is God in the flesh.
Adherents to other world religions deny this truth.
Any psuedo-Christian group denying this truth is a cult.
Furthermore, no one can hope for eternal life without
placing their faith in this fundamental Bible doctrine.
| The acceptance of Jesus as
Deity, thus, the second person of the Trinity, distinguishes Christians
from other world religions as well as the cults. The Bible says that
Jesus is God in the flesh.
The Scriptures provide all
the evidence needed to validate this doctrine...
Jesus has always been
with the Father. The Old Testament prophet wrote, "For unto us
a Child is born... And His name will be called... Everlasting..." (Isaiah
9:6). The New Testament declares, "To the Son He says, '...You
O Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens
are the work of your hands" (Hebrews 1:10). Doubting
or not believing this doctrine would demonstrate a total lack of understanding
regarding God altogether. If God truly be everywhere, why would He
not be able to come to this world in the flesh using the laws of natural
birth, development, and maturation that He Himself created? If God
is truly all knowing, why would he not be able to come to this world to
teach man those principles that He determinded are most essential?
If God is truly all powerful, why would he not be able to come to this
world, live, demonstrate his love by sacrificing Himself in death, and
then, by hiw own power, raise Himself from the dead. Who would argue
these points and how radically would they have to twist the clear teachings
of Scripture to do so?
Jesus fulfilled all of
the Old Testament prophecies concerning a Messiah. It has been
determined that Jesus had 1 chance in 10 to the 28th power ("Science Speaks"
Moody Press) of fulfilling the many prophecies regarding a Messiah without
taking into consideration those that are yet to be fulfilled when He comes
back to set up His earthly kingdom. In fact, He did it.
Regardless of all those who have claimed messianic ownership down through
the ages, none of them even began to fulfill any of the Old Testament prophecies
concerning the true identity of the Messiah. He fulfilled every single
one of them and with ease. "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though
thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come
forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been
from of old, from everlasting."
Jesus has the power to
forgive sins. The Gospel writer, Luke, asks, "Who can forgive
sins but God alone?" (Luke 5:20-25) Verse 24 provides the answer,
"The Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins." Since it is
God Whom we have sinned against whenever we do so, whether they be sins
of commission or ommission, it is only He Who can grant forgiveness.
Indeed, he forgives those who humbly seek His grace and mercy. The
Bible makes it clear that Jesus has the power to forgive sin. Therefore,
if only God can forgive sin, then who is Jesus?
Jesus demonstrated power
that belongs to God alone. How many men have turned water into
wine, healed the sick, walked on water, cured lepers, fed thousands with
a little boy's lunch, and even raised the dead? These events were
corroborated by hundreds and thousands. They were either mass halucinations
or these events really happened. Jesus was either a huckster that
executed impossible magic tricks or He is, in fact, God in the flesh.
Then, to top it all off, He did something that goes beyone anyone's ability
to rationalize other than what is undeniably evident...He raised Himself
from the dead. Unlike those who claimed messiahship and are long
dead and gone, the Messiah walked triumphant out of His tomb after having
been subjected to a death that would have been absolutely impossible to
And that he was buried, and
that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that
he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above
five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this
present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James;
then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of
one born out of due time.
Jesus is Deity.
Those who desire to dubunk
this truth are defeated by God's Word before they even begin.
Those who accept this truth
and do so by exercising personal faith in the risen Son of God may expect
to live forever.
|Slippage Questions: The
Doctrine of God the Son
we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard,
lest at any time we should let them slip." ~ Hebrews 2:1
|Does the church you attend teach that
Jesus is Deity and that He is, in fact, the Son of God?
|Did you know that the cults (Christian
Scientists, Jehovah Witnesses, Unitarians) do not accept the Deity of Jesus?
|If Jesus is not Who He says He is, then
why does the Bible make it clear that those who do not put their faith
and trust in Him will go to Hell? John 3:36
|If Jesus is not God in the flesh but just
a good teacher or prophet, then why did he go through all the trouble of
dying on the cross and raising Himself from the dead?
|Did the church you attend once emphasize
the personal acceptance of God's Son to be saved or has it since departed
from declaring the Gospel to explore what it now says are more relevant
|Do you think that lost souls in Hell are
concerned about whatever those "relevant issues" might be?