiahship has been clearly established by God in the person of Jesus Christ.God promised to send a sign to John the Baptizer in order for him to recognize the Messiah as the promised sign.Those words were spoken by John the Baptist as Jesus arrived at his home to be baptized in the Jordan River, in the year 29 CE.What happened is described in detail in the Bible: Jesus quickly rose from the water after being baptized; and, see!the heavens were opened to reveal God’s spirit descended on him like a dove and falling onto him.
Look!In addition, a voice from the heavens said, ″This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved.″ (Matthew 3:16, 17; Mark 10:16, 18) After seeing and hearing this sign, John realized that Jesus was the promised Messiah.(See also John 1:32-34) Christ became the Messiah on that day when the Holy Spirit was poured forth on him by the Almighty.He was the one whom God had selected to be the leader and ruler of the people.
—Isaiah 55:4 (NASB).It is clear from Bible predictions, Jehovah’s own statements, and the sign He delivered at Jesus’ baptism that Jesus is the Messiah.He is the Son of God.But where did Jesus come from and what was he like were both unknown.
- Let’s examine what the Bible has to say about this.
WHERE DID JESUS COME FROM?
The Bible contains information about Jesus’ life prior to his arrival on the world.10 According to the Bible, Jesus spent a significant amount of time in heaven before coming to earth.The Messiah, according to Micah, was ″from ancient times.″ Micah 5:2 (Micah 5:2) Jesus himself stated on several occasions that he had previously lived in paradise before being born as a human being.(See John 3:13; 6:38; 62; 17:4; and 17:5.) Jesus had a particular bond with Jehovah even before he arrived on the earthly plane.11.What is it in Jesus that makes him so valuable to Jehovah?
- 11 Jehovah considers Jesus to be extremely valuable.
- Because God made him first, before everything else and before everyone.
- As a result, Jesus is referred to as ″the firstborn of all creation.″ * (15:15) (Colossians 1:15) Jesus is particularly valuable to Jehovah since he is the only person whom Jehovah has created straight from the beginning.
- As a result, he is referred to as ″the only begotten Son.″ (See John 3:16 for more information.) Jesus is also the only one who was employed by Jehovah to create everything else in the universe.
- (See Colossians 1:16 for further information).
And only Jesus is referred to as ″the Word,″ since Jehovah used him to communicate messages and instructions to angels and humans alike over the centuries.—John 1:14 (New International Version).11.
Is it possible to determine that Jesus and God are not the same person?12 A small number of people think that Jesus and God are the same individual.That, however, is not what the Bible teaches.According to the Bible, Jesus was created, which implies that Jesus had a beginning of his own.Jehovah, on the other hand, who created everything, had no beginning.The second verse of Psalm 90:2 says, As God’s Son, Jesus never entertained the notion of attempting to be God.
The Bible unambiguously states that the Father is superior to the Son in every way.(See, for example, John 14:28 and 1 Corinthians 11:3) Only Jehovah is referred to as ″God Almighty.″ (Genesis 17:1) He is the most important and powerful person on the face of the planet.—See Endnote 14.What does it mean when the Bible says that Jesus is ″the image of the unseen God″?What does this mean?13 For billions of years prior to the creation of the heavens and the earth, Jehovah and his Son, Jesus, collaborated closely to construct the universe.
They must have been madly in love with each other!(See also John 3:35 and 14:31) The Bible refers to Jesus as ″the image of the unseen God″ because he so closely resembled his father’s characteristics.—Colossians 1:15.14.How was it possible for Jehovah’s beloved Son to be born as a human being?14 He was willing to leave heaven and be born as a human in order to fulfill the desire of his Father.
What made it feasible for it to happen?Jehovah performed a miracle by transferring the life of his Son from heaven to the womb of a virgin named Mary.As a result, Jesus did not require the assistance of a human father.So Mary gave birth to a wonderful boy, whom she named Jesus, and she was overjoyed.In the book of Luke, verses 1:30-35, Jesus says,
WHAT WAS JESUS LIKE?
15.How can you have a deeper understanding of Jehovah?15 Reading the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John will provide you with a wealth of information about Jesus, his life, and his characteristics.Those books are collectively referred to as the Gospels.Because Jesus is identical to his Father, everything you read will also assist you in getting a deeper understanding of Jehovah.It is for this reason that Jesus can remark, ″Whoever has seen me has also seen the Father.″ —John 14:9, NIV 16.
- What did Jesus have to say?
- The origins of Jesus’ teachings are a mystery.
- 16 A lot of people referred to Jesus as ″Teacher.″ (See also John 1:38 and 13:13) One of the most essential things he taught was ″the good news of the Kingdom.″ It was one of the most significant things he taught.
