Redefining Jesus Christ: The Biblical Jesus Versus The Counterfeits
By Chris Lawson
 

REDEFINING JESUS CHRIST:

The Biblical Jesus Versus The Counterfeits

By Chris Lawson

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And Jesus answered and said to them:
“Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name,
saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
(Matthew 24:4-5)
 

More than any other time in history, the world today is filled with false ideas and concepts of who Jesus Christ really is. What Paul the Apostle called "another Jesus, a different spirit, and different gospel" has plagued the world.  The purpose of this article is to point us back to the Bible and back to the Biblical Jesus!

False ideas about Jesus Christ

cult_sri_ravi_shankar_witches_ecumenismWith full force people on all six continents and from every walk of life have defined anew the biblical Jesus Christ.  For example, the polytheistic cult of Mormonism has ‘another Jesus’ that is supposedly ‘the spirit brother of Lucifer’ and one who ‘attained godhood’.  The Mormon Church teaches that all male Mormons can become gods, just like the Mormon Jesus purportedly did. Every Mormon missionary we have asked in the last 15 years has agreed to this. Hinduism, a runner-up to Mormonism’s pantheon of little gods, apparently has some 330 million gods.  The Jesus of Hinduism is just one more ‘avatar’ among many.  Countless variations of the Hindu Jesus are becoming more popular than ever in the Western nations. The mystical Hindu Jesus even promotes “Christian Hinduism”, “Christian Yoga” and “Christian visualization”.  Talk show host and promoter of New Age authors and books, Oprah Winfrey also has her take on redefining Jesus. However, Oprah televises it publicly for millions upon millions of viewers. Oprah has boldly declared on national television, “There couldn’t possibly be just one way [to God]”.  In direct defiance of Scripture, Oprah claims that Jesus Christ “cannot be the only way to God”.  Oprah’s own words are diametrically opposed to the Christ of Scripture who claimed, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)  The New Testament declares that salvation is through the Biblical Jesus Christ alone, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).  The Apostles of Scripture not only followed Jesus, they bowed down and worshipped Him.  And, Jesus did not stop them from doing so.  The Apostles testified that this Jesus was the Christ, the one that the Scriptures foretold would come — the Jewish Messiah whom Moses spoke of (Deuteronomy 18:15-19).  As we shall see, there is only one real Savior of mankind, the historical Jesus of Nazareth who is called [the] Christ (Heb. Messiah).  According to the Scriptures He is the LORD God of the universe.

Worshipping false ideas about Jesus

Far too many people today ignorantly receive and worship ‘another Jesus’ — a counterfeit Christ who cannot save sinners from sin, the power of Satan, or hell. Preferring to recognize Jesus as ‘just another prophet for our own age’, people everywhere are saying the wrong things about Jesus. In fact, the late Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat considered Jesus to be a non-Jewish Palestinian. This lie has now grown into Jesus being a “Palestinian Messiah”.  Many people involved with Witchcraft will tell you that Jesus was ‘a super witch’.  Eastern gurus and countless yoga instructors say that Jesus is a master guru who was ‘enlightened’, or who realized the God-Self.  Christian Science, a metaphysical mind science cult that employs a conglomeration of redefined Christian terminology and Hindu philosophy teaches that Jesus was a man in tune with the Divine Consciousness, that He was not the Christ, but a Divine idea. Jehovah’s Witnesses go so far as to teach that Michael the Archangel became Jesus and that "The man Jesus is dead, forever dead.” [CharlesT. Russell, Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 5, p. 454]  According to the Roman Catholic Church, ‘Jesus’ has been mystically transformed countless millions of times through transubstantiation. In the Sacrifice of the Mass, Roman Catholicism’s unbiblical version of Communion, Jesus literally, body soul and spirit, becomes a tiny bread wafer to be adored, eaten and ingested.  According to Islam and the Quran, Jesus of Nazareth was a ‘Prophet’ but not God’s Son, not the Savior of the world, and not God manifest in human flesh [God Incarnate].  This is completely  contrary to what the bible teaches (John 1:1-5, 14; Hebrews 1). To spirit mediums [necromancers, channelers, diviners, etc.], Jesus is ‘an advanced medium in the sixth sphere’.  The list goes on and on.  Even Dan Brown, author of the fiction-called-fact DaVinci Code thriller blasphemously cast Jesus of Nazareth as one who had sexual relations with Mary Magdalene. Dan Brown’s ‘DaVinci Code Jesus’ is clearly not the New Testament Jesus of Nazareth but a Gnostic cult counterfeit – a fantasy ‘Jesus’ that is a blasphemous perversion of the Jesus of Scripture.   All these unbiblical Jesus’s are simply redefinitions of the true Jesus. They are spiritual frauds, invented Christ’s, different Jesus’s.

