Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ has always existed (John 8:35, 56-58; Heb 13:8; Rev 1:8).  He is the Son of God (John 1:1-2, 14; Rom 1:3-4; Phil 2:6-8; 1 Tim 3:16).  He was born of a virgin, being conceived in Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit (Isa 7:14; Matt. 1:18, 24-25; Gal. 4:4).  Equal to God the Father he became a man (Phil 2:6-7; Heb 10:5), taking on the physical limitations that a human body has such as sleep (Matt 8:24), hunger (Matt 4:2), and thirst (John 19:28).  He also displayed human emotions (John 11:35).  He was tested like anyone else (Heb 4:15), and yet sinless (Isa 53:9; 2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26), and could, therefore, offer himself as an acceptable sacrifice in the sinner’s place (Rom 3:25; 1 John 2:2).  He is immutable (Heb 13:8), and in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead (Col 1:19; 2:9).  He has no beginning nor ending (Prov 8:22-23; Isa 43:11-13; John 1:1; Col 1:17); and is able to save anyone that comes to him in faith (John 6:37; Heb 7:25).  He voluntarily laid down his life to die in the place of sinners (John 10:17-18).  After three days and nights in the grave he arose (Matt 12:40; 1 Cor 15:4), and after several weeks he ascended to heaven in a cloud (Acts 1:9), and will return someday in the clouds to receive believers in the air to be with him forever (Acts 1:11; John 14:3; 1 Thess 4:16-17).  Even now, he is the believers’ High Priest (Heb 4:14-16) and intercedes continually to the Father on their behalf (Heb 7:25).