WHO IS JESUS?

In the beginning words of the Gospel According to John, readers are introduced to Jesus, the God Man, who took on flesh and dwelt among His created people, where He would stand in as the Supreme Substitute for the punishment that their sinful rebellion against God deserved.  One with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, Jesus emptied Himself of His divine rights and humbled Himself, and took the role of a bond-servant, having been born of a virgin and made in the likeness of men, He lived a sinless life so that His sacrificial death and subsequent resurrection would be acceptable for the payment of sin's debt.  Coming not to be served, but to serve and offer His life as a ransom for many, He, as John the Baptist declared, was the lamb of God, who took away the sin of the world.


For those who, by God's grace, believe in their hearts that God raised Him from the dead and confess with their mouths that He is Lord, salvation and new life is given.  The new life one receives is not merely found because of Jesus, but is found in Jesus.  The Apostle Paul, author of many books found within the New Testament, said this of the new life that he received in Christ, "For I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me." (Galatians 2:20)