Another Jesus, another spirit, another gospel?

In Paul’s letter to the believers at Corinth, God the Holy Spirit led the Apostle [under divine inspiration] to warn, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." (2 Corinthians 11:3-4)  Apparently there were Christians in the church at Corinth who were putting up with the false apostles who were preaching ‘another Jesus, another spirit and another gospel’.  It must be noted that those who bring a [qualitatively different] Jesus also bring ‘a different spirit’ and ‘a different gospel’. These false, counterfeit church leaders were not from God the Holy Spirit and they did not bring or preach the Gospel of God (Romans 1:1-5). The same is true today of all false teachers and false prophets.

Satan's joy—Mixing lies and truth

It is nothing less than the genius of Satan that is behind this mass perverting and counterfeiting of the real Jesus. It is the Devil who seeks to inoculate people against the real Jesus and it is the Devil that is behind all false teachers and false prophets. These people, like the Devil, mix lies with the truth. Sadly, those who are deceived do not know it.  They are in spiritual bondage to occult power that has enslaved them in the cultic and occult system. Jesus Himself said that Satan is the Father of lies.  Jesus declared: “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." (John 8:44)  Satan seeks to delude people by promoting any type of misunderstanding of whom and what Jesus Christ really is. Satan knows this will lead people to a perverted view of God, a perverted understanding of who Jesus really is, and a perverted view of Christianity and salvation.  Tragically, many ministers in our age are teaching false doctrine and living lifestyles that end up maligning the name of Christ before the Church and the unbelieving world.

Personal fancy or satanic delusion?

Like some in the first century church, many people throughout history have accepted and put up with what is contrary to the clear teachings of Scripture.  No doubt, this has led to countless millions of people being led away from the clear teaching of the Biblical Jesus to a user-friendly social gospel Jesus. This type of Jesus fits one’s personal fancy, allowing ungodly living without deep contrition over sin that leads to repentance and change.  This type of “Jesus” cannot save from sin because it is a false Jesus of one’s vain imagination. Many more examples could be given of this type of satanic deception [For examples see pages 8-9].  Through this avenue of spiritual deceit in the name of Christ, untold millions have been led away from the real Jesus unto eternal damnation. Jesus, who was always led by the [Holy] Spirit of God, [who is the Spirit of Truth] (John 14:17;15:26; 16:13) said: "I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [He], ye shall die in your sins." (John 8:24)  Those who opposed Christ understood He was ascribing deity to Himself.  (John 10:30-33)

For many will come in my name

It was Jesus Himself who clearly warned that before His return at the end of the age, many would come in His name and ‘deceive many’.  This includes false teachers, false prophets, false apostles and false Christ’s who profess to be Christians.  Jesus answered his disciples and said unto them:  "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many...Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; in so much that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.” (Matthew 24:4, 5, 23-26)

Should we not pay more attention to what Jesus said the first sign of the end of the age and of His coming would be—spiritual deception in the name of Christ? Instead of being wide awake and discerning the times, many who profess to be Christian are part of the sleeping apostate Church—including “unsaved ministers”!  Jesus’s very own words about false Christ’s and false prophets in the latter days are being fulfilled today. Only the ignorant and blind are failing to see this.

