“…Israelites … of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen” (Romans 9:4, 5).
If there is one thing taught with clarity and certainty by the biblical writers, it is that Jesus Christ always has been, is and will be God – – the second person of the tri-unity, the God-Man (100% God and 100% Man).
Passage after passage in the Bible brings the message of God incarnate, i.e. God taking on human flesh, albeit without sin. For example, one cannot read the writings of the apostle John honestly without reaching the same conclusion. Furthermore, Jesus Christ did not consider it robbery to be equal with God (Philippians 2:6). He claimed unity with His Father, God (John 10:30). As a matter of fact, the writer of Hebrews speaks of Jesus Christ as “being the brightness of His (God’s) glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” (1:3). These are just a few of the New Testament references, and we haven’t even considered those of the Old Testament.
This teaching is so exclusive, monumental and primary, that John concludes, ‘…every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist…” (I John 4:3).
Do you believe this? Does your congregation and worship leader believe this? There is no give on this teaching, no “gray” area, no compromise – – better make sure you’re on track! Your eternal destiny is on the line!