- What is this Kingdom all about?
- In God’s kingdom, those who obey God will be blessed, and God’s authority will rule over the entire planet from the throne of heaven.
- (Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:15) Everything that Jesus taught was inspired by Jehovah.
″What I teach does not belong to me; it belongs to the one who sent me,″ Jesus declared.(See also John 7:16.) Jesus understood that Jehovah desired for people to hear the good news that God’s Kingdom will one day rule over the entire world.17.
Where did Jesus provide his teachings?Why did he put forth so much effort to educate others?17 Where did Jesus provide his teachings?He came upon individuals everywhere he went.He lectured in a variety of settings, including the countryside, towns, villages, marketplaces, places of worship, and people’s homes.He hadn’t expected so many people to show up at his door.
He visited them on a regular basis.(Matthew 6:56; Luke 19:5; Mark 6:56) Jesus put forth a lot of effort and spent a lot of time and energy instructing others.Why?Because he was aware that God had instructed him to do so, and because he had a strong sense of loyalty to his Father.(See also John 8:28, 29.) Jesus also preached because he was moved by compassion for those around him.(See Matthew 9:35-36 for further information.) As far as he could see, the religious leaders were not educating people about God or his Kingdom in the way that the Bible taught.
As a result, he wanted to ensure that as many people as possible heard the excellent news.18.What are the characteristics of Jesus that you admire the most?18 Jesus was a kind and compassionate man who genuinely cared about others.He was kind and easy to converse with.Even youngsters enjoyed spending time with him.
(See Mark 10:13-16 for further information.) Jesus was always on the side of justice.Corruption and injustice were things he despised.(Matthew 21:12; Matthew 21:13) He grew up in a time when women didn’t have many rights and weren’t treated with dignity.Jesus, on the other hand, always treated women with decency and respect.(John 4:9; John 4:27) Jesus was also a model of humility.During one of his evenings, for example, he bathed the feet of his apostles, something that would ordinarily be done by a slave.
- —John 13:2-5, 12-17, and elsewhere.
- What example demonstrates that Jesus was aware of the true needs of his followers and that he desired to assist them?
- 19 Jesus was aware of the true needs of the people, and he desired to assist them.
- This was made abundantly obvious when Jesus utilized God’s power to miraculously heal people.
- For example, a man with leprosy came to Jesus and said, ″If you merely wish to, you can make me clean.″ (Matthew 14:14) Jesus agreed.
The sorrow and suffering of this guy moved Jesus to compassion.He felt terrible for him and wanted to do everything he could to help him.So Jesus reached out his hand and touched the guy, saying to him, ″I want to!I want to!″ ″Let it be made clean.″ And the ill man was restored to health!
- (Matthew 1:40–42) Can you fathom what the man may have been going through?
ALWAYS FAITHFUL TO HIS FATHER
20, 21.How is Jesus the finest example of obedience to God?20 Jesus is the finest example of obedience to God.No matter what occurred or what his adversaries did to him, he stayed devoted to his Father.For example, Jesus did not sin when Satan tried to seduce him.— (Matthew 4:11–14) — Some members of Jesus’ own family did not accept that he was the Messiah and thought he was ″out of his mind,″ yet Jesus continued to carry out God’s mission.
- (Matthew 3:21) In the face of his opponents’ brutal treatment, Jesus remained faithful to God and never attempted to hurt them.
- —1 Peter 2:21-23.
- 21 Even though Jesus was subjected to a torturous and agonizing death, he remained loyal to Jehovah.
- (Read Philippians 2:8.) Imagine how much he had to endure on the day he died.
- He was arrested, bogus witnesses accused him of blasphemy, dishonest courts sentenced him, mobs laughed at him, and troops tortured him and nailed him to a stake.
- When he was dying he yelled out: “It has been accomplished!” (See also John 19:30) Three days after Jesus’ death, Jehovah raised him from the dead and transformed him into a spirit body.
(1 Peter 3:18) A few weeks later, Jesus returned to heaven and ″sat down it the right side of the Father,″ where he awaited God’s decision on whether or not to crown him King.What opportunity do we now have as a result of Jesus’ faithfulness to his Father?—Hebrews 10:12, 13.
22 For the reason that Jesus stayed true to his Father, God has granted us the opportunity to dwell eternally on the earthly paradise that he designed for us.Following this, we will address how Jesus’ death makes it possible for us to live eternally in the next chapter.
