Who is Jesus Christ?
This is without doubt the most important question that anyone could ask, because how we each respond to that question will determine our eternal destiny.
You see Jesus makes claims that nobody else has ever made. And if those claims are true, then we must give serious consideration to what He is saying. If they are not true then without question He is the biggest deceiver that the world has ever known.
So what are some of the claims that He makes?To begin with He claims that He is the Son of God. Standing before the highest authority of the Jewish nation, they put Him under oath and asked Him if he was the Son of God. We read His reply in Matthew 26...
Matthew 26:63-64 "63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."
Here Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, and not only that, He also claimed to have the power to forgive sins - all the things that you and I may have done wrong, He can forgive us, and make us right before God.
Luke 7:47 "Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little."
So He claimed to have the power to forgive sins. He was also willing to accept worship, because He claimed to be the Son of God.
Matthew 14:33 "Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God."
Not only did he claim to be the Son of God, he also said that He came here to this world for the purpose of saving men, women and children from eternal death, for He said...
Luke 19:10 "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
These are claims that Jesus made, that He came to seek and save that which was lost. Also He said that after His death He would rise again on the third day...
Matthew 16:21 "From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day."
He makes the claim that all humanity, every man, every woman, will be accountable to Him.
Matthew 25:32 "And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:"
Jesus says all nations will come to stand before Him and give an account. Jesus alone makes these claims. If these claims are true, then you and I have to look at these claims very carefully. Itís very important that if these claims are true, that we believe in Him, because He says that there are certain things that are found only in Him and no one else. In fact the book of Acts says no one can be saved apart from Him.
Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
So the Bible tells us that only in Jesus Christ can man be saved. It goes on to say...
1 John 5:15 "And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."
John 10:10 "... I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
Jesus also said that the only way that you and I can come to God is through Him...
John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
If these things are true, then it is very important that you and I believe in Jesus.
But is there enough evidence out there to give you and me the facts that are necessary to believe in Him?
As we read on we will indeed find many reasons why we should believe and put our trust in Jesus.