Who Is Jesus?
We know that most people have some inaccurate perceptions of Jesus, but this is also a problem in the church today. A survey called “The State of Theology” asked professing evangelical Christians about their beliefs, and the answers were a mixture of truth and error. For instance, 97 percent do hold the belief that there is one true God in three persons—Father, Son, and Spirit. However, 78 percent erroneously believe that Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God.
Our salvation is dependent on following the One whom God sent to redeem us. Therefore, we must be certain we’re trusting in the only true Savior—Jesus—as He has revealed Himself in the Bible. In today’s passage, the apostle John describes Him as “the Word” and lists five attributes.
Jesus is eternal. “In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1). Jesus didn’t come into existence when He was conceived and then born as a baby. He existed before time even began.
He is God. “The Word was God” (v. 1). He has always been and will never cease being divine.
He is with God (John 1:1-2). The Son and the Father, along with the Holy Spirit, have always existed eternally as separate persons while being one in nature.
Jesus is the Creator. “All things came into being through Him” (John 1:3). In fact, nothing came into existence apart from Him.
In Him is life (John 1:4). Jesus is the source of all life, both temporal and eternal.
Is this the Jesus you’ve trusted for your salvation? Though He became a man, we must never cease to recognize and worship Him as the Son of God.
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