Who is Jesus?

He has been called a great teacher by some and a prophet by others. Some have called a great religious leader that was trying to introduce a new religion. Jesus himself even confronted the disciples at Caesarea Philippi and asked them a similar question:

  • When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. (Matthew 16:13-14)

In the Bible, he is called the Word:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

He is the creator of all things:

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:3)

He is God in the flesh:

Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Matthew 1:22-23)

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (Hebrews 1:1-3)

He is our mediator:

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1 Timothy 2:5)

He is the giver of abundant life:

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

He is only way to the father:

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)

He is the Alpha and the Omega:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8)

He is the bread of life:

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. (John 6:35)

He is the resurrection and the life:

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25-26)

He is the savior:

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11)

He is the only way of salvation:

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

Jesus asked who do men say that I am, but he never bothered to prove any of his critics wrong and set the record straight. Instead, he responded with this:

He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? (Matthew 16:15)

Peter gave the best answer:

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (Matthew 16:16)

Who is Jesus to you?

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