Who Is Jesus
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Who exactly is Jesus?The society we live in – even in places like Canada, the United States, and other Western countries – is becoming increasingly secular, with an increasing percentage of people having no idea who Jesus Christ is.Their sole interaction with Him is through the use of a single phrase when they are unhappy.In addition, they never pause to consider why they are using the name of Jesus in this manner rather than the name of another religious person.
Even many individuals who identify as Christians are perplexed as to who Jesus is in reality.Many people are unaware of where He was born, when He lived, why He had to die on the cross, or any of the other fundamental facts about Him.There are many young individuals who identify as Christians yet demonstrate via their views and behavior that they have little understanding of what authentic Christianity is all about.And, in the majority of cases, it is not their fault.They have not seen authentic Christianity exemplified by grownups in their lives.Jesus has been relegated to the background of a ″Christian″ way of life.
- People of all ages, but particularly teens and young adults, require a cause that they are enthusiastic about.
- The proverbial saying goes, ″Until you have something worth dying for, you have nothing worth living for.″ This is true in a variety of ways, and it manifests itself in a variety of attitudes and acts.
- Some people grow pessimistic and settle for boredom or even commit themselves because they have lost all hope.
- Others passionatelygive their life to issues they believe in.
- In many cases, these factors are detrimental not just to themselves, but also to society as a whole.
- Nonetheless, they think they are doing the right thing and are enjoying some level of self-fulfillment in doing so.
They have either forgotten or never knew the answer to the most fundamental issue of human existence: Who is Jesus to me.Many churches now preach half-truths or outright lies, which turn off those who are looking for the truth and turn them away from the church.People who truly follow Jesus, as recorded in the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), will realize that Jesus never made it simple for them to do so.
He was never willing to make concessions or make false promises.He was to be Saviour and Lord.Period.He was forthright about the adversity that will befall His disciples in the future.And He was the one who showed the way.He was also forthright about the ramifications of refusing to acknowledge Him as Lord and Saviour.Most people despise Christianity not because they don’t understand what Jesus taught, but rather because they do understand what Jesus taught!
″Many preachers preach in order to gain popularity rather than in order to change lives.Their sermons are composed primarily of their own ideas, with only a little percentage of God’s truth sprinkled throughout.As a result of his or her lack of biblical knowledge, your ordinary church member will be completely unaware of the difference.″ Just Give Me Jesus, starring Anne Graham Lotz
Jesus is, in fact, the absolute center of the cosmos.Nothing would exist if it weren’t for Him.Even though it is a slap in the face to human pride, everything was created for Jesus Christ and only gets its rightful purpose when seen in light of His person.He is the catalyst for everything, absolutely everything.Everything, above and below, visible and unseen, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything began and finds its ultimate fulfillment in him.He was there long before any of it came into being, and he continues to keep it all together to this day.
- 1 Cor.
- 1:16-17; 2 Tim.
- 1:16-17; Message to be Delivered The only way forward for the world is for people to rediscover Who Jesus really is.
- I should mention that this is also the sole chance for the church, if I may say so.
- Remember the verse from Revelation 3:20?
- I’m right here!
I approach the front door and knock.If anybody hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and have a meal with him, and he will share a meal with Me.Rather than the godless, this letter was addressed to the church!
The Lord Jesus was having difficulty entering into the church, and I’m sure He sympathizes with the many new Christians who are also experiencing difficulty getting into the church.Finding Jesus is not about theology, though it is vital.It is about discovering who Jesus is.We can study everything there is to know about Jesus, but life happens only when we come to know Jesus personally.It must be a developing, close human relationship; else, it is just a collection of data.If you read the following articles, I hope you gain a better understanding of ″who Jesus is,″ but please understand that this is pointless unless you have personally seen Jesus.
If you have never encountered Jesus before, the books Introduction to Life and Reality Check are excellent places to begin.Otherwise, have a look at the items below, but remember that the question is not how much you know about Jesus, but how well you know Jesus.Finally, you must answer the question, ″Who is Jesus?″ for yourself.The response you provide will determine the trajectory of your life.
Who Is Jesus?
Jesus Is the Son of God Jesus is the Son of God.Those three small words, each of which has ten letters, may elicit the most intense feelings of love or hatred.Some men despise those remarks, while others have died as a result of them.Jesus Is a Human Being Some cults claim that Jesus only appeared in the form of a man or that he took on a human appearance.This is not a feasible option.It was necessary for Jesus to be a genuine man in order for salvation to be possible.
- I believe that Jesus is the Saviour.
- What is the reason for our need for a Savior?
- Life frequently appears to flow in an unforced manner.
- We are born, we grow up, we work, we play, and we die.
- If we are fortunate enough to live a moderately happy life, what is the need or need for a savior?
