Who Is Jesus Christ?
Question: Who is Jesus Christ?
Who is Jesus Christ?
There are those who may say that Jesus never claimed to be the messiah, or the Son of God, or divine. But, the record from the Bible is very clear:
- Jesus claimed to be the Messiah - John 4:25 & John 4:26
- Jesus claimed to be the Son of God - John 9:35-38
- Jesus claimed to be God - John 8:58
These are significant claims. These claims are the foundation of our Christian faith. Can we find anything to "back up" these claims, or do we simply "take it on faith?"
In spite of what some may say, it is more reasonable to accept Jesus Christ than to reject Him. It is more reasonable to believe in Jesus than to doubt Him.
It takes someone special to perform the miracles that Jesus performed:
- Born of a virgin - Matthew 1:22-23
- Raised from the dead - Matthew 28:5-6 & Romans 10:9
- Restored sight with a touch of His hand -Matthew 9:27-31
- Feed 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 small fish - Matthew 14:19-21
- Forgave sins - Matthew 9:1-7
Anyone willing to accept the word of the New Testament has all the proof they need regarding Jesus' true identity. But, do we have enough evidence to confirm Jesus' identity as Messiah even without the miraculous acts he performed? Yes we can!
Jesus' identity is confirmed through the fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecy.
- The Old Testament books were written and their contents established centuries before Christ. Jesus and His followers could not have written those books or influenced their content during His lifetime on earth. These Old Testament books predict a coming Messiah. And, they give information so that this messiah may be recognized when he appears.
- The life of Jesus Christ is a literal fulfillment of Bible prophecies which are specifically identify the coming Messiah.
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- It is not reasonable to believe that Jesus fulfilled these prophecies by chance.
- It is not reasonable to believe that Jesus was involved in a plot which falsely presented him as the Messiah
- It is reasonable to believe that prophetic fulfillment is exactly what it was intended to be: an indication of who the Messiah really is - Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the only religious leader whose arrival was predicted prior to his arrival on Earth and who came exactly when and as predicted.
Given the fact that, despite incredible odds, someone matching the descriptions found in the Old Testament came at exactly the right time lends credence to what Jesus had to say. Given the fact that His own existence was a miracle, it is not unreasonable to believe that Jesus himself could perform miracles and that we should believe His word to us:
"For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10)
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." (John 5:24)
"All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matt. 11:27-30)
"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." (John 15:12)
And, many many more words which may be found in your New Testament.
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