A proper understanding of who Jesus is isn’t merely a matter of “crossing t’s and dotting i’s”. The Bible clearly reveals that some people preach another Jesus. Another Jesus according to what? A Jesus different from the One revealed in the word of God.
Some people say that Jesus was only a man. Others claim that He was an avatar, or God in human form, but no different than Buddha, Confucius, or others. But what does the Bible say? Clearly, Jesus Christ is God Incarnate – fully God, yet fully man. Not just one or the other, but both.
When Jesus became man, the mystery written about in Scripture, He did not surrender His deity, only His attribute of omnipresence. His pre-incarnate glory was veiled, but not removed. In that capacity Jesus is known as the Son of God. However, He is also known as the Son of David, which is His Messianic title; Son of Abraham, which is His covenant title; and Son of Man, which is His human title.
So the Christ, the Savior of the world, is Jewish in His humanity and lineage, but deity in His eternal nature. As we see in the first verse of Mark’s gospel, Scripture teaches plainly that the “good news” is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” This same Jesus, who is Lord of all, gave His life for the sheep.
Whoever believes in Jesus Christ as the Son of God has life, eternal life. We cannot pick and choose which Scriptures to use when determining who Jesus is, but we must use all Scripture. Not to believe that Jesus is the eternal “I AM” of the Scriptures is to believe in the wrong Jesus.
“But who do you say that I am?” Your response will determine your eternal destiny. Salvation is a prayer away.