Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Is Jesus the Only God?

Is Jesus God? Is Jesus the only God? These are just a couple of the many questions we encounter continually in the culture and the opinions, perspectives, and views on Jesus are infinite.

Paul warned us in 2 Corinthians 11:3 that the numbers of opinions about Jesus would be numerous and that these would be lies thrown at us by Satan to dilute our "pure" devotion to Jesus.

"3But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ."

Two thousand years later the opinions, lies, perspectives within our own culture are endless. Some say Jesus was a good man but He wasn't God. Some say Jesus was a good teacher, or did good things. Some say that Jesus was an angel, or a man who later became one of many gods and it really depends on who you ask as to what opinion you will get. Instead of looking at what the culture, religion, or the cults say about Jesus let's focus today on what Jesus said about Himself. Did He say that He was God?

Here are 12 statements Jesus said claiming that He was and is God.

I. Jesus said He came down from heaven.
John 6:38,41-42,60,66

II. Jesus said He was more than just a good man.
Mark 10:17-18

III. Jesus said He was the son of man.
Daniel 7:13-14

IV. Jesus performed miracles.
John 10:36b-39

V. Jesus said He was God.
Mark 14:61-64

John 8:58-59

John 10:30-33

VI. Jesus confirmed to others He was God.

Matthew 26:63-65

VII. Jesus said He was sinless.

John 8:46

VIII. Jesus forgave sins.

Mark 2:5

IX. Jesus taught people to pray to Him.

John 14:13-14

X. Jesus promised to judge all people as God.

John 5:22-25

XI. Jesus said He was the only way to heaven.

John 14:6

Jesus claimed authority and supremacy over everything.
Matthew 28:18

No matter what others say, think, or believe about Jesus we are each asked the same question over and over and over again by Jesus, "Who do you say that I am?"

Matthew 16
"13When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"

14They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."

15"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"

We live our lives, we die, and then we will all stand before Jesus to give an account. It is Jesus who decides our eternal fate. The question today is who do you say that Jesus is?

No comments: