Common Questions: Who is Jesus?

So, who is the Jesus guy, anyway?

It's a question that has been debated for centuries. It's a question that is still being debated even today. And it's a question that is at the core of the Christian faith and essential for us to understand the answer to.

Your understanding of who Jesus really is determines your destiny. That's not a statement meant to scare you or to manipulate you, it's just one that Jesus himself declared. In John 3:16, we read that those who believe in Jesus will have eternal life and those who don't will perish.

So, this goes back to the initial question: who is Jesus? One blog post isn't going to be enough to describe the fullness of who Jesus is, but there are several key things that we need to note about Jesus.

1. Jesus is fully God. Jesus is one of the persons of the Trinity (the other two are God the Father and God the Holy Spirit). This means that He is fully divine. John 1:18 puts it really clearly: "...but the one and only Son, who is himself God..."

2. Jesus is fully man. John tells us that Jesus put on human form and dwelled among us. (John 1:14)

3. Jesus lived a sinless life. We learn, through the Bible, that Jesus was the only human to ever live who did not sin (Hebrews 4:15). And this is a crucial point that leads to the next point...

4. Jesus is the perfect sacrifice, given for all of humanity. Because humans are sinful by their nature, a perfect sacrifice was needed to pay the penalty for the sins of the human race. Jesus fulfilled that purpose so that all who believe in Him could have their sins forgiven and the penalty for their sins paid (2 Corinthians 5:16-21).

5. Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior of the World. Because of the reality of His perfect sacrifice, Jesus fulfilled all of the Old Testament prophecies that foretold the coming of a Messiah who would bring salvation to those who would believe in Him. (Matthew 16:15-16)

6. Jesus is the reigning King, who will come again and reign forever. Jesus sits on the throne, at the right hand of God, and He will reign forever. (Luke 1:31-33)

There is so much more to explore about who Jesus is, but these truths are foundational for our understanding of Jesus and who He is.

Stay tuned for future posts in our "Common Questions" series.

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