A different Christ for everybody

Consider Benjamin Crème, New Age leader and founder of Share International [and the Tara Centre].  Crème, a spirit medium, claims to be the ‘forerunner’ of Maitreya, the New Age Christ. This New Age Christ is recognized by occultists, Freemasons, Buddhists, etc. all over the world. The Share International website for Maitreya boldly declares:  "Many now expect the return of their awaited Teacher, whether they call him the Christ, Messiah, the fifth Buddha, Krishna, or the Imam Mahdi. Millions now know that the Teacher who fulfills all these expectations is already living among us." [www.share-international.org]

There is an endless list of spiritual leaders, celebrities, occultists, so-called Christian ‘prophets’, etc., who redefine the Jesus of Scripture and invent new Jesus’s to fit their own brand of theology and lifestyle. These people have done nothing but malign the real Jesus, destroy the Biblical message of salvation, and produce converts who are quickly indoctrinated into the kingdom of the cults and the world of occultism. It is amazing to think that the prophetic warnings of a man called Jesus of Nazareth, who claimed to be God and was worshipped as Christ and God, would have overwhelming fulfillment in the 21st century...two thousand years after He spoke them!

The real Jesus of Scripture

False prophets, false Christ’s, self-proclaimed god-men, and supposedly reincarnated “enlightened ones” have come and gone; they have all died in their sins.  Unlike all of them, the historical Jesus of Scripture, the prophesied Messiah of Israel, is the Savior of the world. He is able to save Jew and Gentile [non-Jew] alike. Jesus, the Eternal God, came [was incarnated] into this world as a sinless baby around 4BC. His birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection are the crowning "turning points" in world history.  It was Jesus Christ’s incarnation in human flesh that separated B.C. from A.D.  The ‘birth date’ of every human being is even a testimony to the fact that Christ the Savior of the world has come.  Jesus, who is called Immanuel [God with us] (Matthew 1:23), and whom His earthly mother Mary called “God my Savior” (Luke 1:47), has come!

It is a well known fact that Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled over 300 prophecies concerning His birth, life, death on the cross, bodily resurrection, divine nature and purpose (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Psalm.22; Zechariah 11:12-13;13:7; Isaiah 9:6-7; 53; Psalm 16:10). No other person ever in human history has done this or could do this!  For 2000 years the Jesus Christ of Scripture has been known by true believers in Christ to be God Incarnate – that is, Jehovah [Yahweh] God manifest in human flesh, Second Person of the divine, Triune Godhead. The Jesus of the Bible is 100% fully God and 100% fully man.

The real Jesus - the Eternal God

The Gospel of John is full of Christ's claims of deity while on earth.  Twenty-three times in all we find our Lord’s extremely meaningful “I AM” (ego eimi, Gr.) in the Greek text of this gospel (John 4:26; 6:20,35,41,48,51; 8:12,18,24,28,58;10:7,9,11,14; 11:25; 13:19; 14:6; 15:1,5; 18;5,6,8).  A prime example of Jesus Himself declaring to be Eternal God is when He was refuting the Pharisees and He told them that He [Jesus] existed before Abraham was even born.  “Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly I say to you, before Abraham was, I  AM.”  Then they took up stones to stone Him ...””  (John 8:58)  A rough translation could be rendered, “...before Abraham sprang into existence, I AM eternal God.”  Here Jesus declared Himself to be Yahweh, i.e., the LORD of the Old Testament.  The exact same expression Jesus used for Himself (John 8:58) is basic to texts such as Exodus 3:14; Deuteronomy 32:39; Isaiah 41:4; 43:10 where God declared Himself to be the eternally pre-existent God who revealed Himself in the Old Testament to the Jews.  This has been the biblical position which the Church has held for two thousand years now.  

