Who is Jesus?
One of the greatest questions ever asked is, “Who is Jesus?” Explaining who Jesus is will take far more space than this web page allows, but here we can give a brief overview of who the Lord is. First, we may say that Jesus is the “creator.” All things were made “through” Jesus (Col. 1:16). In Jn. 1:3 we learn that “all things” have been created by the Lord; “without him was not anything made that hath been made.” Paul also affirmed Jesus’ role in creation in verses like 1 Cor. 8:6. We also see Jesus’ role in the creation expressed by Heb. 1:2.
Jesus’ was involved with the creation because He is deity. Jesus is not identical to the Father in that they are the same person (this is a false doctrine taught by groups such as the United Pentecostal Church), but He is deity. In Jn. 1:1 Jesus is identified as the “Word” and this verse says He “was” God. Notice, also, how the text says He was “with” God (the preposition “with” shows that the doctrine of the United Pentecostal Church is false). Jesus’ deity is also seen in places such as Heb. 1:8: “But of the Son he says, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.”
of who Jesus is, the Bible associates many things with Him.
People must have faith in Jesus if they hope to be saved (Jn.
1:12) and “obey” Him (Heb. 5:8-9).
A person cannot be justified from sin without coming to Christ (1
Cor. 6:11), and this forgiveness includes being baptized into Him (Gal.
3:27; Acts 2:38). Christians
are to “glorify God in the name of Jesus” (2 Thess. 1:12) and do “all in
His name” (Col. 3:17).
Jesus is so important that He is described in many ways throughout the New Testament. He is called the “author” of life in places like Acts 3:15. He is the “beloved son” (Mt. 3:16-17) and “the conqueror” (Rev. 19:14-16). We might think of Jesus as the “despised” among some people (Lk. 10:16) and even the “disguised” (Mk. 16:12). Jesus is one who is portrayed as “knocking” (Rev. 3:20), but not all open to Him. Those who do will be able to fully see His “glory” at the appropriate time (Rev. 1:14-17). For the saved, Jesus serves as a “high priest” (Heb. 7:23-24) as well as “intercessor” (Heb. 725-26). Of course, Jesus is a “king” (Jn. 19:19-20), but His “kingdom is not of this world” (Jn. 18:36).
Are you one of Jesus' disciples? Are you a member of Jesus' church, the church He purchased with His blood (Acts 20:28)?