Is Jesus really God? Is He really the creator of the universe? Coming a Biblical background, there are many people that have many beliefs about who Jesus really is. There are those that claim that Jesus is God. There are some that claim He is only the Son of God. There are some people that claim Jesus was only a prophet. And there are some that claim He never existed.
In the Bible, Jesus plainly asked:
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
There were many beliefs concerning the person of Christ during His earthly ministry. They thought Him to be the following persons for the following reasons:
- John the Baptist – His confrontational preaching
- Elias/Elijah – His miracles
- Jeremias/Jeremiah – His compassion
- One of the prophets – His plain speaking of the Word of God
While all this was believed of Christ by others, Jesus turns the question to a personal choice: But whom say ye that I am?
The question, “is Jesus God?” is a question that has caused division among many people that claim to be religious or Bible believers. In the last article, we discussed the question, why so much confusion in regard to Bible doctrine. Ultimately, there is either the Truth or there is a lie. There is no middle ground. The problem is that satan creates a form of “middle ground” which is where the confusion begins.
All that being said, there are many beliefs regarding Jesus Christ. While there are many beliefs, there is only one Truth. Let me take the Bible and help you see what it says regarding the person of Christ.