What does the Bible teach about Christ Jesus?
The entire New Testament is devoted to Christ’s birth, life, death and resurrection!
Jesus once asked his disciples..
13 And Jesus having come into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was questioning His disciples saying, “Whom do men pronounce the Son of Man to be?” 14 And they said, “Some indeed, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He says to them, “But whom do you pronounce Me to be?” 16 And Simon Peter answering said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16
John the Baptist identified Christ as…
John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.
Christ is furthered identified in John 1 as the Living Word Who was with God in the beginning, Who was God, and through Whom all things were created. In John 8 the Jews tried to stone Jesus because He made Himself equal to God.
John 8:58-59: “‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’ At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.”
Then we are told:
Philippians 2: 8 “… being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name above all names, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.…”
Ephesians 1: 20 “…He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. 22 And God put everything under His feet and made Him head over everything for the church,…”
Revelation 19: 12 “His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself…”
Revelation 5: 11 “Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels and living creatures and elders encircling the throne, and their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands. 12 In a loud voice they said: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” 13 And I heard every creature in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor and glory and power forever and ever!”…
Paul wrote that he would ONLY speak of the following. We can’t go wrong if we follow his example, in fact we are told to do that.
Romans 15:18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.
What Do Religions Today Teach Concerning Christ?
Christianity – The Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, God in human flesh, Messiah, Lord
Mormons – Son of God, but not conceived by the Holy Spirit
Watchtower’s Jehovah’s Witnesses- a god, a son of Jehovah, and Michael the Archangel
Islam – Prophet, second in importance to Muhammad.
Christian Science – follows the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy. She teaches a different gospel and places emphasis on physical healing.
Scientology – deny most biblical teachings concerning Jesus and view Christ as only a teacher.
Buddhist– See Jesus as a man who was a great teacher.
Judaism – Some consider Him a humble and insignificant prophet, a reformer who performed good deeds, but not the Messiah and not divine. Orthodox Jews may consider Christ a fraud.
We are warned about trusting men. Our faith will not save us if it is misplaced.
Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save.
Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 Jesus is
“‘the stone you builders rejected,
which has become the cornerstone.’
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”