Attacking Jesus Christ

Those who reject the deity of Jesus Christ, are attacking HIM!  He is the one that claimed to be Yahweh!  His resurrection, the myriad of fulfilled prophecies, and much more, declare Him to be God Almighty!  It is the cults, the liberal theologians, the Atheist’s, the New Agers, and many more who are attacking the Deity of Jesus Christ; His very Personage is the at core of the issue and kingdom of darkness hates Him! Jesus alone is the Redeemer of mankind and His purpose in coming into our space time domain was to deal with sin, save sinners and glorify God. He was the blood-atoning sacrifice for sinners who died on the cross as a Substitute in our place (Romans 5). He alone is the One that satisfied the due penalty against sin that divine justice demanded. He suffered and paid the penalty for our sin so that we might be declared righteous (Romans 4; Galatians 2,3,4) before all Holy God.  The “chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53). His shed blood on our behalf was the redemption price for mankind. He alone is "the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). He rose bodily from the rock tomb (1 Corinthians 15) conquering the power of death and He alone is the one who has triumphed over Satan and all the powers of darkness [Satan and his demons] (Colossians 2:14-15). This is the true Jesus that true Christians believe in. The real Messiah is not a user friendly, post-modern positivist who never addresses sin and never warns about Satan, hell and eternal damnation. No, the real Jesus dealt with all these issues and clearly told people, “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).

Trusting Christ or deluding self

Jesus Christ fulfilled the prophetic Scriptures. He is Messiah [Christ] and as such He is the [true] Light of the world (John 1:4,9; John 8:12; Isaiah 49:6; 1 John 2:8), not a false inner light or some New Age angelic messenger. Eyewitness accounts of His life have been recorded and the Biblical text is proof of it.  We do not need more ‘Christ’s’.  Neither do we need to try to become ‘a Christ’ or listen to people who tell us that “we need to remember that we are “little Christ’s”, or “gods” or “God” or that “we are each Christ and have a spark of divinity in us, but simply forgot”. Those who say so are liars, spiritual frauds, deceivers and antichrists.  Inventing new Christ’s and saying that humans are ‘gods’ is a delusion just as surely as saying that we are all Superheroes and can fly but have simply forgotten that we really are.  Humans are sinful, corrupt, fallen, creatures.  We can never become ‘gods’ or ‘divine’, this was the lie of Satan in the garden of Eden (Genesis 2).  However, we can be forgiven of our sins and brought into a right relationship with God.  The price was paid for our redemption [to buy back] with the precious blood of Christ!  This is Good News indeed - the free gift of Salvation!

Only one genuine Messiah

To further clarify who the real Jesus Christ is, the Scripture speaks of only one true genuine Messiah who is the Savior of the world. There is only one Messiah [Christ] - not one for each age. Both the Hebrew word Messiach [Messiah] and the Greek word christos [Christ] mean the same thing - “the anointed one”. He alone, the historical Jesus of Nazareth , is Only Unique Savior. He is the Son of God and as such He alone is God the Son (Psalm 2:7, 11-12; John 1:1, 14; Luke 1:35; Romans 1:1-4; Hebrews 1). He is eternal...both past and future (John 1:1-3, 14; 8:58) He is the One “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24). He satisfied the wrath of divine justice so we could be totally justified [declared righteous] in God’s sight, forgiven of our sins, and saved from God’s wrath (Isaiah 53; Matthew 1:21; John 1:29; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-3). Jesus, ‘The Christ’, is the only way to the Father (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5). The Bible is very clear that there is no other Savior or way of salvation. Contrary to what Oprah and countless others think, all spiritual paths do not lead to God! Jesus alone had power over His own death and the ability to take back His life again (John 2:19; 10:17-18). The resurrection of Jesus Christ was not an “illusion” as the mind science cults teach, but was physical (Luke 24:39). He rose bodily from the dead, never to die again. His gospel is the only one that saves.

