Jesus Christ Is Co-Equal with God Because He Is God
Adventure 8: Jesus Christ
Is Jesus Christ truly God?
Jesus Christ truly is the uncreated, eternal, and loving God. Titus 2:13 – Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
This Truth Makes
Whereas the Old Testament was a message from God, Jesus was (and is) God! He was a Message, too – the clearest message! In fact, the Bible itself (the written Word) refers to Jesus as “the Word” (the Living Word) in the book of John. John 1:14 –
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus Christ is God. He claimed to be God. He did things which only God could do; and God the Father addresses Jesus as “God.”
The truth is, if Jesus were not completely God, then all mankind would be lost in their sins. No one and nothing less than God would ever be an infinite sacrifice for infinite sins, and “salvation is of the Lord” (Jonah 2:9). The whole message of Scripture is that no human being – no creature – could ever save anyone else. From start to finish, it had to be God, and God alone. Only God Himself could serve as the Mediator between God and man, to bring us back to Himself and to reveal Himself most fully to us.
The death of Christ was a sufficient (able, powerful enough) offering for all sinners who have ever lived, for He is not merely a finite human, but an infinite God. The Giver and Sustainer of life, Who did not have to die, died.