There are certain groups today who would say that the Jesus Christ of the Bible is not God in the Flesh. They assert that He is merely a created being whom God used to create the entire world. Texts such as "He is the firstborn over all creation" and "The Father is greater than I" are used to support this view. Dare not anyone say that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh or that He is Yahweh or Jehovah! Why this would be disservice and a dishonor to the one true God Almighty! Besides, how can The Father be the Son and the Son be the Father?! This doesn't make sense....It's not logical!
For many this is indeed a stumbling block to the Christian faith, but this is such an important issue to figure out because an entire religion holds this view as a major doctrinal point. Jesus was just a great prophet of God, but by no means was He an angel or God himself this religion says. Another group says that Jesus was the Archangel Michael, one of God's prime creations, but not God Himself. Yet another group asserts that Jesus was a spirit child of God his Father and the brother of Satan. While many people who say that Jesus Christ was just a created being use logic, certain verses in the Bible, or their own religious text I submit the idea that these views are not consistent with the complete revelation of God as found in the Bible. Thus I write this blog today to help set the record straight because there are many out there who hold the view that Jesus was merely a created being, a prophet or an angel, but the problem with these views is that the Bible simply doesn't teach them. Now before I proceed I must say one thing. We must submit our logic to scripture, not scripture to our logic. This is where many people get themselves into trouble and error. God's Word goes first, then my logic second, for who can fully know the mind of God?
There are certain parts of the New Testament that quote verses from the Old Testament describing God creating the world. Now what's interesting about the verses is that they are used to describe the activity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Why are the writers of the New Testament using verses that describe God's hands creating world, His eternal existence, and title being used in the New Testament to describe Jesus? Lets take a close look.
12 “Listen to Me, O Jacob,
And Israel, My called:
I am He, I am the First,
I am also the Last.
13 Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth,
And My right hand has stretched out the heavens;
When I call to them,
They stand up together. Isaiah 48:12-13 (NKJV)
8 "But to the Son He says......" Hebrews 1:8a (NKJV):
10 “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands...." Hebrews 1:10 (NKJV)
Notice that in the passage in Isaiah it says that God laid the foundation of the earth and stretched out the heavens with his right hand, while the writer of Hebrews takes the same idea and applies it to the Son of God, Jesus. Now I didn't include the full contexts of both, but a clear reading of the passages will show that Isaiah is referring to God and Hebrews referring to Jesus (Also calling Him God). This strongly shows that Jesus is the creator God, He is God in the Flesh. I agree wholeheartedly as well as the scriptures when Paul says this about Jesus:
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God. Philippians 2:5-6 (NKJV)
9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Colossians 2: 9 (NKJV)
So, believing that he was just a created being or a Prophet is erroneous even just based on these verses. There are many more verses that teach that Jesus is God in the Flesh. So if you say that Jesus was just a created being how do you explain the previous verses? They clearly teach that he is much more.