Who is Jesus? That’s probably the most important question you will ever ask.
Living in multi-religious Singapore, our diverse faith backgrounds, or perhaps aversion to religion altogether, lead us to very diverse answers to the question.
Yet diverse opinions about Jesus isn’t something we observe only in 21st century multi-religious Singapore. Even during his life on earth, Jesus Christ’s very presence was a point of remarkable debate. Some said that Jesus was God, and others said he was demon possessed. Some said Jesus was a good teacher, and others called him a liar. Some said he was brilliant, and others labelled him insane. Jesus was applauded as a prophet, and he was dismissed as a blasphemer. So who is this Jesus that so many people have so many opinions about? Whatever your answer to that question, it will probably be the most important question you will ever answer.
To answer this question, we will turn to the pages of the Bible – we understand that if you aren’t a Christian reading this, you may question whether the Bible is a reliable source in the first place. To explore fundamental questions such as these, we welcome you to converse with us through the various touch points in Ways to Explore.
With that said, here are three observations of who Jesus is, gleaned from the Bible:
- Historical Figure – the Bible thoroughly affirms that Jesus is a historical figure who was born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18-25), walked the earth living a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), died a sacrificial death by crucifixion under a Roman governor and resurrected from the dead for many to witness (1 Corinthians 15:3-8).
- Lord of the Universe – the Bible affirms that through Jesus Christ all things were created and that all things were created for him (Colossians 1:15-17). And that God has exalted him to the highest place so that everyone must acknowledge him as Lord (Philippians 2:9-11).
- Only Saviour of the World – the Bible affirms that Jesus is the only way to God (John 14:6). That he came to save the world from their sins (John 3:16) by his sacrificial death and subsequent resurrection (Romans 4:25). God calls everyone, everywhere to repent of their sins and trust in what Christ has done on their behalf in order to be saved from sin and reconciled to God (Mark 1:15).
Here at True Way Presbyterian Church, we trust and love Jesus Christ of the Bible. We want all that we do to revolve around His person. And we are keen to help you to know Him, our Lord and our Saviour. In so doing, we are merely, as someone once said, “one beggar telling another beggar where to find food.”
To this end, as mentioned above, here are some Ways to Explore. We welcome you whether you are a skeptic, a seeker or simply someone who is unsure.