Jesus is Lord
John 1:1 ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’
Jesus is the ‘only begotten’ Son of the Father and the second Person of the Trinity. Although some Christian cults fail to acknowledge that Jesus is deity or truly God, the above verse is one of many throughout the Bible that clearly affirms His divine character or nature. Jesus is the Messiah who was prophesied in the Old Testament and whose birth fulfilled over four hundred prophecies, some dating back to the Book of Genesis and the creation of mankind. Jesus became God Incarnate (God with us or Immanuel) for the express purpose of being the Saviour who would die on the cross as the substitutionary payment for our sin. This could only happen because He lived a sinless life and was therefore a worthy ‘sacrificial Lamb.’ Although Jesus became a man, He existed before His humanity, and was with His Father was instrumental in creation of the world. Because Jesus was willing to come to earth and make a way for sinful man to be reconciled to God, there is now hope for all who will humble themselves and accept Him as their Saviour. Jesus did not become one of many ways to eternal life, but clearly stated in John 14:6 that ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no man comes to the Father except through Me.’ The apostle Paul confirmed this in Acts 4:12 which says ‘Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name (than Jesus) under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved.’ Each person has to decide who Jesus Christ is or what He means to him or her. There are several possibilities, but the wisest choice is to acknowledge His divinity and invite Him to become both Saviour and Lord of one’s life. He awaits your decision today.