Once you learn the truth and answer the question: Is Jesus God, you would have to make a decision to believe it or not!
This question disturbs the minds of many people. Some religions do not mind believing in Jesus as in their prophet or teacher, but not God. For Muslims or for Jehovah Witnesses He is a teacher and a great man, but ONLY man. But what does the Bible really teaches us about the person of Jesus Christ?
Scriptures that talk of Jesus’ divinity:
Even the very first name mentioned in the Bible talks about trinity of God. In the book of Genesis God said that He would create man in Their image and likeness and his name Elohim means more than two. Both in the New and in the Old Testaments we read about the true identity of Jesus. Here is one amazing passage:
“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God… But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men…” (Philippians 2:6-7)
It talks about Jesus and Him being rightfully equal to God. We read another astonishing story in Gospel of John. However, many of us fail to understand its significance due to translation. We find it in 18th chapter. Read verses 1 through 6. Something very unexpected happened here.
The court servants came to take Him, and they wanted to know which one of the men on the Mount of Olives was Jesus. So they inquired and the answer of Christ produced a very peculiar reaction.
“As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.” (John 18:6)
He said “I am” and they fell down to the ground, but why? What really happened there? I never understood it, until I realized what Jesus said in Hebrew. These words “I am” is Jehovah, the most holy name of God. Priests and temple servants, as well as the entire nation were not allowed to say it out loud. They whispered it at the very sacred moments of service in the temple.
And here Jesus not only says that He is the one they need, He basically declares that He is Jehovah! That’s why they fell down and bowed hearing that name. It was the blasphemy for them as well to hear a human claim that name for his own! But Jesus did it openly and stated that He is God and not a god, but THE only true God there is, Jehovah!
So, we see that if we believe in Christ, we must believe what He said about Himself. He knows He is God and tells us so plainly and openly! Jesus is God and that’s the truth you must accept, if you wish to be one of His followers!
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