Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jesus Christ is God in the flesh


Questioning about the Messiah’s divine origin is something I considered a misguided query, not even necessary. It is only indicative of someone’s ignorance to the words of God which is the Holy Bible. But since not everyone was more than willing to read and study the Holy Bible, or if having read so but also misinterpreted, allow me to give you a short refresh about why Jesus Christ was a God and not just a human being. In the book of John chapter 10, verse 30, Jesus was quoted as saying, “I and the Father are one.” It was a clear statement from Jesus Christ declaring himself a God. This declaration of divine identity by Jesus has angered the Jews of his time so that they were quoted in a reply as saying, in John 10:33, “we are not stoning you for any of these but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”

If Jesus is not God, then he was lying about what he has declared about himself. Some people believed he is a prophet, a good teacher, while there are those who even labeled him as the first communist. But who do you think he really is?

The answer could be found in the Holy Bible, plain and simple. Jesus is God in the flesh. John chapter 1, verse 1 was clearly saying that “the Word was God.” It was confirmed in verse 14 of the same chapter about the Word becoming flesh.

There are lots of Bible verses to quote from to support about such a claim that Jesus is God. In John chapter 8, verse 58, Jesus clearly announced to the Jews who asked for his identity using the Old Testament name for God to reference himself with, “before Abraham was born, I am!” God revealed his name to Moses in Exodus chapter 3, verse 14 as “I am who I am or I am.”

But while the belief of the Christ to be God is to know of the truth, it is also important to have a deeper understanding about the concept of the “trinity” which is about God existing in three persons. The word “trinity” is not literally mentioned in the Holy Scriptures yet such a concept could be found from beginning to end. In John chapter 14, verse 23, Jesus explained to his disciples about making a home for those who obey his teachings; the work, which will be carried out both by him and his Father, would be possible through the Spirit of Truth (John chapter 14, verses 16 to 17).

One of my favorite descriptions about the divine identity of the Christ came from Apostle Paul when he said, in the book of the Colossians chapter 1, verses 15 to 17, about Jesus being “the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creations: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,  whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

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