Jesus Christ is God
The only true God has revealed Himself as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Father God Almighty is the only true God (John 17:3).
Jesus Christ is the Son of God the Lord God Almighty.
The Holy Spirit is the Lord God Almighty. He is the Spirit of the Father and of Jesus Christ.
God Became a Man
God became a man, Jesus Christ, died for the world, and justified Himself to all mankind (credited to John Wesley).
In fact, God did something even more sacrificial than coming to the earth Himself. He sent His only begotten Son to die for the world. Whosoever believes in the Lord Jesus shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
Jesus Christ reveals God and God’s love for the world.
Jesus is the revelation of God (John 1).
Jesus is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15).
He is the exact representation of God’s nature (Hebrews 1:3).
Before He came to earth as Jesus Christ, God Almighty at various times visited and revealed Himself to man. These visits and visions, recorded in the Bible, all reveal the only true God.
At the appointed time, God the Father sent His Son Jesus Christ to the earth to save and redeem man.
God has revealed Himself to mankind through His Son.
Before the world was, Jesus Christ was with and alongside the Father.
After Jesus rose the dead, He ascended to heaven and returned to His previous place and glory with the Father.
For all eternity, those who make it to heaven will be in awe of the only true God – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – who has offered Himself to mankind.
Jesus: the Exact Representation of God’s Nature
“His Son . . . who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person . . .” (Hebrews 1:2-3a).
Jesus is beyond human words.
When we try to “express” or “explain” Jesus Christ, there are no words to express Him fully, neither His Person nor His glory.
Jesus is an eternal revelation, just as the Father is an eternal revelation.
The New Testament letters are an attempt to “summarize” or “explain” Jesus Christ, our most holy faith, and much more.
A great concise summary is found in Hebrews 1:3.
Notice that there are two parts to the short “explanation” or “summary” of Jesus:
1. The brightness of God’s glory
2. The express image of God’s person
Therefore, there is the glory of Jesus.
And there is His Person.
The glory of Jesus Christ is inexpressible.
The Person of Jesus Christ is inexpressible.
Jesus, the Image of the Invisible God
Jesus “is the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15).
He is the visible representation of the unseen God.