Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Kind of Jesus People Want

The Son reflects God's own glory, and everything about him represents God exactly.  He sustains the universe by the mighty power of his command.  After he died to cleanse us from the stain of sin, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. (Hebrews 1:3 NLT)

  We are living in a day when the deity of Jesus is being denied.  People have made every attempt to strip Jesus of his deity so he can resemble them.  By doing so, they can discount his authority over their lives and lives as they please.

   I learned in Dr. David Jeremiah's book entitled, "I never thought I'd see the Day: (pp. 79-81) that Thomas Jefferson, who proclaimed to be a deist, used a razor blade to cut out verses of Jesus' teaching from the four gospels and pasted them together in chronological order to form the Jefferson bible.  At the same time he omitted any references to the deity of Jesus lowering him to a mere moral man.

   How do you view Jesus?  Is he a mere mortal man with high moral standards, or is he much, much more?  The Bible declares Jesus to be God and God himself addresses Jesus as God in Hebrews 1:8, But to his Son he (God) says, "Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever."  

   What would our world be like without Jesus to hold it together?  (Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:16,17)  Were He to abandon this function as sustained of the universe, it would disintegrate into chaos.

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