How Do We Know That Jesus Is God?
In a world wherein the common viewpoint projects that the nature of God is limited by the opinion of the observer, it is a wonder that anyone really believes that Jesus is God, the only God. In this matter, you must learn what is your Christian responsibility.
Time and again, when presenting the Gospel, I hear words like:
- “That’s just your viewpoint.”
- “People have a right to believe in whatever god they choose.”
- “Just saying it doesn’t make it a fact.”
- AND so many more commonly accepted arguments against the certainty of one God, one truth, and only one truth.
Now it wouldn’t mean much if this were merely a secular world attitude. Problem is… Many professing Christians adopt the same manner of speaking. But how can that be? Know you not your Christian responsibility toward the name of God? Consider the consequences of such a faulty sense of reasoning within a Christian. To believe or even to support the belief that God is merely a matter of perspective is to:
- Help them take prayer out of the schools
- Help them take Jesus is God out of the government
- AND most of all, it helps them lead by the thousands our daughters and sons on a direct path to hell.
Furthermore, to deny that Jesus is God, the only God clearly identifies that the heart has not fully accepted Jesus as Lord. Matthew 10:32-33 makes this abundantly clear wherein it reads as follows:
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Too Fearful To Proclaim Truth – Jesus is God, the only God
Are we so fearful of persecution as to care not that our family members may die without knowing truth?
In Exodus 34, we are told that our God is a jealous God. Drive out the enemies of God. Tear down the false altars. Break and destroy the false images. Cut down the groves where they worship iniquity.
Do you think is is merely an Old Testament sentiment wherein God is merely expressing wishful thinking? Do you really believe that loving your enemies means that we must openly embrace rather than openly reject their foolish and wicked reasoning? See the words in Exodus 34:16, and know that the God of today is the same as the God of yesterday:
And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.
Why do you whore after the desire to be accepted by wicked men? Why are you so blinded by iniquity? Is it not enough that we should heap our own sins upon the resurrected Savior? Must we also embrace the sins of others?
Zeal Without Knowledge
Romans 10:1-3 speaks of zeal without knowledge, and for many this is a serious point of setback. Yet there is also a danger of becoming too aggressive. We are told to be angry but without sin. Yet sometimes our zeal comes out in a blast of mean and harsh words. And though the words be true, they are not delivered in the spirit of kindness.
I am sometimes at fault in this. In my zeal for God, I sometimes deliver truth like a man mindlessly swinging a running chain saw. My objections and rejection of the lie that says that all gods are equal and that Jesus is God only in the Christian viewpoint, become harsh and rushed out without concern for damage. When this happens, I sorrow for I know that it brings a bad reflection upon my God. It seems as though I am unloving — at least unloving in that very moment of zeal.
Yet a botched delivery cannot and does not change the truth of rightly declared gospel words: Jesus is God, the only God. It is not the messenger who brings the conviction or the rejection, it is the message. Yet the messenger needs always to prove himself or herself a “workman that needth not be ashamed.”
So now you, yes you who profess to be Christian even as you support those who argue against Jesus is God, the only God, listen closely. This is your Christian responsibility, to know that “Truth is not a mere perception.” It is a fact. Those who believe and know that fire will burn have better sense than to poke a hand into the flames. Those who believe that fire will not burn will suffer the consequences. Convictions do not modify or eliminate truth. Heed the following words from Joshua 24:15, for they must be the battle cry of any true Christian:
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.