Was Jesus Created?
Was Jesus Christ created? Did Jesus have a beginning just like an ordinary man?
From the Bible we learn that Jesus was not created. Instead we learn that He is God or part of the Godhead as the second Person in the Trinity.
John 1:1-2 says: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
Jesus Christ was not created, but instead He is the Creator of all things.
For example, John 1:3 says: All things were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.
Colossians 1:16 says: For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him.
Therefore without Christ, there would be no creation because Christ Himself is God. He was there in the beginning when the universe was created.
Belief in the deity of Jesus Christ is an essential part of Biblical Christianity. Jesus Christ was a man whilst on earth, but He was also God and He has always been God.
In John 1:14 it says: And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
In 1 Timothy 3:16 Jesus Christ is described as “God manifested in the flesh”.
Therefore Jesus Christ existed before His arrival in the flesh or as a man on earth.
Christ has no beginning and no end. He is eternal in His nature and therefore He is an uncreated Being.
However many religions including various professing Christian groups will teach that Jesus was just a good man or a prophet, but they will either reject or attack Christ’s divinity.
For example, the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus was created and that He used to be the archangel Michael before He became the Messiah?
The Mormons believe in many gods and that humans can become like gods. They also claim that Jesus is the brother of satan and therefore Christ is a creation.
Other beliefs about Jesus Christ relate to Jesus being just a historical religious figure whilst also rejecting His divinity and resurrection as truth or fact.
Biblically such beliefs are false and one should be cautious not to be deceived regarding anything that is contrary to the deity of Jesus Christ.
Why Did Jesus Manifest In The Flesh or as a Man?
For Christ to manifest in the flesh on earth, He had to be born just as all humans are born. However it does not mean that Christ did not already exist before His human birth.
Christ’s manifestation in the flesh according to John 1:14 and 1 Timothy 3:16 was necessary for the salvation of mankind. He alone lived on the earth and yet was without sin simply because He came from Heaven and because He was God (Hebrews 4:14-15).
As a man Christ identified with us and because of His death on the cross for our sins, Jesus became the perfect sacrifice and only Mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
Hebrews 2:14-15 says: Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
Christ not only identified with His creation, but He also became our Saviour and Redeemer from slavery to sin. He became the only way through whom we can have fellowship with God (John 14:6).
Since sin and death came into the world through one man, being Adam – then salvation for humanity came through Christ who was fully human and fully God (Romans 5:17).
Without the shedding of Christ’s blood for our sins, there is no forgiveness of sins.
Hebrews 2:17-18 says: Therefore He had to be made like His brothers in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because He Himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.
What Did Jesus Believe About His Deity?
There is no other human who made the claims that Jesus made and followed up those claims with the unique miracles that He did. There are many claims that Christ said which pointed to His divinity and to where He had come from. His claims and the signs He performed testified to the fact that He was the Creator and not the creation.
For example, Christ said that all the Scriptures in the Old Testament (and now the New Testament) all testify about Him or point to Him alone (John 5:39).
He stated that He was the bread of life (John 6:35, 41, 48, 51). He said that He was the light of the world (John 8:12; John 9:5). He said that He was the door (John 10:7) and the Good Shepherd (John 10:11). He said that He was the resurrection and the life (John 11:25). He said that He was the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). He also said that He was the true vine (John 15:1,5) and that without Him we can do nothing.
In John 8:58 Jesus testified about His divinity when He said the following to the Pharisees: “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.”
By saying the words “I AM” and stating that He existed before Abraham, the Jews understood Jesus’ assertion to be the eternal God incarnate and this is why they picked up stones to kill Him (verse 59). The Jews were offended because Jesus identified Himself as being God.
Just as God had identified Himself as “I AM WHO I AM” before Moses (Exodus 3:14), so Jesus was also addressing Himself to the Jews with the same title therefore declaring to the Jews that He is God.
Understanding Christ’s divine nature is essential. He was never a created being but He is the Creator.
He is eternal and He has always existed before the foundations of the world. Jesus was not an angel but instead He is above the angels and the angels were created through Him (Hebrews 1:5-6; Hebrews 1:13-14).
So to believe in a Jesus who was created or a Jesus who used to be an angel would be to believe in another Jesus who is different from the Bible (2 Corinthians 11:4).
Our debt for sin could only be paid by an eternal being – in this case, Jesus Christ. No created being such as an angel or a man could pay for the debt of sin that is owed to God. Hence why Jesus Christ was the perfect sacrifice and perfect Mediator and the perfect High Priest.
DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???
1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
This means that we have all broken God’s laws and God’s 10 Commandments like those mentioned in Exodus 20:1-17. For example, if you have told a lie; if you have stolen something; if you have lusted after somebody or if you have coveted. This means you are guilty of breaking at least one or more of God’s 10 Commandments. Breaking God’s commandments makes us sinners. The fact that we are sinners who have broken God’s law means that we are accountable to God who is the Lawgiver. Romans 6:23 says that “the wages of sin is death BUT the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner who has broken God’s commandments and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.
2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to change your mind about sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.
4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God
Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?
We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.
PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.
“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
Today I repent and have decided to follow you. Thank you for forgiving all my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”
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