Is Jesus God or not?

I had a conversation recently with an uncle of mine who doesn’t believe Jesus is God. I think that’s a notion he concocted to fit his own personal belief system. He couldn’t have come to it by revelation, since he doesn’t read the Bible.

He also believes there is no life after we die.

I must admit that years ago, if I heard a compelling argument for some alternative concept of Jesus, God or heaven, I became momentarily skeptical.

What ultimately helped me cement my beliefs in God’s Word as the inerrant, infallible trinity w bordersGospel Truth was a principle of logic. It’s called the principle of non-contradiction. What it says is, “two contradictory statements can not both be true at the same time and in the same way”. I used the same principle in my post last week, “What if atheists and non-believers are right?”

The principle will work in the Bible, biology, physics, theology, ceramics, psychology, plumbing, whatever. The Bible gives us a number of scriptures in which Jesus, or other writers, make the claim that Jesus and the Father (God) are one. John 1:1; 1:14; 8:58; and 10:30 are among the most widely referenced.

The same principle works with those who claim they believe there’s more than one religion, one belief system that provides a way to get to heaven. In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am THE way,(not one of several ways) THE Truth and THE life; NO ONE comes to the Father (no one believes in God, no one receives the fee gift of eternal life) except through me.

Jesus claimed to be God. Jesus claimed more than once that He and God are One. Either Jesus was telling the truth, or he purposely lied to mislead humanity and was merely a prophet or a wise man.

I asked my uncle that if he’s right and there’s no God and no life after death, what have I lost?

“But,” I said, “what if I’m right and there is a loving God who promises those of us who believe Him and His promise of eternal life. . .what have YOU lost?”

He did not answer the question. He stopped talking. I don’t broach the subject with him any more. But he heard my question. And one day he’ll have to answer it.

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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4 Responses to Is Jesus God or not?

  1. ptl2010 says:

    We could never be His follower if we do not believe in the Lord and His Word 100%.
    Luke 9:23 says
    23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

    To follow Jesus involves denial of self, daily taking up the cross and following the Lord. It is sacrifice that a 100% believer will consider, not someone who is a partial believer. It involves total surrender of self, doubts and fears.

    • Steven Sawyer says:

      Thank you, Evelyn. Great thoughts and quite true indeed. Thanks for your encouragement and video.

  2. Looking Up! says:

    Amen!
    That is the same thing I always say. So what if I am wrong and it is a book of stories? Who gas been hurt by me trying to be a kinder more godly, more virtuous woman. Who us hurt by my Christian values? No one. What if I am right and the bible is true? To me tge bible is the only truth! You certainly cannot say you believe and then turn around and say you believe there are many ways to God. I had a co-worker shock me with that statement about a year ago. I thought how do we both read the bible and she says that? Clearly she doesn’t believe all of the bible. Folks it is either TRUTH or LIES. If it lies when Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through me then we may as well pitch it in the trash! You either believe it or you don’t. You choose.

    One day, regardless of what you say now, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Praise the name of the Lord!

    • Steven Sawyer says:

      Amen! Looking up. Thanks for these great encouraging comments. How some people can believe part of the Bible and not the whole thing escapes me. Really. Thanks for contributing. God bless.

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