Who Is This Jesus Everyone Talks About?
Who is this Jesus that everyone talks about? Is He a prophet? Is He a great teacher? Is He a great historical figure? Who is Jesus?
The first rule of believing is that you have to trust the Bible to tell you the truth. If you cannot trust the Bible to tell you the true story, then you will have difficulty believing that Jesus existed before He came in the flesh. The Bible is the only true source that gives an eyewitness account of the life of Jesus. When you believe that the Bible is the only truthful account of the pre-existence of Jesus, the rest is easy.
Jesus walked the earth. From Josephus to other great history books, His appearance on earth is without question. The Person called Jesus existed before time began. He never had a beginning and He never will have an end.
Many of you will say that He had a beginning. He was born in the flesh, wasn't He?
He was born of the virgin Mary. The birth is true, but He existed before He came in the flesh. This is what makes Him unique and distinct. This is what makes Jesus God. The gospel of the apostle John, chapter one, verses 1 through 3 says, "In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made." We had a beginning in the flesh when we were born of our parents. But Jesus existed before He came in the flesh. What makes Jesus God is that He was responsible for creation. Everything that you see, Jesus was the One that spoke the worlds into existence. This is what makes Him God.
What makes Him Savior is that He died for the sins of the whole world. Every man's sins, from Adam to the last man yet to be born, His sinless blood paid the price of man's sin and He purchased or redeemed man back from sin. But man must accept the provision of salvation by faith to receive the gift of grace to be saved.
So Jesus is more than a great historical figure. He is God because He created the worlds and He is Savior because He died for the sins of the whole world.