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Who is Jesus Christ?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Unlike the question "Does God exist?" very few people question whether Jesus Christ existed. It is generally accepted that Jesus was truly a man who walked on the earth in Israel 2000 years ago. Th...

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Mini Rotimi EWEDEMI Very keen Bible Researcher
The direct answer to this question is provided by the Bible.

Therefore, let us hear directly what the Bible says:

1. "And Jesus, when he was baptized,...and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove... And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased") Matthew 3:16 -17 KJV).

2. " While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him (Luke 9:34-35 KJV).

3. "WHEN JESUS had spoken these things, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour has come. Glorify and exalt and honor and magnify Your Son, so that Your Son may glorify and extol and honor and magnify You. [Just as] You have granted Him power and authority over all flesh (all humankind), [now glorify Him] so that He may give eternal life to all whom You have given Him. And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do"(John 17:1-4 AMP)

4. " Now at the setting of the sun...all those who had any [who were] sick with various diseases brought them to Him, and He laid His hands upon every one of them and cured them. And demons even came out of many people, screaming and crying out, You are the Son of God! But He rebuked them and would not permit them to speak, because they knew that He was the Christ (the Messiah "(Luke 4:40-41AMP)

5. "I saw in the night visions...on the clouds of the heavens came One like a Son of man, and He came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And there was given Him [the Messiah] dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom is one which shall not be destroyed "(Daniel 7:13-14 AMP)

6. "And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning and Author of God’s creation (Revelation 3:14 AMP)

7. "He who overcomes (is victorious), I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of My God... and I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which descends from My God out of heaven, and My own new name (Revelation 3:12 AMP).

8." And from Jesus Christ the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead [first to be brought back to life] and the Prince (Ruler) of the kings of the earth. To Him Who ever loves us and has once [for all] loosed and freed us from our sins by His own blood, And formed us into a kingdom... priests to His God and Father--to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen (so be it" (Revelation 1:5-6 AMP)

9. "Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead...Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen (Galatians 1:3 - 1:5 KJV)

10. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV)

CONCLUSION: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was sent by the Father. He called his Father "my God", and "the only true God". He is a separate and distinct individual from his Father. He is the "mighty God" but his Father is "the Almighty". He is our Saviour and King-Designate.

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Mini Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Jesus Christ is the sinless Savior: 
As the debate progressed in John 8, Christ declared, “And he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone; for I do always the things that are pleasing unto him” (John 8:29). The statement is absolutely shocking. Who would possibly make such a claim—even in the presence of his friends, let alone his enemies? If Jesus was an ordinary human, flawed by the weaknesses common to all, his affirmation of perfect obedience has to be the most egotistical boast in human history. His statement either was a grand delusion, an unconscionable lie, or else it was an expression of fact—there are no other options!

You would think these Jews would have arisen with a mighty voice of solidarity, nailing him with evidence of known transgressions. The fact is, they avoided a response and deflected the exchange by an appeal to their heritage as the offspring of Abraham.

When Jesus peeled back the façade, charging that they were the offspring of the patriarch in blood only—certainly not in spirit—they emphatically protested that they were not “born of fornication” (John 8:41). This doubtless was a backhanded slap at the record of his birth to an unmarried woman (i.e., to the virgin)—as if he had a biological father in addition to his stepfather, Joseph.
The Lord was not deterred. He relentlessly pursued his indictment of these hypocrites, affirming even, “You are of your father the devil” (John 8:44). This was not an emotional tirade; it was a calm statement of fact.

Then with incredible courage, he challenged them: “Is there anyone here who can convict me of sin?” (John 8:46). The daring question must have elicited a deafening silence. Who would step forward with a charge? Not a soul! William Barclay once noted that this narrative is as important for its implied silences as for the verbal exchanges. Indeed! The Savior’s claim of perfection was never refuted. They could not indict him with any sin; with blood in their eyes, they could only seek to kill him (John 8:59).

The sinlessness of Jesus is a fact in the Gospels. Those who knew Him best declared Him to be without sin (1 Pet 2:22; 1 Jn 3:5; compare 2 Cor 5:21). The Gospels must be rent in pieces before this image of a perfect holiness can be erased from them.

Christ alone lived a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15; 7:23-28; 9:13-14; 1 Peter 2:21-24); as such, He alone qualifies to be Savior. As Leviticus makes clear, animals offered as sacrifices for sin must be without blemish. This prefigured the sacrifice of Christ who, as sinless, was able to die for the sins of others and not for Himself. But no one else in the history of the world has lived a totally sinless life. Therefore, Jesus alone qualifies to be Savior.

Then, Christ alone died a penal, substitutionary death (Isa. 53:4-6; Rom. 3:21-26; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:10-14); as such, He alone qualifies to be Savior. The wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23). 

Further, Christ alone rose from the dead triumphant over sin (Acts 2:22-24; Rom. 4:25; 1 Cor. 15:3-8, 16-23). As such, He alone qualifies to be Savior. The Bible indicates that a few people, other than Christ, have been raised from the dead (1 Kings 17:17-24; John 11:38-44), but only Christ has been raised from the dead never to die again, having triumphed over sin. The wages of sin is death, and the greatest power of sin is death. 

The conclusion is unquestionable: Christ alone qualifies as Savior, and Christ alone is Savior. Jesus’ own words could not be clearer: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). And the apostle Peter confirms: “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). These claims are true of no one else in the history of the world. Indeed, Jesus alone is Savior.

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