Isaiah 9:6 One of the greatest theological questions in the history of mankind is that of the person and characteristics of Jesus Christ. From a scriptural view point there is know double that Jesus was more than just a human being. The four gospels portrays him as being a man with unlimited powers, boundless authority, one who could raise the dead. Perhaps one of the marks that stands out in Christ is that of forgiving sin.
We know that the Bible teaches that know one could or can forgive sin but God himself “Why doth this man thou speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sin but God only?” (Mk.2:7)
The Jews people were and is today strong believes in monotheism and and there doctrine was based on the Old Testament scripture “Hear O Israel the Lord our God is one Lord.” (Deut.6:4) For Jesus to be able to forgive sin, it would have made Jesus to be more than just a human being, placing him in the catalogue of being God. By forgiving sin Jesus was laying claim to be God and the Jews were unable to accept that fact, therefore they were ready to stone him, instead of believing he could be God manifest in the flesh “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh,” (!.Tim.3:16)
The incarnation God in flesh give to people the true idea they long after, for in Jesus Christ Divinity has expressed itself in human form “and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” (.Jh.1:14) Yes it is true, the disciples did see God and handle the Word of life in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is wholly filled with the fulness of God “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Col.29) This Bible truth helps us to escape from the idea of two are three separate God in the Godhead.
Without doubt it is the infinite God who works in creation, and rulers in humans affairs and pleads with our spirit and dwells fully in Jesus. Jesus is perfectly Divine, because the one true God dwells perfectly in him, thus when we worship God and Christ we worship God and Christ, we are not worshiping two are three being but the one true God in Christ.
Know one can deny the truth that the incarnation is one of the greatest doctrines revealed to man. The superhuman truth that has been made known by God’s Spirit will stand or fall with Christianity “For flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven” (Mt.16:17) We can truthfully and honestly claim that Jesus Christ was God manifest in the flesh “I say therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins, for if ye believe not that I an he.” God (Jh.8:28)
In rejecting Jesus the Jews were rejecting God “He was in the world, and the world was made by him and the world knew him not “He came unto his own and his own received him not.” Jh.10,11) who did the Jews reject? God.
We must keep in mind whatever touches Jesus’ person touches the center and vital spring of our life in God, for he is the anchor of our immortal hopes and the foundation on which rests the whole fabric of the church, (Eph.2:20) makes it clear that the church and it’s teaching rest on Christ’s person “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.”
Jesus does not rank and share with the angels and the various orders of created being, he stand at an infinite distance from, and hold an absolute supremacy over creation “Who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his person and upholding all thing by the word of his person” (Heb.1:3) yes God is what he shows himself to be in Christ and no other.
John tell us that Jesus Christ was God incarnated in the flesh “This is the true God, and eternal life.” (I.Jh.5:20) Who is this true God? None other than Jesus Christ our Lord. For the Word became flesh, “And the Word was God.” (John1:1) in a human body, who dwelt in the presence of mankind (Jh.1:14)
He was born of a virgin woman, born under the law, suffered our bodily ills and temptation, wrought with human hands, looked through human eyes, spoke in the language of man, set as a friendly guest at tables, and stood as a mourner by graveside.
This man we call Jesus is the” Lord of glory” (James 2:1 He came to reveal himself to mankind, to reveal his love, his mercy, his eternal power, for all power is given unto Jesus in heaven and earth. (Mt.28:18