WHO IS JESUS?
When you poll people today and ask them who Jesus is, you will get varied answers. And that’s no surprise because it goes back to the time of Jesus Himself: (Mat 16:13-14) When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” 14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” Here’s what some groups believe about Jesus:
JEHOVAH WITNESS: Created being. Michael the archangel who became a man.
MORMONS (Latter Day Saints): Jesus is the spiritual & physical offspring of God by procreation. Had a preexistence as God's spirit child and brother of Lucifer.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: A man in tune with the Divine Consciousness, not the Christ.
UNITY SCHOOL OF CHRISTIANITY: Jesus was a way-shower whose crucifixion was not sacrificial, but released grace (inspiration).
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY: A great teacher who fully realized his personal divinity as a "clear."
JUDAISM: An important prophet, but not a divine Person. He did good things & taught the Golden Rule.
UNIFICATION CHURCH: He was to restore original relationship between God & humanity by marriage. His mission was incomplete because he was crucified before marriage. He is a spiritual, not physical savior.
HINDUISM: One of many incarnations, or avatars, of Vishnu.
BUDDHISM: A good teacher. One among many, not unique. Less important than Buddha.
ISLAM: Only a man, a prophet below Mohammed in importance. Did not die for man’s sins.
SIKHISM: Taught humans the Golden Rule; His death was not vicarious.
SECULAR HUMANISM: Views Jesus as just another human teacher. They deny that Jesus is divine.
NEW AGE MOVEMENT: Jesus was one of many appearances of God throughout the ages, one of many people who were fully aware of their true divinity.
PERSON ON THE STREET TODAY: A good teacher. One of many ways. Did good. A good example.
(Mat 16:15-17) He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
WHO IS JESUS? God. Second member of the Trinity. Savior of all humanity. Jesus died and rose from the dead. Ascended to the Father. Soon coming King. Rules in the hearts of men. Jesus is the only way to God: (John 14:6) said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Is Jesus your personal Lord and Savior? May the Father open your eyes and heart to believe and receive the love of Jesus today!