- The nature of God and the nature of reality provide the solution to this question.
The Lordship of Jesus Christ The main confession of the Christian church is that Jesus Christ is Lord.Thousands of individuals have been martyred over the course of the last 2,000 years for refusing to compromise on their religious beliefs.What is the significance of Jesus being the only way to God?
Some individuals believe that there are several paths to God.Are Christians conceited in their belief that Jesus is the only route to God?Jesus Is Worthy of Praise Jesus is lovely – he is abounding in splendor.One of those lovely words that we ″know″ what it means but have a hard time putting into words is ″glory.″ Soldiers will occasionally battle and die in the name of their country’s ″glory.″ Peace Be With You, Jesus The Prince Of Peace However, despite the fact that the phrase ″Prince of Peace″ appears just once in the Bible, it lies at the heart of Jesus’ mission on the planet Earth.But what is the significance of Jesus being granted this title?What type of tranquility does He bring with Him?
The Divine Lover is a personification of love.First and foremost, Christ adores His bride/church.He died in order to reconcile her to Himself.He takes pleasure in her as a Lover who has been enchanted by love.It is a passionate love, but He is the consummate gentleman.What Motivated Jesus to Take Action?
What were the two circumstances that prompted Jesus to take action?We have the impression that Jesus is racing about to satisfy everyone’s wants and solve all of their issues.A close study of the Gospels demonstrates that this was not the case.Was the Virgin Birth Necessary in the First Place?Jesus did not accomplish anything only for the sake of creating a sensation.People were frequently encouraged not to speak about what Jesus had done for them, especially during His early ministry when the vast majority of people would be seeking the greatest amount of attention.
So, why does God make such a big deal over the virgin birth in the first place?Jesus’ Perfect Faith Is Exemplified By As a truly human being, Jesus lived his life in full trust, without ever leaning on His Divine Nature to assist him.Christ’s Sufferings were not in vain.What was the reason for Christ’s sufferings on the cross?The lambs in the Old Testament, which represented Christ, died swiftly and in a merciful manner.Jesus, on the other hand, did not.
- Is God a person who suffers or does he not suffer?
- What about God the Father?
- We know that while Jesus walked the world, He felt every bit of anguish that we feel, but what about God the Father?
- Is He aware of suffering and anguish?
- When we cry out to God in agony, does He only comprehend what we are going through on an intellectual level, or does He feel our sorrow on an emotional level as well?
- Are the words of Jesus that are written in red more important than the words of other scriptures?
Some Bibles have the words of Jesus printed in crimson, which is a common practice.Several Christians believe that these red letters are more essential than the rest of the Bible’s words.As a result, since they are the real words of Jesus, they must be of greater significance.Is this a correct point of view?
- Are You Afraid Of Jesus?
- In the Bible, there was a group of individuals who were scared of Jesus.
- And who were they, and why were they so terrified?
- While it is true that a person or animal dies if they lose too much blood, the Bible takes a more positive approach by considering it a matter of life and death.
- Losing blood is the same as giving life.
- This is the concept that underpins the concept of ″blood brothers″ and blood sacrifices.
With Compassion, I moved.When you read in the Bible that Jesus was moved by compassion, you can be sure that it was a profoundly felt emotion that resulted in action.That satan had fooled individuals, or held them in disease, or possessed them was a source of great terror.The Words of Christ Purify Us.Is it true that the words of Jesus instantly purify us?Both yes and no.
- As long as we are in the appropriate posture, they may be transformed into an instant bath.
- If we are in the wrong posture, they will bounce off of us and have no influence on the situation.
- God’s Purpose for Jesus and for All of Us This life is an investment in our eternal life, and we must keep this fact in mind.
As an alternative, we might think of life as a planting process where we plant a seed and then wait to see what type of plant it will grow into after death.Jesus Showed Disrespect to His Mother, Didn’t He?It appears that Jesus responded to His mother at the Feast of Cana in an unusual and unpleasant manner to our ears.What was He actually trying to say?What Was the Physical Appearance of Jesus?
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Who Is Jesus Christ?
In addition to being hailed as the greatest religious leader who has ever lived, Jesus is also hailed as the most influential person to have ever lived on our planet, and as being unlike anybody else to the point that no one can be compared to Him.However, accepting Jesus Christ just on the basis of His exemplary life and superior moral teaching will not be sufficient to eliminate the stumbling hurdles to Christianity that have been constructed by an unbelieving society.It is only by examining who He claimed to be and what He did during His brief career on our planet that one can truly determine what one thinks of Him.Our conclusion must be that there is no Christianity apart from Christ, and that everything revolves around Him.When you read the Bible, the most prominent topic you will encounter is Jesus Christ and his person and activities.He is the Almighty.
