Wednesday, December 24, 2014

John Wood, Jr. ― Who is Jesus? God, Son of God, Savior, Prophet

John Wood, Jr. is a writer, commentator, musician and Second Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County.

Is Jesus God? In the Christian context, it is an interesting question. To be a Christian seems automatically to say that the answer is “yes.” Philippians 2:6 describes Jesus from this perspective: “being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God …” 

We see bumper stickers, t-shirts and signs all the time saying “Jesus is God,” or “Jesus is Lord.” If we are Christians, how can we question that this is so? Yet question we should. I am a Christian; 

I believe those things written in the Bible. Still, many Christians confuse Jesus’ relationship to God, or more specifically the Son’s relationship to the Father. We often hear Christians pray to Jesus, asking Jesus for blessings and forgiveness of sins. This is common in Christian culture, yet in point of fact, praying to Jesus is unheard of in scripture. 

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