The Lord JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God — Question and Answer — Introduction

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The Lord JESUS CHRIST

the Son of God

Question and answer

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Introduction

Today we begin a series of articles in which we will see what is the biblical answer to the following question that the Lord Jesus solemnly addressed to His disciples:

“But ye, who do ye say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15)

After the birth of the Lord Jesus, the devil wanted to annul, even from the beginning, the work of Salvation that He came to accomplish; he tried to do that by killing Him while He was still a newborn child. But he failed, because it is written about that newborn Child: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) How can a creature like Satan annul the plan of the Mighty God?… The Scripture said, long before Jesus was born, that God Almighty would come and would finish the work of our Salvation, “and the scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). During the whole of Christ’s life on earth, the devil wanted to nullify His work, whether by tempting Him and by trying to push Him to sin and to disobey God, or even to commit suicide by throwing Himself down from the pinnacle of the Temple, or by trying to kill Him by the hand of the Jews before He gets to the cross of our Salvation… Even when He was on the cross, Satan wanted to tempt Him to come down from that cross so that we may not be saved and so that God may not be glorified in His Son. But the evil one, the ruler of this world (of the sinful worldly system that is against God), failed in all of that, because the One against whom he was waging war is the One who said: “the ruler of the world comes, and in me he has nothing (John 14:30); and “On this account the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it again. I have received this commandment of my Father.” (John 10:17-18); and “I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) The Lord Jesus died, not because of any sin in Him (may it never be!), for He is the Holy One, but because of our sins that He bore. Throughout the centuries, Satan wanted to make people believe wrong things about the crucifixion, or even to deny the crucifixion entirely, because that’s where he was defeated and we were saved and God was glorified. Note how false religions fiercely attack the crucifixion or the real meaning of the crucifixion… On the third day after His propitiatory death on the cross, the Lord Jesus rose again from the dead, because, just as He previously said, He has authority to lay down His life and He has authority to take it again. Thus, “When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.” (Colossians 2:15)

After the devil failed to annul the work of Jesus, he endeavored through the centuries to mislead the minds of people concerning the truths related to the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, and especially concerning His Deity. The deception is so great, that people through the centuries had some very wrong opinions about Jesus, going from one erroneous extreme to another: Some thought that He was a liar; others thought that He was a simple human or that He didn’t even exist; others thought that He was a mighty prophet just like all other prophets; others thought that He was the final step of a chain of reincarnations; others said that He is the first created being and yet not the Creator; others thought that He is a member of a pantheon of gods; even some thought that He had the Divinity in Him yet He is not God Himself… All of these were deceived by a great deception, because they didn’t want to believe the truth: “they have not received the love of the truth that they might be saved. And for this reason God sends to them a working of error, that they should believe what is false, that all might be judged who have not believed the truth, but have found pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12) But those who belong to Christ in all centuries will not be deceived, as they believe all what God says in His Word. The Lord Jesus asks us today, just as He asked His disciples: “But ye, who do ye say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) And He wanted that they and we know the answer, the true answer. And the only true answer is found in the Word of God, as we will see. Our faith in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ is very essential, for in John 8:24 the Lord Jesus says: “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” If we don’t believe the truth about the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, we will die in our sins; and this is more than serious.

The coming questions and answers will show how God reveals in His Word that the Lord Jesus Christ is God who was incarnated and became a human to save us from the yoke of sin. A simple comparison between the verses is enough to make us reach the evident conclusion that the Lord Jesus Christ is equal to the Father in essence, i.e. that He is God the Son, although He is not the Father. The Lord Jesus is the same God as the Father, although not the same Person as the Father. This is the Nature of the One God as revealed in the Word of God; those who do not have the love of the truth in them and who find their pleasure in unrighteousness refuse this revelation of God about His Nature. Whenever a misled person attacks the Deity of Jesus Christ, you can just ask him these questions, and he will not be able to give you the answers of the Bible which we will read together, but he will give you answers that disagree with what the Bible says. Indeed, the Bible so clearly answers these questions that we don’t even need to comment after we read those verses where the questions are answered. But I will give a short explanatory comment with each biblical answer for those who want to understand how a passage from the Bible interprets another passage without the need for human interpretations.

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2 Responses to The Lord JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God — Question and Answer — Introduction

  1. francis says:

    The 1st Day of Creation

    “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of G-D moved upon the face of the waters.” (Gen 1:2)

    Then G-D spoke HIS Word into being…….

    “Let there be Light”!

    And “There was Light”…….

    And such ‘Light’ was to be, and is, Eternal!

    So Hope is Alive!

    Even though this wicked world begins and ends it’s day in darkness it is good to realize that the 1st Day of Creation, although begun midst the darkness, ended in ‘Light’!

    And such ‘Light’ was not the sun, moon or stars for they were not created until the 4th Day.

    G-D’s Word “Let there be Light” became “The Light which enlightens every man born into the world” and was “the glory The Messiah had with Our Father before the world began”…….

    LIGHT Begot Light…….

    The Messiah, “The Light of the world”(Jn8:12)…….

    The Messiah, “The beginning of The Creation of G-D”(Rev1:1, 3:14)…….

    The Messiah, “The Son of The Living G-D”…….

    And Our Father, HE “created all things by(of, in and thru) The Messiah” (Ep3:9)…….

    The 1st Day of Creation.

    “And G-D called The Light, Day, and the darkness HE called night. And the evening(darkness) and the morning(Light) was the 1st day.” (Gen 1:5)

    Now if the beginning can not be ‘seen’ nor understood, then what of the end?

    Confusion would reign! And today confusion does reign midst the religious systems of this world, and especially those who believe in a three headed pagan g-d, for apart from “The Light” there is only darkness, “the blind leading the blind” ;-(

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this world and it’s systems of religion “for the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one”(1JN5:19) indeed and Truth…….

    Truth IS and IS Forever, a lie is not…….

    Abide in The Truth…….

  2. Dear readers,

    In the comment of francis we see an example of someone misled by the evil one to believe falsehood. For francis thinks the Word of God was created when God created the created light, while the Bible clearly says about the Word:

    All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” (John 1:3)

    So even that formless earth, that existed before the creation of the created light and that is a part of those “all things”, came into being through the Word of God, because the Word is the Creator:

    “YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS” (Hebrews 1:10)

    You see the confusion of francis: he thinks that the created light is the same as the Light who created that light and to whom that created light pointed as a figure. Maybe francis doesn’t know that the created light is material, while God is Spirit… And light can exist without the sun and the moon. And note also how francis is confused concerning the verse where Jesus is called the Beginning: “The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God” (Revelation 3:14) It’s clear that francis didn’t read the Bible with faith, as the Bible had already said before Revelation 3:14 that God, and ONLY God, is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega… I wonder if francis understands God is the Beginning of what… Maybe he thinks He’s the beginning of the first symphony of Beethoven?… Or the Beginning of His creation and also the End of that creation, for all come from Him and go to Him?…

    As you see, cultists build their views on misunderstandings of God’s Word, and those misunderstandings result from a lack of faith in Christ, because, as Jesus said, if anyone does not believe that He is, he will die in his sins…

    We will see the details in this series. I wish if all those who will comment concentrate on the topic of each article and discuss the content of that article without embarrassing themselves with their fallen human philosophies.

    Grace be with you!
    Disciple of Jesus Christ

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