- He took on the form of a human being, died on the cross, and was buried.
- He arose from the grave a second time.
- He is the one and only Savior of the world, and he is all-sufficient.
- He will return to this planet at some point.
- If something is taken away from the Scriptures, they are deprived of any cohesive meaning and continuity.
Jesus Christ is God:
- The only explanation for all He was and did is that He was a divine being. (1) He existed prior to the Father’s creation. ″It was the same with God at the beginning of time. Every item that was made was made by him, and there was nothing that was made that wasn’t made by him″ (John 1:2, 3, KJV). (See also John 17:5 and Colossians 1:17 for more references.) (2)He is the Son of God, according to the Bible. ″He.said also that God was his Father, so elevating himself to the level of God,″ his opponents conceded. (John 5:18, King James Version)
- Peter confessed: ″And we believe and are certain that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God″ (John 6:69, King James Version)
- Jesus declared: ″I and my Father are one″ (John 10:30, King James Version)
- (John 10:30, New International Version)
- (3)He was sinless, as only God can be, as only God can be. ″Which among you persuades me that I am a sinner?″ Jesus questioned His opponents. John the Baptist stated: ″Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps:who did not sin, nor was there any guile in his mouth″ (1 Peter 2:21, 22 KJV)
- Paul stated: ″For he made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin
- that we might be made the righteousness of God in him″ (2 Corinthians 5:21, KJV)
- Peter stated: ″Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should
- (4) He forgives sins in a way that only God can do. ″Only God has the power to forgive sins,″ the Scribes asserted. ″But that you may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins,″ Jesus declared in Mark 2:7, the King James Version. (Matthew 9:6, King James Version) (Also read John 8:11.) In the words of Peter, ″Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed″ (I Peter 2:24, King James Version)
- (5)He was capable of performing miracles. He cured the sick (Matthew 8:9-13
- Luke 4:31-44
- John 4:43 to 5:16
- and other references)
- He fed the hungry (Matthew 8:9-13
- Luke 4:31-44
- John 4:43 to 5:16
- and other references). He raised the dead:Luke 7:11-18
- John 11:1-46
- he appeared to the blind:John 6
- Mark 8
- he appeared to the deaf:John 6
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Jesus Christ Became Man:
″And the Word became flesh and lived among us,″ the Bible says.″abounding in grace and truth″ (John 1:14, KJV).(See also Philippians 2:7, 8, and other passages.) His miraculous birth was predicted 800 years before His arrival: ″Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel″ (Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel) (Isaiah 7:14, KJV).(2)The prophesy was carried out to the letter of the law.The angel said, ″Do not be afraid, Mary; for thy prayer has been heard.As a result of this, you will get pregnant and have a son, whom you will name Jesus.
- (Luke 1:30, KJV; Luke 1:30, KJV).
- (3)Jesus exhibited the following human characteristics: He began to feel fatigued (John 4:6).
- God’s Son drank from the well (John 19:28), ate at the table (Luke 24:40-43), expressed emotions (Mark 6:34), wept (John 11:35), understood what it was like to be tempted (Hebrews 4:15), and died (John 19:30).
Jesus Christ Accomplished the Works of His Father:
- (1) He was crucified and died. This is the central subject of the Gospel of Matthew. One-fourth of the Gospels is devoted to His Passion and Resurrection, which is a significant fact in Christian history. (a)It was for this reason that He came into the world (John 12:27). In Isaiah 53:3-8, He foresaw His death hundreds of years before He arrived on the scene
- the significance of His death. (a)It served as a payment for sin (Matthew 20:28
- Romans 3:24
- 1 Peter 1:18). (b)Its purpose was to pay the price for sin (Romans 3:24
- 1 John 2:2
- 4:10). Humanity has become the target of God’s anger as a result of disobedience and sin, yet God took the initiative in appeasing His wrath by sending His own Son to die on the cross. (3)It is a process of reconciliation. The hostility that existed between us and God has been resolved (Romans 5:10), and we have been reconciled with God (2 Corinthians 5:18, 19). In a sense, it’s a substitution: He died instead of us (1 Peter 3:18
- 2 Corinthians 5:21). Finally, the issue of sin has been fully addressed (1 Peter 2:24
- Hebrews 9:26
- Hebrews 10:12)
- (2)He was risen from the dead: This is a unique and vital aspect of Christian belief and practice. Jesus’ resurrection was a reality (John 20:1-10
- 1 Corinthians 15:4), and his resurrection was credible (John 20:1-10
- 1 Corinthians 15:4). (a)Jesus foretold it in Matthew 13:39-41 and Luke 24:1-7, respectively. In John 20:11-13, we read that the tomb was empty. There were several witnesses who saw Him alive, including the women (Luke 23:55, 56)
- Mary Magdalene (John 20:1, 2, 11-18)
- Peter and the other disciples (John 20:3-9, 19, 20, 24-31
- and the disciples themselves (Luke 23:55, 56).
