Friday, October 20, 2023

Who is Jesus?


There are many questions that circle around the world today. Some are important, like, “How will the Russia-Ukraine war end?”; others are far less important, like, “Which team will win the World Cup?”. While all these questions have relative importance for time, questions about God and eternity are different. One of the most important questions we must all give an accurate answer to is this question, “Who is Jesus?”

Although many opinions have been traded to and fro about this question, the Bible is the only source that carries any weight of certainty. The Bible tells us very clearly who He was and is. It also tells us that correctly identifying Him is vital for us to have a right relationship with God (John 8:24). The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is God and was always God from before time began. It says in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” 

Yet, the verse below tells us that this mighty Being became a man and walked in His creation and among His own creatures. He was a real man, born in Bethlehem to a real woman, the Virgin Mary. He was raised in Nazareth, a town you can visit in modern-day Israel today. There is no doubt about the reality of this man, Jesus of Nazareth.

A question that, unfortunately, many fail to ask is this: “Why was He here?” Considering that an eternal Person walked in Israel 2,000 years ago is amazing. However, without a clear purpose for Him being here, His presence would have demonstrated nothing other than that we are hopelessly weak and sinful.

But praise God, He did have a purpose in coming down here! Jesus said: “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). The Lord Jesus came down to Earth to die on the cross for our sins. He took the punishment we deserved upon Himself so He could bring us to God. That is why is He came!

So today, take the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is both God and man as your own Lord and Saviour.

Written by a Guest Blogger


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