In the volume of the Book

The New Testament also clearly distinguishes Jesus as the Jewish descendant of David (Matthew 1:1; Romans 1:1-5). He is the King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2). He came the first time as the suffering Servant and Redeemer (Isaiah 53) and at His second coming He will set up His Kingdom which will never end.  Jesus accepted worship, is equal with the Father (John 20:28-29; Philippians 2:6), and is to be honored with God the Father (John 5:23).  Jesus declared that worship is to be directed towards God alone (Matthew 4;  Luke 4) and many verses confirm this (Deuteronomy 6:13; 10:20; Matthew 4:10; Acts 10:25-26; 14:14-15; Revelation 19:10; 22:9). The Jesus of Scripture has the power to give life to whom He will (John 5:21) and the Father has committed all judgment to the Son (John 5:22). The Eternal Son, Jesus, was with the Father and directly involved in the creation of the universe. It is by His hand that all things are held together (John 1:1-3; Ephesians 3:9; Hebrews 1:8-10; Colossians 1:17). Jesus, is our Creator (John 1:1; 8:58) and will also rule the world at the end of this present age (Hebrews 1:8; Isaiah 9:6-7; Daniel 2:35, 44; Revelation 19:11-16). He alone was born of a virgin, and His full human body was conceived by the Holy Spirit —with God being His Father (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20-23; Luke 1:30-35).

No self-proclaimed ‘Christ’, ‘prophet’ or so-called ‘god-man’ in history has done what the Jesus of Scripture has done.  Unlike all other religious leaders ever, Jesus alone demonstrated that He has the attributes of God. He forgave sins and healed the sick (Matthew 9:1-7); He calmed the wind and waves (Mark 4:37-41; Psalm 89:8-9); He knows us and is acquainted with us (Psalm 139; John 1:46-50; 2:23-25); and He can and did raise the dead (John 11; Luke 7:12-15; 8:41-55), including Himself (John 2:19; 10:17-18). The clear testimony of Scripture points to Jesus as God. This is why the Bible points to Him over and over again.  “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me [Jesus]), to do thy will, O God” (Hebrews 10:7).

Receiving or rejecting false Christs

Based on the teachings of the Bible then, it is totally appropriate to reject all self-proclaimed ‘Christ’s’ and all promoters and endorsers of false Christ’s and counterfeit Jesus’s.  Accepting false Christ’s and their teachings is one of the most damnable sins mankind can commit. For to do so is to clearly reject the genuine Biblical Christ who said He alone is “the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6-7).  Those who accept and believe in false Christ’s have the wrong Jesus.  Jesus Himself said: "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13, 14)

Taking heed to God's warnings!

It must never be forgotten that throughout the entire Bible God has warned humanity about spiritual deception, false teachers, false prophets, dangers of occultism, etc. (Genesis 3: Deuteronomy 13; 18; Jeremiah 23; Ezekiel 34, Isaiah 47; Matthew 24; Mark 13; Acts 20:28-33; Romans 16:17-19; 1 Corinthians 14; 2 Corinthians 11:1-4, 12-15, 19-20; Galatians 1:6-9; 6:11-13; Ephesians 6:10-20; Philippians 3:17-21; Colossians 2:8-10, 18-19; 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22; 2 Thessalonians 2; 1 Timothy 1:3; 4:1-5; 6:3-10; 2 Timothy 1:15; 2:17; 3:1-9; 4:14-16; Titus 1:10-16; and many more). It is not “unloving” to tell people the truth.  In fact, not telling the truth and not warning people about false teachers and the lies they bring is evil. Would you want to be warned if someone was putting poison in your food, in your child’s lunch box, or in your Church? God commands His church, the Bride of Christ, to discern properly, reject false doctrine and false teachers, to separate from them and to warn the Church about them. Discernment is not an option for the Christian - it is a divine command!  Every Christian is called to reject false teaching and false teachers. To not do so only leads individuals, as well as the Church, into compromise, sin and spiritual delusion.