The Results of His Work:
- (1) He climbed to the right hand of His Father (Luke 24:49-53
- Acts 1:6-11). Secondly, he is our everlasting Mediator (see 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 8:6, and 1 John 2:1). (3)He is our Saviour: ″Thou shalt call his name Jesus: because he shall rescue his people from their sins″ (Matthew 1:21
- Luke 1:18). (Matthew 1:21, King James Version) ″With his right hand, God has exalted him to be a Prince and a Savior, in order to bring repentance to Israel and remission of sins″ (Acts 5:31, KJV). He is the only one who can save you. ″There is no one else who can rescue us, because there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.″ He is a full and whole Savior (Acts 4:12, NIV). He is also capable of saving people to the fullest extent possible if they come to God via him, because he is always there to intercede on their behalf.″ He is a personal Savior, according to Hebrews 7:25 (KJV). It says, ″If thou confess with thy lips the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. ″ Since man believes in righteousness with his heart, and confesses his faith in salvation with his mouth″ (Romans 10:9, 10, King James Version)
The Consummation of His Work:
(1)He will return to this planet at some point (Acts 1:11; Hebrews 10:37; John 14:3).Believers in Christ will be physically raised to begin a new, eternal existence at the end of time (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58).(3)He will rule as King of kings and Lord of lords over His new creation (2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 22:3-5).(2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 22:3-5).152-154 in The Billy Graham Christian Worker’s Handbook (Minneapolis, MN: World Wide Publications, 1984).
Who Was Jesus?
What do we know about Jesus, and how do we know it?(Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.) According to the Christian Gospels and early Christian texts, Jesus was the Messiah (Christ), the Son of God who was killed for the sins of humanity before returning from the dead.In the Gospels, it is claimed that Jesus, who was born in 4 B.C., was able to accomplish miraculous feats such as healing a broad range of ailments merely by touching or speaking to people.Among his other alleged abilities were the capacity to walk on water, make enormous quantities of fish and bread in an instant, raise the dead, rise from the dead himself, calm storms, and expel demons from individuals.Many researchers have been inspired by the legends that have been recounted about him to investigate the following questions: What was Jesus’ true personality like?Was he a genuine person or a fictional character?
- Many of the superhuman acts that Jesus is said to have accomplished are now considered impossible to perform — at least by someone who lived 2,000 years ago — according to modern scientific theory.
- A major challenge in trying to understand who Jesus was and what he was like is that the first texts that discuss Jesus were written around 100 years after his death — although it is likely that they were copied from documents that were written around the same time as Jesus — making it difficult to know what Jesus was really like.
- In 2015, there were allegations that a copy of the Gospel of Mark going back to the first century had been discovered; however, it has since been determined that this manuscript goes back to the second or third centuries A.D.
- Despite several obstacles, modern archaeological and historical research has enabled historians to throw light on some elements of Jesus’ life, including his physical appearance and the conditions of living in his hometown of Nazareth, which were previously unknown.
Birth and early life
According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Jesus was born in Bethlehem to Mary, who was a virgin at the time of his birth.Historically, the year of Jesus’ birth has been a source of contention among scholars, who have generally agreed that it occurred between 7 BCE and 1 BCE.According to academics, the legend of Jesus’ birth on December 25 did not begin until centuries later, and there is no evidence that he was actually born on that day.The Gospel of Matthew tells the story of how magi (a term that is sometimes translated as ″wise men″) traveled from the east, following the star of Bethlehem (which some scientists have speculated could be a comet or the planet Venus), and brought gifts for the baby Jesus, including gold, frankincense, and myrrh.The Gospel also relates that when King Herod learned of Jesus’ birth, he became outraged and demanded that he be captured and executed, even going so far as to order the execution of every boy in Bethlehem who was two years old or younger.According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus and his family survived by fleeing to Egypt and not returning until after Herod’s death.
- Scholars now are skeptical that Herod attempted to assassinate Jesus, pointing out that there is no proof, outside of the Bible, that Herod was aware of Jesus’ existence.
- The Gospels chronicle the story of Jesus’ childhood in Nazareth, where he lived with his mother, Mary, her husband, Joseph, and Jesus’ siblings and cousins.
