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Jesus — God The Son
3/16/2017

For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 1 John 5:7 (NKJV)

Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44), and we can see this truth, as he has promoted so many partial truths (half-lies) in the form of man-made religions. He does this with the goal of diluting Jesus’ true identity. It always brings me sadness, and it puzzles me when so many people will follow these false teachings and agree to refute the deity of Jesus. 

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. 1 Timothy 4:1 (NKJV)

Some of these latter-day false teachings will speak highly of Jesus, but will stop short—saying He was only the Son of God, or that Jesus was simply a prophet or good man. The way I see it, Jesus is either fully God, or He is deceitfully wicked and sinful. He is either fully God, or He has operated incorrectly in a capacity reserved for God. If He allowed others to wrongly worship and call Him God without rebuking them, then He is no longer our Savior, and our faith is in vain. 

Thankfully, our faith is not in vain, as the Bible clearly teaches us that Jesus is God, He is the Son, and He is our Savior. Here are just a few of the things we can know with certainty about Jesus, as recorded in the Bible.

· Jesus was God in the Flesh – Emmanuel, God with us (Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:23; 1 Tim. 3:16; John 1:14)

· Jesus forgave sins – something only God could do (Mark 2:5-11)

· Jesus gave eternal life – something only God could do (John 10:28)

· Jesus said He had the keys of hell and of death – something only God has (Rev. 1:18)

· Jesus included Himself in the Holy Trinity of God – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19)

· Isaiah 44:24 states God created the world by himself alone, and yet we are told in John 1:3, and Colossians 1:16, that Jesus created all things.

· The religious Jews killed Jesus because they said He made Himself to be God and we can clearly see He did not refute this title, or rebuke them for saying this. 

· Again, when Thomas saw Jesus after He resurrected, he said, “My Lord, and my God (John 20:28). Again, Jesus allowed the title of God to be put upon Himself, and He did not rebuke Thomas. In fact, He replied by saying, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)

God said clearly, I am the first, and I am the last: and beside me there is no God (Isaiah 44:6). Jesus clearly stated, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last” (Revelation 1:17). Well, either we have two-firsts and two-lasts, or Jesus is in fact God.

God knew the devil would distort the truth and make several counterfeit religions to lead many off the correct path. So He has given us His Word (the Bible) to guide us in all truth and to equip us to have proper doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16-17). It is so important for us to study and follow the truth of God’s Word so we can rightly divide the truth, and defend our faith. 

STUDY QUESTION: According to 1 Timothy 4:1 why will some depart from simply placing their faith in Jesus as their Lord and God?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Who is Jesus to You? Is He your Lord, and your God?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Continue to read your Bible daily – seeking God for wisdom, guidance and insight continually.

PRAYER Father, thank You for allowing Your Son Jesus to be manifest in the flesh – fully God, and fully man. Lord, I ask that You will open the eyes of all who have been deceived by the enemy so they may know the truth about Jesus. I ask this to be done by the Holy Spirit, and in Jesus’ precious name, amen…

 

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 


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