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Foundations (Pt 2)
What The Bible Teaches About Jesus
(Acts 16:25-34 and various)
Who do you say Jesus is?
Was He a prophet, teacher, martyr; Savior – all of these; none of these?
When Jesus asked Peter that question, was He asking him for the consensus of those with Peter or was He asking Peter what he believed? What was the fisherman’s response?
“You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God!”
So, who do you say Jesus is – who is He to you?
Among all that can be said about Jesus there are a handful of things which comprise foundational, fundamental truths about Him; teachings that form the core of real Christianity. The Apostles Creed lists them as:
The Virgin Birth of Christ.
The Substitutionary Death of Christ.
The Resurrection of Christ.
The Promised Return of Christ.
The Final Judgment of the living and the dead by Christ.
These five truths form the foundation of all real Christian teaching and belief, and each of them is derived from and contained in the Holy Word of God.
Not only do these truths form the foundation of our faith but they also form the foundation of our hope. Jesus' miraculous virgin birth makes it possible for Him as a sinless man to die in my place and satisfy God's righteous requirement. Jesus' death frees me from condemnation and God's impending wrath on all who fail to come to Him on His terms. Jesus' resurrection ensures my eternal future - His victory is mine! Jesus' promised return means all hope is not lost but that I can have peace knowing that He will come and set all things right.
And rest assured also of this: Just as surely as Peter could never have reached a single person with the gospel if he had a faulty belief system – you will only reach people for Jesus when you agree with what God says in His word about Himself, and then say the same thing.
So, who do you say Jesus is?
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