- The gospels tell the story of a man named John the Baptist, who foretold the arrival of Jesus and baptized those who were seeking forgiveness for their sins.
- After reaching adulthood, the Gospel of Mark reports that Jesus worked as a carpenter, and that there was a tension between Jesus and his family at the time.
- Moreover, the Gospel of Matthew reports that when Jesus returned to Nazareth after his absence, he was met with hostility.
- Mark 6:4 says that a prophet is not without respect unless and until he is recognized in his own town, among his family, and in his own house.
The discovery of two dwellings dating back to the first century A.D.at Nazareth was made as a result of recent archaeological excavation.One of these residences was eventually identified as the residence where Jesus spent his childhood.
It seems from archaeological evidence that the residents of first-century Nazareth were Jewish and less prone to accept Greco-Roman culture than the people who lived in the adjacent town of Sepphoris, according to archaeological evidence.
Generally speaking, academics think that Jesus did not commit himself fully to his mission until he was around 30 years old.According to the biblical narrative, Jesus had not been ministering for very long when he was killed, which suggests that he had not been ministering for very long.According to the Gospel narratives, Jesus spent the most of his ministry in the region around Galilee.In their accounts, Jesus is described as typically avoiding luxury, being content to converse with ″tax collectors″ and ″sinners,″ favoring the poor, and clashing regularly with Jewish religious officials who questioned his claim that he was the Messiah.According to the Gospels, large crowds would occasionally follow Jesus in the hope that he might cure ill people.He had disagreements with his 12 followers from time to time, criticizing them when they shown a lack of faith or perseverance.
- He granted his students the capacity to perform miracles in his name at one point in their training.
- Following their inability to expel a ″unclean demon″ from a youngster, Jesus became enraged.
- ″’You unbelieving generation,’ Jesus said, ‘how long do you think I’ll be with you?’ he asked.
- ‘How much longer am I going to put up with you?’″ 9:19 in the Gospel of Mark.
- When Jesus talked of the end times, he said that the heavens would be darkened and that the earth would be destroyed ″Nations will rise up against one another, and kingdoms will rise up against one another.
- There will be earthquakes in a number of locations, as well as famines.″ Mark 13:8 is a passage from the Bible that explains how to be a Christian.
According to the Gospels, one of Jesus’ disciples, Judas Iscariot, betrayed Jesus by arranging a deal with a group of Jewish religious leaders in exchange for money, in which he agreed to assist them in arresting Jesus.In the following days, the leaders brought Jesus before Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect (governor) of Judea, where he was tried and executed.According to the narrative given in the Gospels, Pilate was hesitant to convict Jesus, but was compelled to do so by a mob that desired Jesus’ execution on the cross.
Following Jesus’ crucifixion and burial in a tomb, legend has it that Jesus awoke from his death and returned to life.It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when Jesus was crucified.In the years 26 to 37 A.D., Pontius Pilate served as governor of Judea, and the execution of Jesus would have taken place at some point during that time period.According to the tales given in the Gospels, Jesus’ trial and execution took place around the time of Passover, a Jewish festival that takes place in the spring.
What did Jesus look like?
- Recent study undertaken by Joan Taylor, professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism at King’s College London, has provided us with a glimpse of what Jesus could have looked like in his day. Her study reveals that Jesus was around 5 feet 5 inches tall, had olive-brown complexion and black hair, and likely kept his beard and hair short and well-trimmed in order to keep lice out, which was a big problem at the time of his ministry. Taylor writes in her book ″What Did Jesus Look Like?″ that Jesus’ occupation as a carpenter and the fact that he went on foot, along with the fact that Jesus was likely unable to eat regular meals, meant that he was likely skinny yet fairly strong (T&T Clark, 2018). ″Jesus was a man who was physically demanding in terms of the work from which he came,″ Taylor explained to Live Science in an interview. In any case, he shouldn’t be portrayed as someone who was content with his lot in life
- unfortunately, that’s the type of picture we sometimes receive.″ Additional materials are available at: More information concerning Jesus’ life may be found at the Biblical Archaeology Society website.
- In this article from Smithsonian Magazine, you will learn about new archaeological discoveries that have given light on the enigma of Jesus
- Watch National Geographic’s When Was the Tomb of Christ Discovered? for more information.
Owen Jarus is a writer for Live Science who specializes in archaeology and all topics relating to the history of mankind. A bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto and a journalism degree from Ryerson University are among Owen’s qualifications. He loves learning about fresh research and is always on the lookout for an interesting historical story.
