There’s a lot of questions about Jesus that people try to push as teaching. Some are based on fact and make sense while others are outright lies. Did Jesus become God? Or has he always been his son?
Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about Jesus.
16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.John 3:16-17
Above we see that God sent his son, and if Jesus is the son of God that would make him equal to God right?
At the very least Jesus the verses make him a hero or a savior, but being God is slightly inferring due to his father being God.
Jesus Is God: He Called Himself “I AM”
In the book of exodus, thousands of years before Jesus arrives on the scene. We see a conversation around a burning bush between God and Moses. During this conversation, Moses asks him whom shall I say sent me, and God responds saying, I AM.
When God said I AM, he was making a statement that most people won’t notice at first. God is saying he is, and will be. When he says I AM he’s saying that he is the preexistent one, and will always be.
That is why God said I AM.
So Did Jesus Become God?
Jesus never became God, he always was God. In fact Jesus says the term I am so many times in the New Testament it can’t be a coincidence. Below are a couple of quotes from him.
Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!”John 14:26
35 Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.John 6:35
58 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth before Abraham was even born, I am!”John 8:58
John 8:58 is one of the more prominent verses. Here Jesus is stating that’s been around longer than Abraham. In fact during the Old Testament there is an Angel of the Lord that shows up from time to time.
The Angel of the Lord is different than regular angels. Regular angels don’t let themselves be worshiped while the angel of the lord is OK with it.
That is definitely something to chew on.
He’s The Son Of God:
Awhile back I wrote a blog about Jesus being the way. I just put the link in there and believe you should check it out.
I believe we are created by God, he formed us out of clay, and breathed life into us. The we disobeyed him and cut our connection with him.
The only way to restore it, was to send a perfect sacrifice. If Jesus were a man that became God, he couldn’t be the perfect sacrifice. He’d be a bull or a ram, just like they sacrificed in the Old Testament.
Jesus never became God, he’s always been God, and he loves you. Give your life to him today.