Is Jesus God?
As a believer have you ever been confronted with someone who is skeptical that Jesus Christ exists or that He is the Savior of the world? How about those logical, intellectual folks that like to downplay creation for evolution? Have you ever heard the one about how people evolved from oysters?
I don’t know about you, but I have a bit more faith than that. Do you realize how long it would take for a human to evolve from an oyster? More than the billions of years that they like to say the earth is old. Scientific evidence has yet to prove God does NOT exist. So the evolutionists and the creationists are in the same boat – still waiting for proof to disbelieve the other.
God knew there would be skeptics, therefore, He purposely planned it that there never be found too much factual proof that He exists and created the world, He wants people to believe in Him with faith, not scientific evidence. I think the skeptics will be waiting a long time.
In the mean time, I believe it is the Christians responsibility to defend the gospel when confronted by those who oppose it, because frankly, if God’s people don’t become God’s mouthpiece than who will?
Of course, it is not our job to actually “save” people or make them believe in God but we can show them the path (the way) that leads to God and if they want to tread on it, that’s up to them.
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. 1 Pet. 3:15, NASB
The skeptic’s like to say that Jesus is not God. Jesus is with all believers today through the Holy Spirit. We can talk to Him and we can find His words in the pages of the most popular bought book known to us today, the bible. The birth of Jesus Christ was fulfilled as prophesied by Isaiah.
Atheists and doubters alike should study biblical history and research the many fulfilled prophecies that have become a reality in the hearts and minds of believers today.
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Emmanuel, interpreted means “God with us”) Isaiah 7:14
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
What an awesome testimony – evidence that Jesus is God! Wonderful Creator and Counselor. The truth that Jesus is God’s divine Son is the foundation for all we read about in the gospels. God is the father – God is the Son – God is the Holy Spirit.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. Matthew 28:18,19
Cause and Effect is the Proof
Physical and material proof that God exists and that Christ Jesus is God is in cause and effect. God caused Himself to be transformed into the Man Jesus. And when believers apply Christ’s principles and teachings in their daily life the result or the effect it produces is the proof! Christ’s Principles really work! What better proof is there than that?!!
Some people need to doubt before they can believe. That is why some people doubt because deep down they want to believe, for if they didn’t doubt, they wouldn’t refute the gospel. Most doubters of biblical truths say they would believe if they witnessed a miracle happen before their very eyes. But Jesus tells us we are blessed if we can believe in Him through faith without actually seeing Him.
Then Jesus told them, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed”. John 20:29
There will always be those who are skeptical about the Bible being the Word of God. But the disciples were eyewitnesses of Jesus’ life and teachings, and the Holy Spirit helped them remember those teachings so they could write down their accounts in what is known as the bible today.
We’re fortunate to have the written accounts of Jesus’ ministry, so we too may plant the truth in our mind, be convinced of God’s will for our lives, and remind us when we stray from that truth.
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. John 14:6