Christian religious leader Jesus (born c.6–4 bce in Bethlehem, died c.30 ce in Jerusalem), also known as Jesus Christ, Jesus of Galilee, or Jesus of Nazareth (born c.6–4 bce in Bethlehem, died c.30 ce in Jerusalem), was one of the world’s great faiths.The majority of Christians believe that he is the God-man, or the Incarnation of God.
- The article Christology examines the development of Christian thinking on the teachings and nature of Jesus throughout history.
Name and title
Ancient Jews often had only one name, and when further detail was required, it was traditional to include the father’s surname or the location of origin in the name as well.As a result, throughout his lifetime, Jesus was referred to as Jesus son of Joseph (Luke 4:22; John 1:45, 6:42), Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 10:38), or Jesus the Nazarene (Luke 4:22).(Mark 1:24; Luke 24:19).Following his death, he was given the title ″Jesus Christ.″ Christ was not originally a given name, but rather a title derived from the Greek word christos, which is a translation of the Hebrew phrase meshiah (Messiah), which means ″the anointed one,″ as in ″the anointed one.″ Jesus’ disciples considered him to be the anointed son of King David, and some Jews anticipated him to restore the fortunes of Israel as a result of this title attribution.Early Christian writers were aware that the Christ was a proper title, as evidenced by passages such as Acts 2:36, but in many passages of the New Testament, including those found in the letters of Apostle Paul, Jesus’ name and title are combined and used together as Jesus’ name: Jesus Christ, also spelled Christ Jesus (Romans 1:1; 3:24).Paul referred to Jesus by his given name, Christ, on occasion (e.g., Romans 5:6).
Summary of Jesus’ life
Even though he was born in Bethlehem, Jesus was a Galilean from Nazareth, a town near Sepphoris, one of the two major cities in Galilee, according to the gospels of Matthew and Luke (Tiberias was the other).He was born to Joseph and Mary somewhere between 6 bce and just before the death of Herod the Great (Matthew 2; Luke 1:5) in 4 bce, according to the earliest available evidence.However, according to Matthew and Luke, Joseph was solely his legal father in the eyes of the law.They claim that Mary was a virgin when Jesus was conceived and that she was ″discovered to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit″ when Jesus was born (Matthew 1:18; cf.Luke 1:35).When Joseph was a carpenter (Matthew 13:55), it was considered to be an honorable profession because it required the use of one’s hands.
- And, according to Mark 6:3, Jesus himself became a carpenter.
- Despite the fact that Luke (2:41–52) claims that Jesus was precociously intelligent as a youngster, there is no additional proof of his childhood or early life.
- He was baptized by the prophet John the Baptist when he was a young adult, and he went on to become an itinerant preacher and healer after that (Mark 1:2–28).
- While in his mid-30s, Jesus had a brief public career that lasted maybe less than a year, but it was at that time that he drew widespread notice.
- He traveled to Jerusalem to commemorate Passover at some point between 29 and 33 CE—possibly as early as 30 CE—where, according to the Gospels, his entry was triumphal and filled with eschatological significance, and he died shortly after.
- He was apprehended, tried, and killed while he was there.
Following his resurrection from the grave, his disciples started to believe that he had appeared to them.They persuaded others to believe in him, which resulted in the establishment of a new religion, Christianity.
Faith in Focus: Why did Jesus come to earth?
In our lives, we all want for a sense of direction and significance, a reason for our being, and an explanation for what we are doing.Not only do individuals seek meaning in their lives, but so do businesses, which publish mission and vision statements to explain to their constituencies, workers, and customers what they are trying to accomplish.We’re all looking for a way to make sense of our life.So what do you think of Jesus?What did he want to accomplish with his life?What was the reason for Jesus’ arrival on Earth more than 2,000 years ago?
- When attempting to address this issue, there are numerous approaches that might be taken.
- One approach is to study Jesus’ own comments, which were recorded for us in the Gospels by eyewitnesses to his life and work.
- Let us take a look at a couple of these claims in more detail.
- According to Matthew’s account, Jesus delivered the well-known Sermon on the Mount, in which he stated: ″Do not believe that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them″ (Matthew 5:17).
- (Matthew 5:17).
- It should be noted that in this remark, Jesus refers to the ″Law″ and ″the Prophets,″ which is an abbreviated manner of referring to the Old Testament writings.
One of the primary reasons Jesus came to the world was to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament.In other words, Jesus came to fulfill the promises of God that had been written for us in the Old Testament before he came to earth.As well as this, God made a promise to Adam and Eve in the Old Testament that a descendant of Eve would be sent to battle Satan and undo the effects of the curse of sin (cf.
Genesis 3:15).In this lineag