Who is Jesus Christ? Part 1
Who is Jesus Christ? It’s a great question. I believe many people search for answers as to who Jesus Christ is. After all, His name is still spoken after 2000 years. So, what can we learn about this man who lived so long ago, yet impacts lives today? Plenty.
It wasn’t too long ago that I attended a small Bible study where we were looking at a Bible study titled, “Know Why You Believe What You Believe.” by Randy Green. It’s a simple study, compact, yet profound in many ways.
In it, Randy concludes the following at the end of Chapter 2:
“Jesus is one of three things:
I believe He is Lord.”
Which one is Jesus to you?
Admittedly many believe Jesus Christ is either number one or two, and some would go as far as to say Jesus Christ is a fictional fairytale character born from someone’s imagination. But Lord? Not in their lives.
This fairytale fictional character is the main character of a book that has sold millions and millions of copies all around the world for many years.
It is safe to say the Bible far exceeds books like the Harry Potter series and anything Stephen King or Disney ever produced.
All that aside, I decided to sit down and take a closer look at Scripture and jot down every instance this “fictional character/lunatic liar” is mentioned in the Bible.
Five pages and still counting
Wow! I haven’t completed my Old Testament search yet, which is essential to the Jewish people. After all, Jesus Christ is prophesied about many times throughout the Old Testament. Those prophecies came true in the New Testament, with some still to come to fruition in the end times.
The question is:
How could a man who is called a lunatic and liar, a fairytale fictional character, gain so much traction in a book that contains over 11,000 chapters? A book with millions in print and multiple languages?
What is it that has drawn people to Jesus Christ?
How is it that so many people of all ages, races, and tongues believe in Jesus Christ?
Why are people ignoring centuries of eye witness testimony, healings, sightings, miracles, and His death on the cross?
Read and read some more.
I learned a long time ago when I sat down and read the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation that this book is alive and active.
As I read the pages, I couldn’t help but be drawn to Jesus Christ. I couldn’t help but feel something down deep in my heart that I never felt before as I read those pages. It was better than a romance novel or an action thriller. I was drawn in and couldn’t put it down.
The Bible is full of action, romance, broken people, hope, war, celebrations, love, heartache, deception, greed, generosity, miracles, fear, and so much more. It has all the feels and covers all types of people and their messiness.
Loneliness is horrible
The longing inside of me was finally filled. For years, I walked around incredibly lonely, looking for love in all the wrong places as the old song goes. No one could fill the void.
It wasn’t until I sat down and read the Bible myself word for word that the loneliness started to fade. I finally understood what others had been trying to tell me for years – Jesus Christ was the answer I had been looking for all my life.
Jesus Christ took my loneliness away forever, and I no longer feel a void in my heart.
So, who is Jesus Christ?
What did I learn in the pages of Scripture?
We’d be here all night, but allow me to share a few things I saw in Scripture. I will share some more in another blog.
- one arm of the Trinity
- Son of God
- born of a virgin, Mary
- He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him
- was rejected by His own people
- was pierced for our transgressions
- started His ministry at age 30
- died at age 33
- born in Bethlehem
- grew up in Nazareth
- given the name Jesus as He would save His people from sin
- is the great I AM
- raised the dead to life
- walked everywhere
- didn’t have a home to call His own on earth
- The Messiah
- My Savior and Lord
Join me next time as we continue the list of who Jesus Christ is in the Scriptures. I still have several pages to share.
Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
Bridge to Grace – a nonfiction novel