Jamming down the truth

How great is the depravity of mankind! When Jesus came as God manifest in human flesh, the religious leaders of His day, who did not understand Messiah’s first coming [as the Suffering Servant], rejected Him as a blaspheming counterfeit.  They even picked up stones to stone Him because He claimed to be Yahweh (John 8:58,59; 10:29-33).  Today, 2000 years later, much of professing ‘Christendom’ is just as blind, accepting false teaching from false teachers, false prophets, liberal ministers, etc. This is the genius of satanic counterfeits paving the way for the coming Antichrist.

The Scriptures teach that one day, the apostate church (Revelation 17) and the unbelieving world will together bow down to the son of perdition [who will be possessed by the Devil] and worship him as god (Daniel 7:25; 9:27; Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14; Luke 21:20; 2 Thessalonians 3:3,4; See also Lucifer [who became Satan / adversary] in Isaiah 14:13,14; Ezekiel 28:2,6,9,12-19)  All who reject the Biblical Jesus will be given over to this lie. They will worship the ultimate counterfeit Christ who masquerades as Messiah and brings false peace to the world. Paul spoke to the believers in Thessalonica about this: "And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12)

The great apostasy blooming

Noted evangelist, author, journalist, and Bible expositor Arno C. Gaebelein, who for over 50 years faithfully proclaimed the Gospel message, remarks on the great apostasy that precedes the rapture of the Church:  “His return is preceded by the falling away. Throughout this age there has been going on a falling away from the truth. John wrote of the many antichrists in his day. (1 John 2) The mystery of iniquity was then already at work (2 Thessalonians 2:7). When the end of the age comes (Matthew 13) the harvest, the tares which began in the beginning of the age will be full grown. When He comes again He will not find "faith on the earth" (Luke 18:8); the days of Noah and Lot have returned, days of violence and lust (Luke 17:26-37). The Epistles bear a startling testimony as to the final great apostasy, an apostasy which is apparent today, for the modernistic rationalism in the different evangelical denominations is the beginning of this falling away (See 2 Thess. 2; 1 Tim. 4:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 4:1-4; Epistle of Jude; 2 Peter 2 and 3).” - Arno C. Gaebelein, Twenty Prominent Facts Taught in the New Testament on the Return of the Lord, New York: Publications Office "Our Hope," ©1925.

But who do you say that I am?

The question that every individual must answer is the question that Jesus asked his own disciples, “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15; Luke 9:18)  Every human being will be held responsible for what they believe about Jesus Christ.  In order for one not to be deceived by the world’s lies about Jesus, the real Jesus Christ of Scripture must be sought, worshipped and obeyed.  Every person’s eternal destiny hinges upon what they do with the Christ of Scripture.

The ultimate privilege

It is our God-given privilege as created human beings to humbly respond to our Loving Maker.  God Himself gives us he free opportunity to repent of sin and to bow down to Him...and personally worship and declare Jesus Christ as Lord, God, and Savior (John 20:28).  Jesus, the King of kings and the Lord of Lords offers the opportunity to be ‘born anew’ [born again, regenerated, made alive in Christ] by the Spirit of the Living God (John 3:3-5).

Let us then wholeheartedly reject every false teaching and unbiblical misconception of Jesus and let us yield our hearts, minds and wills in full surrender and worship of Him who alone is the risen, living Christ.   For it was Jesus who, “...being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:8-9). - SRN

Authors Note:
This article was originally published in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2005.  This Second edition contains numerous grammatical corrections, added text, and many more Scripture references.

Something More:
On page 8-9 of our March 2009 SRN Newsletter, you will find an extensive list of examples of how people redefine Jesus Christ according to their own vain imagination, or worse, according to the doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1).

 



 

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