Up Close & Personal

I don’t pretend to have a title of a theologian but it should be expected from any believer to have the nature of the deity of Christ correct once they have been in the faith for quite some time. If you live with someone for several months, years, decades, it’s only common to at least know about the basic qualities of that person. How can one preach Jesus- the One who can save, if people preach a different Jesus who is not God?

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.”

Jude 24-25

to God our Savior – Jesus’ sole purpose is to redeem mankind and make a way to reconcile us to Himself to be in communion with the Father. He has the title of the Savior, Christ, Messiah, and at the same time the passage tells us that God is our Savior.

“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins…”

Hebrews 1:1-3

“Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.” – John 17:5

“You are My witnesses,” declares the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me. I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me. – Isaiah 43:10-11

“I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.” – Isaiah 42:8

If there was no other before Him and none after, and Jesus says in John 17:5 that He shared that same glory, it means they are One and the same God.

Only God can save. God ceases to be God when we try to fit him into our limited and oftentimes faulty understanding of His nature. To question the nature of the deity of Jesus and the Trinity also brings into question the validity of the presence of His Holy Spirit indwelling every single believer out there- His omnipresence, something that is hard for us to fully grasp.

God is the discerner of motives and I am not making myself to be someone’s conscience but once a person preaches Jesus is not God, that person IS promoting falsehood.