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July 24, 2009

Who is Jesus?




“But I fear that somehow you will be led away from your pure and simple devotion to Christ, just as eve was deceived by the serpent. 

You seem to believe whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach about a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different spirit that the one you received or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.” II cor. 11:3-4


Bible verses that describe Jesus

CREATED BY GOD
-“…. the "firstborn" of all creation.” Col. 1:15

[And etc…]


Foreknowned by god
-“Foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, he has been manifested in the last times for your sakes.” I pet. 1:20

-“This man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of god, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put him to death.” acts 2:23

- “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” Deut. 18:18

- “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” Gen. 17:7

[and etc…]


Being the seed

-“Which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, concerning his son, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh.” Rom. 1:2-3

- “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He does not say, ‘And to seeds’, as of many, but as one, ‘and to your seed’, who is Christ.” Gal. 3:16

[and etc…]


The fulfillment

-“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

-“But when the fullness of the time had come, god sent forth his son, born of a woman, born under the law” gal. 4:4

- “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” matt. 1:18

- “But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” Matt. 1:20

- “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:” luke1:31-32

[and etc…]


A MAN

-Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”Luke 24:39

- But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. john 8:40

- “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know—Acts 2:22

- He was despised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised; and we esteemed him not. Isa.53:3

[and etc…]


The begotten son, sent and from God

- Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, John 17:1

-“No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” John 1:18

-“But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 6:68-69

-“For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,” John 5:21-22

- do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? John 10:36

- I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.” John 16:28

- While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” Matt. 17:5

- And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:3

- When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matt. 3:16-17

- and immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. Then a voice came from heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mark 1:10-11

- And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.” John 1:32-34

- Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God. Acts 9:20

- Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, John 13:3

- Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” matt. 16:16

- Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” john 6:29

- The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. mark 1:1

- For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, Rom. 8:3

[and etc…]


He is with and knows god

- Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. matt. 11: 26-27

- If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” John 10:37-38

[and etc…]


Our savior and mediator

- Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31

- For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
I tim. 2:5

- Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. john 14:6

- Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. heb. 7:25

- And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. heb.9:15

-to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. Heb. 12:24

[and etc…]


In his blood
- And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. Heb. 9:22

- For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. matt. 26:28

-Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. rom. 5:9

[And etc…]


Above all creation

- which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. Eph. 1:20-21

- Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him,that God may be all in all. I cor. 15:28

- But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. I cor. 11:3

[and etc…]


Made lord by god

- “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36

- and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. phil. 2:11

- Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. I cor. 12:3

[and etc…]


God command us to worship his son

- Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil. 2:9-11

[and etc…]


Holy
- “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." I pet. 2:21-22

-“we believe and know that you are the holy one of god” john 6:69

[and etc…]


Head of the church

- For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. eph. 5:23

-And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Col. 1:18

[and etc…]



7 comments:

  1. Made lord by God
    - “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36

    The Son is always been Lord. There was no point in eternity that he was not Lord. The Son did not become Lord only in Acts 2:36, here is the reason why:

    1 Corinthians 15:47
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
    a. He was already Lord from heaven before his human birth.

    Luke 2:11
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
    a. He was already Lord after his human birth.

    Jude 1:4
    GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
    4Some people have slipped in among you unnoticed. Not long ago they were condemned in writing for the following reason: They are people to whom God means nothing. They use God’s kindness[a] as an excuse for sexual freedom and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
    a. He is still Lord up to this day in heaven.

    So what does it mean when God has made Jesus Lord?
    Answer:
    This is not an appointment but rather a declaration.

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    1. [The Son is always been Lord. There was no point in eternity that he was not Lord. The Son did not become Lord only in Acts 2:36, here is the reason why:

      1 Corinthians 15:47
      New King James Version (NKJV)
      47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
      a. He was already Lord from heaven before his human birth.]


      That is your opinion Mr.Trinidad, and it is your intention by doing so, here is what other translations say:

      New International Version (©2011)
      The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.

      New Living Translation (©2007)
      Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, the second man, came from heaven.

      English Standard Version (©2001)
      The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.

      New American Standard Bible (©1995)
      The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.

      Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
      The first man was from the earth and made of dust; the second man is from heaven.

      International Standard Version (©2012)
      The first man came from the dust of the earth; the second man came from heaven.

      NET Bible (©2006)
      The first man is from the earth, made of dust; the second man is from heaven.

      GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
      The first man was made from the dust of the earth. He came from the earth. The second man came from heaven.

      American Standard Version
      The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven.

      Douay-Rheims Bible
      The first man was of the earth, earthly: the second man, from heaven, heavenly.

      Darby Bible Translation
      the first man out of the earth, made of dust; the second man, out of heaven.

      English Revised Version
      The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven.

      Weymouth New Testament
      The first man is a man of earth, earthy; the second man is from Heaven.


      Clearly, the SECOND MAN, is FROM HEAVEN. There is no saying that Jesus who is already lord from eternity, is from heaven.


      [Luke 2:11
      New King James Version (NKJV)
      11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
      a. He was already Lord after his human birth.

