GOD'S WORD THE BIBLE: The Identity of Jesus


The record of the New Testament regarding the life and teachings of Jesus Christ is astounding. For those who accept the evidence of the reliability and trustworthiness of the New Testament as a historical document there is but one conclusion: Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this world to reveal and establish divine truth.

Based on the recorded testimony of the words of Jesus we learn He claimed to be God's Son having been sent to this world by God to bear witness to the truth and to reveal God's will to man. We read the accounts of the mighty works of power which were manifested through Him as He ministered to those who were oppressed and downtrodden. We learn of His resurrection from the dead by the power of God the Father which was verified by over 500 eyewitnesses who saw Jesus alive after His crucifixion and death. Combined with the record of the testimony of many others regarding Jesus' life these facts provide a solid foundation on which to place ones faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

The ramifications of this conclusion are manifold, however the most important for now is the fact that as the Son of God Jesus' teachings were authoritative and without error. With this in mind attention is now turned to the nature of the scriptures. What did the Son of God have to say about the nature of the Old Testament scriptures? Furthermore, what did Jesus teach that would have bearing on the writing of the New Testament and the nature of those documents as well? Please continue on as these important topics are explored in more detail.