The Jesus of the Bible

 

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The Jesus of the Bible

The Bible presents Jesus Christ, the unique Savior of mankind, as being both fully God and fully Man. He is eternal, without beginning or end, and as the second Person of the Trinity is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

[Note: Personally, we avoid using the term “Trinity” because of its long history of deep theological debate and its intricate formulations. We find it better to remain within the Biblical teaching and use Biblical terminology as much as possible. But we don’t in any way question the full deity of Christ. RH]

He was begotten by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary, became flesh and lived a sinless life, dying on the cross as full payment for the sins of mankind.

He rose bodily from the grave and one day this same Jesus will physically and visibly return to earth.

Jesus Is The Only True Christ

“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect,” (Matt 24:24).

“Many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.” (Luke 21:8).

“One Lord, one faith, one baptism,” (Eph. 4:5).

Jesus Is Fully Human

“…the young child with Mary his mother” (Matt. 2:11).

“Behold, thy mother and thy brethren…,” (Matt. 12:47).

“The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,” (John 1:14).

“Made of a woman,” (Gal. 4:4).

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” (I Tim. 2:5).

Jesus Was Born Of A Virgin

“Mary… was found with child of the Holy Ghost,” (Matt. 1:18).

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child… God with us,” (Matt. 1:23),”

[Joseph physically] knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son,” (Matt. 2:25).

Jesus Is Fully God

“The Word was God,” (John 1:1).

“And Thomas answered [Jesus] and said unto him, My Lord and my God,” (John 20:28).

“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever,” (Heb. 1:8).

“Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever,” (Rom. 9:5).

“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,” (Col. 2:9).

“The great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ,” (Tit. 2:13).

“…and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life,” (1 John 5:20).

Jesus Existed Before Becoming Flesh

“In the beginning was the Word…. All things were made by him,” (John 1:1-3).

“Before Abraham was, I am,” (John 8:58).

“the glory which I had with thee before the world was,” (John 17:5).

“For by him were all things created,” (Col. 1:16).

“I and Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end, the first and the last…. I Jesus have sent mine angel,” (Rev. 22:13-16).

Jesus’ Purpose Was To Die On A Cross

“From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples how that he must… be killed, and be raised again the third day,” (Matt. 16:21).

“For even the Son of Man came… to give his life a ransom for many,” (Mark 10:45).

“But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs,” (John 19:33).

“Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails [plural]… I will not believe,” (John 20:24).

“Without the shedding of blood is no remission,” (Heb. 9:22).

“the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin,” (I John 1:7).

Jesus Resurrected The Same Body From The Grave

“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again,” (John 10:17-18).

“But they… supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them… Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. (Luke 24:37-39).

“Then he said to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands, and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side,” (John 20:27)

Jesus Will Return In Person – Both Bodily And Visibly

“This same Jesus, which is taken up form you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven,” (Acts 1:11).

“Every eye shall see him” (Rev. 1:7).

This is the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible!

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