      Jude 1:4
      GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
      4Some people have slipped in among you unnoticed. Not long ago they were condemned in writing for the following reason: They are people to whom God means nothing. They use God’s kindness[a] as an excuse for sexual freedom and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
      a. He is still Lord up to this day in heaven.

      So what does it mean when God has made Jesus Lord?
      Answer:
      This is not an appointment but rather a declaration.]


      The real point here is not about if Jesus is already lord from heaven or eternity or whatsoever, the point here is whether Jesus is made LORD by God or he is already lord by himself.

      The bible tells us:

      World English Bible
      "Let all the house of Israel therefore know certainly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified." acts 2:36

      God has MADE HIM BOTH LORD AND CHRIST.

      "Gill's exposition of the entire bible" said that God the Father constituted and APPOINTED Jesus to be the Messiah(Christ) and Lord:

      "that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ; that is, that God the Father had not only constituted and appointed Jesus of Nazareth to be the Messiah, the Lord of lords,..."

      What you said here are only opinion of yours.

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  2. CREATED BY GOD
    -“…. the "firstborn" of all creation.” Col. 1:15

    Colossians 1:15-18
    New Living Translation (NLT)
    Christ Is Supreme

    15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
    He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,[a]
    16 for through him God created everything
    in the heavenly realms and on earth.
    He made the things we can see
    and the things we can’t see—
    such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
    Everything was created through him and for him.
    17 He existed before anything else,
    and he holds all creation together.
    18 Christ is also the head of the church,
    which is his body.
    He is the beginning,
    supreme over all who rise from the dead.[b]
    So he is first in everything.

    The use of the word "firstborn" here is about supremacy and has something to do with position. It does not mean that the Son was the first one to be created. The "firstborn of all creation" means "supreme or higher over all creation". Consider this:
    Psalm 89:27
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    27 Also I will make him My firstborn,
    The highest of the kings of the earth.

    In fact, if you truly understand Colossians 1:15-18, the Son is a creator rather than a created being.

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    1. He is first in everything because he is the "firstborn" in all creation, meanings he is created first not in the literal sense but the plan and purpose to create Christ was first and foremost in God’s mind (john 1:1). He is also "firstborn" among the dead because he is the FIRST man to be raised from the dead.

      This is what the bible tells us:

      20 But Christ really has been raised from death—the first one of all those who will be raised.
      21 Death comes to people because of what one man did. But now there is resurrection from death because of another man.
      22 I mean that in Adam all of us die. And in the same way, in Christ all of us will be made alive again.
      23 But everyone will be raised to life in the right order. Christ was first to be raised. Then, when Christ comes again, those who belong to him will be raised to life.
      24 Then the end will come. Christ will destroy all rulers, authorities, and powers. Then he will give the kingdom to God the Father.
      25 Christ must rule until God puts all enemies under his control.
      26 The last enemy to be destroyed will be death.
      27 As the Scriptures say, “God put everything under his control.” When it says that “everything” is put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself. God is the one putting everything under Christ’s control.
      28 After everything has been put under Christ, then the Son himself will be put under God. God is the one who put everything under Christ. And Christ will be put under God so that God will be the complete ruler over everything.

      I Cor. 15: 20-28


      He is first in everything so that he will have the supremacy:

      18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. I Col. 1:18


      If he has the supremacy or that everything will be under his control:

      27 As the Scriptures say, “God put everything under his control.” When it says that “everything” is put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself. God is the one putting everything under Christ’s control.
      28 After everything has been put under Christ, then the Son himself will be put under God. God is the one who put everything under Christ. And Christ will be put under God so that God will be the complete ruler over everything. I Cor. 15:27-28


      CHRIST the creature will be put UNDER GOD the creator, so that GOD WILL BE THE COMPLETE RULER OF EVERYTHING.

      Christ was never been a creator. It is only your opinion. Because it is God the FATHER who is the ONLY true CREATOR:

      "Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers? Malachi 2:10

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    2. Thank you Brethren Readme =D a very wonderful and enlightening explanation

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  3. Based on Mr. Trinidad is saying in the last part of his comment? Can anyone clarify how come the Son is a creator?

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  4. THE SON IS ADDRESSED TOGETHER WITH THE FATHER AND HOLY SPIRIT AS "LORD ALMIGHTY"
    Isaiah 6:2-3
    New International Version (NIV)
    2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

    “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
    the whole earth is full of his glory.”

    THE SON IS ADDRESSED TOGETHER WITH THE FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT AS "LORD GOD ALMIGHTY"
    Revelation 4:8
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

    “Holy, holy, holy,
    Lord God Almighty,
    Who was and is and is to come!”

    THE SON SAID, HE IS ALMIGHTY
    Revelation 1:8
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."

    THE SON TOGETHER WITH THE FATHER WERE ADDRESSED AS "LORD GOD ALMIGHTY"
    Revelation 15:3-4
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:

    “Great and marvelous are Your works,
    Lord God Almighty!
    Just and true are Your ways,
    O King of the saints!
    4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
    For You alone are holy.
    For all nations shall come and worship before You,
    For Your judgments have been manifested.”

    THE WRATH OF THE ALMIGHTY IS A SINGULAR WRATH OF THE FATHER AND THE SON
    Revelation 19:15
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

    Revelation 6:15-17
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

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