By: Waylon Bailey ~
In the same way Jesus changed history, He also changed the whole conversation of history.
“Who is Jesus?” has become the question above all questions.
C. S. Lewis famously showed that this question is before any other question. Is Jesus who He said He is? He cannot simply be a good man. Either He is the Son of God as He said, or He is a lunatic.
Lewis also stated: “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
Who is Jesus?
Paul gave us our greatest understanding of Christ by refuting the Gnostic teachers in Colossae.
He described Christ in this way: “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before God made anything at all and is supreme over all creation. Christ is the one through whom God created everything in heaven and earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see–kings, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities. Everything has been created through him and for him. He existed before everything else began, and he holds all creation together” (Colossians 1:15-17, NLT).
Because He is God’s Son and because He created all things, He is also head of the church. The church belongs to Him. He continues to work today through His body, the church.
God worked through Christ to bring about the redemption of the world. “. . . by him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of his blood on the cross” (Colossians 1: 19-20).
Christ came to bring you to Himself. He wants you to live in the peace of God through His work on the cross.
The question we must all ask is “Who is Jesus and have I given Him my life?”
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