Who does God say Jesus is?

In this blog we want to give attention to one of the statements in the comment of the Belgian Biblestudents on the blog, ‘Who is Jesus?’ They declare that, ’Clearly all those Bible text giving clarity that Jesus is another being than God.’ 

We do not agree.  According to our understanding, God the Father endorses that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Son of Man, is fully God and part of the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Let us explain,

#  Scripture is quite clear that God is the highest authority in the universe.  That means what He says, goes.  It can be accepted as the truth.  The following verses show God’s supremacy.

  • ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator [‘Possessor’ in some translations] of heaven and earth.’  Genesis 14:19
  • ‘You [God] alone are the Lord.  You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them.  You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.’  Nehemiah 9:6
  • ‘…God is the King of all the earth; sing to Him a psalm of praise.’  Psalm 47:7
  • ‘But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God, the eternal King.’  Jeremiah 10:10
  • ‘Amen!  Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honour and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever.  Amen!’  Revelation 7:12

#  As the above verses show, God is the highest authority in the universe.  All of creation belongs to Him.  What did He say about Jesus? 

  • “But about the Son He [God] says, ‘Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the sceptre of your Kingdom.’”  Hebrews 1:8
  • “He [God] also says, ‘In the beginning, O Lord [Jesus Christ], you laid the foundations of the earth and the heavens are the work of your hands….’   Hebrews 1:10

#  Conclusion

God, the highest authority in the universe, calls Jesus ‘God,’ and ‘Lord.’  

To be continued.

Why spend billions to search for aliens?

According to a Newsbeat article from BBC, the $100 million project to search for aliens is yet to find anything. 1  It is a ten year project.  According to the article, Professor Stephen Hawking said, ‘Somewhere in the cosmos, perhaps, intelligent life may be watching these lights of ours.’

Can aliens exist?

The Bible explains that all life was created.  According to Colossians 1:16 Jesus is the Creator, ‘For by Him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.’  The passage mentions ‘Him’ [Jesus] three times to clearly establish Him as the Creator.

#  Jesus did create invisible beings.

We know there are angels.  They are normally invisible, but many people in the Bible saw them and they played an important role in the history of Israel.  Some of them rebelled against God and they are the devil and his demonic kingdom. 2  Aliens are not regarded as angels.  Till now they are just science fiction characters.  So Jesus did not create aliens.

#  The Bible does not mention aliens.

If aliens are real, why does the Holy Spirit, who knows all God’s doings, not mention them in Scripture?  As proved by all the searches, aliens do not exist.  They only exist in the minds of people who desperately want them to be real.  The idea comes from the ruler of this world, the devil who controls the whole world. 3  He tries to convince people that there are aliens.  Then the Bible is not true, God is not the Creator, and Jesus’ work on the cross was unnecessary.

#  Why waste billions searching for aliens?

The devil inspires the unbelieving world to spend billions on the search for aliens.  The reason is, that as long as people hope there might be aliens, special creation is a myth.  The search is for advanced aliens who seeded life on earth, and there could be many planets where life might have evolved.  Therefore there is no reason to take note of the Bible and prepare for eternal life.

Conclusion

The devil dearly loves his agenda of aliens.  Unfortunately it will cause people who believe his lies, to miss God’s eternal Kingdom.

References

  1. http:www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39665928/a-100m-project-to-search-for-aliens-is-yet-to-find-anything, 2017/06/11
  2. Revelation 12:9
  3. 1 John 5:19b

Did humans evolve?

The purpose of this blog is to show that the Bible does not support human evolution. It is clear from EvolutionJesus’ words, ‘…at the beginning the Creator made them male and female,’ that humans did not evolve.1  Despite that, there are still ‘Christians’ who think we evolved from ape-like ancestors. Please note there is scientifically no evidence for human evolution. 2

God created (Jesus is also the Creator), the first man and woman in His image, ‘Let us make man in our image.’ 4  The Bible teaches:

  • The Trinity decided beforehand that Jesus would come to earth, ‘He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed at these last times for your sake.’ 5
  • Jesus, the Saviour, appeared as a human being on earth, ‘…made in human likeness.’ 6
  • The resurrected Jesus still had His human form.  He ascended, and is today at the right hand of the Father, still in human form.
  • We will be like Jesus once we are resurrected, ‘And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.’  7

Conclusion

  1. From beginning to end, only the human form is important. It is miraculous that we, humans, were made in the image of Jesus.  He became like us, lives like us in heaven, and one day will reign on the new earth still looking like a human.
  2. Since the human form is ‘fixed,’ it excludes all biological evolution from ape-like ancestors.
  3. It is one of the devil’s strategies to convince people they are made in the image of an ape, not in God’s image.8 The aim is to deny the specialness of humans, and to break the link between Jesus and humans.

What do we learn? To believe that humans descended from apes is to insult the Trinity, since they decided to make humans in their image. It is playing with fire to doubt God’s Word and to imply that God does not have the intelligence and power to design what they decided on – humans in His image.

Scripture is absolutely correct that people are made in the image of God, and not in the image of an animal.

References

  1. Matthew 19:4
  2. A Gauger, D Axe, C Luskin, Science and Human Origins, Discovery Institute Press, 2012
  3. John 1:3, Hebrews 1:2; Colossians 1:16
  4. Genesis 1:26-27
  5. 1 Peter 1:18-20. See also 2 Timothy 1:10
  6. Philippians 2:7
  7. 1 Corinthians 15:49
  8. WJ Smith, The War on Humans, Discovery Institute Press, 2014
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