If You Get Jesus Wrong, The rest of Your Theology Falls apart.

61 But Jesus remained silent and made no reply. Again the high priest questioned Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” 62 “I am,” said Jesus, “and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63 At this, the high priest tore his clothes and declared, “Why do we need any more witnesses? 64 You have heard the blasphemy. What is your verdict?” And they all condemned Him as deserving of death.

Mark 14:61-64

The Sanhedrin couldn’t find two witnesses that would agree on the same accusation against Jesus. So, they flat out asked Him if He was the Son of God. The elders knew that the title Son of God meant deity. We see this in John 5:16-18.

16 Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews began to persecute Him. 17 But Jesus answered them, “To this very day My Father is at His work, and I too am working.” 18 Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

John 5:16-18

The moment Jesus declared that He was by quoting Daniel 7:13, they ripped their clothes and said that He blasphemed. The verdict that the Jewish elders gave was death.

Jesus wasn’t condemned to the cross because the priests and scribes were jealous, even though they were, but because Jesus declared to be God.

Jesus said in John 8:24That is why I told you that you would die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” The only way to make it to heaven is to believe in the right Jesus. We have to believe in who Jesus claimed to be. And in John 14, Jesus said that He is God.

All false religions believe in a Jesus that strays from the teachings of the New Testament. Apparently, the Jesus they present needs help to save people from their sins, so he utilizes idols, sacraments, and one’s merit. Why do they preach such a Jesus? Because Satan has made sure to reintroduce his own Jesus through his other sources like the Watchtower magazine, the Qur’an, and the book of Mormon, to name a few.

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 4:4

I cannot stress enough the importance of reading the Scriptures every day and asking the Holy Spirit for understanding because the Scripture teaches that the closer we get to the return of Christ, the worse deception will get.

Jesus Calms The Waves

Who Is Jesus?

Jesus calms the waves when His disciples cry out for help after a storm develops in the sea. In the Old Testament, the same account occurs. The LORD [Yahweh] calms the waves when the people cry out to Him for help.

23 As He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. 24 Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves. But He was sleeping. 25 So the disciples came and woke Him up, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to die!” 26 But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, you of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea. And there was a great calm. 27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this?—even the winds and the sea obey Him!” -Matthew 8:23-27

Only God can calm the storm. If Jesus can also quiet the storm, who does that make Him?

25 He spoke and raised a tempest that stirred up the waves of the sea. 26 Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths, their courage melting away in anguish, 27 they reeled and staggered like drunken men, and all their skill was useless. 28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. 29 He stilled the storm to a murmur, and the waves of the sea were hushed. 30 They rejoiced when the waves grew quiet. Then He guided them to the harbor they longed for. -Psalm 107:25-30

For further study on the deity of Christ click this link: (Study) Jesus Is God

We Must Believe In The Right Jesus To Get Saved

But regarding the Son He says,

“Your throne, God, is forever and ever,
And the scepter of righteousness is the scepter of His kingdom.

-Hebrews 1:8, NASB 2020

The Son [Jesus Christ] is called God, whose throne will never end. This verse makes Jesus eternal, not having a beginning.

Why is it necessary to believe that Jesus is God? Let’s take a look at what Jesus said about Himself and what the Apostle Peter said about Jesus.

[Jesus]

In John 8:24, Jesus said, “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am, you will die in your sins.” NASB 2020

Jesus said that if you do not believe that He is God, He will not forgive you of all your sins. Why? Well, if a friend gave you his new email address, but one of the letters you wrote down was wrong, not knowing how else to reach him. Having the correct email address makes all the difference. When you decide to email your friend, you will never get a respond back.

It is the same way with Jesus. If you believe in the wrong Jesus and pray to the wrong Jesus, your prayers will never reach Him.

The devil will try to trick you by putting on a mask of Jesus to lead you astray.

But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his trickery, your minds will be led astray from sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

-2 Corinthians 11:3, NASB 2020

Satan will come to you with a different Jesus. And as 2 Corinthians 11:3-5 warns, he (Satan) will try to take away your sincere worship for the Lord because He doesn’t want you to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. You see, Satan has his own [false] gospel. To name a few; Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Islam, Christadelphians, and other religious organization that falls in the same theology of Jesus not being God.

There Is Only One Savior

[Peter]

In Acts 4:10, 12, Peter declared, 10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.”

Peter said here that without believing in Jesus Christ and what He did for you on the cross, you won’t be able to get saved. What does this have to do with Jesus being God? I’m glad you asked. For the answer, we will need to travel back in time to the Old Testament.

In Isaiah 43:11, the LORD says this about Himself, “I, only I, am the LORD,
And there is no savior besides Me.”

In Isaiah 43:11, it says that the LORD is the only savior, and in Acts 4:10, 12, it says that Jesus is the only savior. There cannot be, as the LORD in Isaiah very clearly said, another savior besides Him. For Jesus to save you from your sins, He has to be God. In the whole Bible, there has always been one savior, and that will never change. For God to save humanity from their sins, He took flesh and put it on as a garment. He did this so that He would be able to die on the cross.

This post is for the one who does not believe that Jesus is God. Friend, I ask you to look at the verses I have presented here and others, such as these: John 1:1-2, John 5: 17-18, Colossians 1:16, and Revelation 1:8-18.

If you believe in the wrong Jesus, you won’t be able to go to heaven. I want you to be there with me. Put away your other extra-biblical sources and just read the Bible. God bless.