Only The Father In Heaven Can Reveal The Real Jesus

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He questioned His disciples: “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” Jesus asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by My Father in heaven. -Matthew 16:13-17 BSB

The revelation of who Jesus is comes from the Father. Many false religions believe Jesus to be a mere prophet. One example of this false religion is Islam. Islam believes that Jesus is only a prophet and the Messiah, but their definition of Messiah is not the same as Peter’s confession, “Son of the living God.” Muslims reject the notion of Jesus being the Son of God because God cannot have a Son, for He doesn’t have a wife.

However, they misunderstand the concept of Jesus’ title, “the Son of the Living God.” It simply means that Jesus and the Father are one (John 10:30). God exists as three separate persons, God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. A simple way to explain the Trinity within the Godhead would be…

Let’s say a person raises their right hand. Would you say that they have five hands because of their five fingers? You would say one hand has been raised, right? The hand raised contains more than one finger, yet it is still called one hand. The same concept can be applied to how God chose to exist. There is only one true God who is eternal, never had a beginning, and always existed as three persons.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. -John 1:1 BSB

The “Word” refers to Jesus Christ, see John 1:14.

Any person who teaches a theology that portrays Jesus as only a good prophet or a good teacher is teaching a false Jesus with a false gospel. Jesus is much more than that. He is God.

Jesus said in John 8:24, That 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 Reason Jesus Came To Earth

Luke 1:31-3331 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.

What does “the Son of the Most High” mean? It means that He is the Word of God.

John 1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

.John 1:14And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus, the Son of God is the Word who was with God before everything came into being and is God. He came into the world as the promised Messiah to save humanity from their sins.

God’s plan for redeeming mankind from eternal damnation was to send His Son, in the form of a man, so that He could physically die for our sins since He is eternal and cannot die in His preincarnate state.

5 Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “You have not desired sacrifice and offering, But You have prepared a body for Me; 6 You have not taken pleasure in whole burnt offerings and offerings for sin. -Hebrews 10:5-6

John 14:6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.

Acts 4:10, 1210 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 health…12 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.”

Why is Jesus the only Savior? See below.

Isaiah 43:11I, only I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.

Only God is the Savior of the world, apart from Him no one can save mankind from their sins (Isaiah 43:25I, I alone, am the one who wipes out your wrongdoings for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.). The name of Jesus means Savior and. Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua. In the Old Testament, God is called Jesus.

Isaiah 12:2Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.

The Hebrew word for “salvation” is Yeshuah. Strong’s# 3444. Let’s read the passage again with the word Yeshuah in place of its English counterpart.

Isaiah 12:2Behold, God is my Yeshuah, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD God is my strength and song, And He has become my Yeshuah.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God is truly the Savior of the world. Are you seeking healing and restoration with the Living God? Jesus is the only answer and the one who will make you right in God’s eyes. Through faith in Jesus Christ, you will have all of your sins forgiven.

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.