Who is Jesus Christ?
God – man – Jesus Christ? What does it mean?
The Bible tells us:
He was born of a virgin! Can this be? Isn’t it blasphemy to say something like that? God is holy, sinless, infallible, but man is exactly the opposite. Does that go together, and if so, how?
God says in his word (Psalm 53: 2-3): “God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. 3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
But now the Word of God tells us that Jesus was born of a virgin, a person who falls under the above judgment. We need to investigate this more closely. When God created man, it is said that He created him in “the image of God”:
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
That means he wanted to create a counterpart, something or someone with whom he could have fellowship. But that did not last long, because his people went other ways. They wanted to know for themselves what is good and bad and fell victim to the serpent, Satan. Since then, the connection to God has been severed. But God, the creator of heaven and earth, still loves his people, even if they have been unfaithful to him. The dilemma: God hates sin. In his presence, nothing can stand that is in any way afflicted with sin, like man. So there is a deep, insurmountable gap between God and man. God would not be God if he did not find a solution to this problem as well. And HE found one. A solution that demanded everything from him. He already announces them on the first pages of the Bible:
In Genesis 3:15 he says to the serpent:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
This verse speaks in the singular. So here a single person is announced who is in enmity with the snake (the embodiment of Satan) and will crush his head (defeat, kill)! Over the millennia, more and more details about this enigmatic person have been revealed, such as that the punishment for our sins would be upon him and that he would live forever afterwards (Isaiah 53). In the book of Daniel, we are even given the exact day on which he will enter Jerusalem (Daniel 9). Many other predictions can be found in the Hebrew Bible, our Old Testament, which were all fulfilled until the birth of this person, who was to be named Jesus, was announced by an angel to the future mother, Mary. She was totally surprised by the news because she had never slept with a man to which the angel replied: Luke 1:35:
“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
This Jesus would therefore not be created through cohabitation or a human love relationship, not even through the fact that God, as one or the other might now think, had sexual intercourse with Mary, that would be unthinkable, but rather through that God himself connected his divine DNA to the human egg cell in Mary’s body. No, God is omnipotent, what he sets out to do, he can do it too. He made the whole world, should such a little thing be impossible for him?
Because Mary was engaged to Joseph, it was important that Joseph was also informed about it, because after he had found out about Mary’s pregnancy, he wanted to leave her, which, by the way, was a clear indication that he had nothing to do with it. So it happened that an angel appeared to him, too, who explained to him the background of Mary’s pregnancy (Matthew 1, 19-25) whereupon the latter took Mary to himself, but did not touch her until the birth of Jesus.
Just as each of us is a 100% son of his father and his mother, so is it with Jesus too: He is 100% the son of the living God, but also 100% the son of Mary, so true God and truer Man, which earned him the title: “Son of Man” (Matthew 9: 6, Mark 9:31, Luke 18:31, John 3:13, etc.).
At the baptism of Jesus by John, the Baptist, it happened that John witnessed how God himself placed himself in relation to the person of Jesus Christ: “You are my dear son, I am well pleased with you.” (Mark 1:11). This also happened in other places, such as on the mount of the “Transfiguration” (Matthew 17: 5)
Only in this capacity was it possible to fulfill what was announced in Genesis 3:15, namely to defeat Satan and to pay off our debts, so that all who believe in him, that is, who acknowledge him as Lord over their lives to be accepted back into fellowship with God. For all others, however, the following still applies: excluded from God’s fellowship, eternal forlornness.
Do you think so, have you already clarified your relationship with Jesus? You shouldn’t waste any time. Maybe it will be too late tomorrow. If that’s what you want now, continue here.