Is Jesus Christ God? Who Should be the Source of Our Answer?

12/14/2018 0 Comments

The Godliness of Jesus Christ

A person who thinks wisely should not formulate his/her own belief or interpretation about our Lord Jesus Christ primarily because, belief comes from God. We do not just believe anything that we want to believe in. Our belief must always have a basis.

Faith is belief, and belief is faith. Hebrews 11:1 says,

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

So, faith depends on something we do not see. Faith has a substance of things not seen; it is the evidence of things not seen.

However, does it mean that, simply because there are things that we do not see, we are going to invent our faith? Or, must we listen to Someone who sees everything? Colossians 1:15-16 says,

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,”

Therefore, there are things visible and invisible. But for God, will there be a need to classify the things that are visible from the things that are invisible? No need! Because for God nothing is invisible! Hebrews 4:13 says,

“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”

So, as far as God is concerned, nothing is invisible. When the Apostle Paul said that God created everything in Christ, according to Colossians, things that are in heaven, things that are in earth, visible and invisible, he was relating this to humanity, not to angels because angels can see God. Things that are invisible to us, men, are visible to angels, but most especially to God because for Him nothing is invisible. But let me mention also that there are things which are invisible to humans but are visible to animals. The doves, for instance, can see ultraviolet rays, which are not perceived by the naked human eye. But for God, nothing is invisible; everything is visible to Him, as what the Bible says.

Now, if there is nothing invisible to God, what is our conclusion? Is Jesus Christ God? Why did I go first to the invisible? We do not just believe but, we rely on God who sees everything. As already mentioned, to God nothing is invisible; everything is naked in His eyes. If we are to believe, our belief must be based on the information coming from Somebody who sees everything. When we speak of belief and faith we must be dependent on the pronouncement of that Somebody who sees everything so that we won’t be misled.

When the Lord Jesus Christ came down on earth, He told us about things which are invisible, and He must be relied upon by people because He came from the invisible world – from the world of spirits. He came from heaven. He is a reliable source of belief because He sees everything; He sees what we do not see. When we hope, we do not hope for things we already see; and we do not believe on things because we see them. We believe because Somebody very reliable tells us to believe the invisible because He had seen it, and that Somebody is our Lord Jesus Christ. John 3:12 says,

“If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?”

That was the question asked by the Lord Jesus Christ. If I tell you of earthly things, things that are visible to you, things that you can perceive and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things? He could tell us of heavenly things, things that are not visible to us. Therefore, we can believe and have faith in His pronouncement because He is a reliable source of information. The Lord Jesus Christ sees everything; He sees what we, humans, cannot see.

Is Jesus Christ a God? If He is not a God, He would not be capable of seeing everything. BUT does He see everything? John 2:24-25 says,

“But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”

According to the verse, Jesus did not commit Himself unto them because He knew all men. And it wouldn’t be wrong if I say He knew all CREATIONS. He knows all angels, all demons, all the angels of satan; and He knows all men. He is privy to every creation of God. Let us read Psalms 147:4, which says,

“He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.”

There are stars which are no longer named by astronomers because they have run out of names to give to those stars. So, they just named them as NS25 . . . etc. Sometimes men call them by constellations like Virgo and Big Dipper. BUT God knows the name of all those stars; He calls them by their names.

Now, my point is, the Lord Jesus Christ is not man. HE IS GOD. Why? He sees the heart of men. And that quality belongs to God only. That is why He is a God – one of the Godhead.

What, then, is the Godhead? The Godhead is the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY SPIRIT. They comprise the Godhead – the three powers in heaven and in earth. That is why the Lord Jesus Christ said, “baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” They are the members of the Godhead. In fact, the word “Elohim” in Hebrew is a plural name. It is a singular name that implies plurality. Just like the word family, which is a noun that is singular in form but plural in essence; it is composed of many persons – father, mother, children, grandparents, and grandchildren. The same is true with the word “Elohim”. In Hebrew it implies plurality in it. “Elohim” is the plural of “Eloah,” which means God. “Elohim” is the Godhead. Elohim said, let us make man after our image and likeness. He was speaking to a member of the Godhead. The Lord Jesus Christ is a member of the Godhead so, He is God. I hope that is understood.

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