Scripture Reference: Matthew 16:13
In this passage, we have the most important question in the Bible; for a person's eternal destiny depends on what he believes concerning who Christ is and what He has done for our salvation. In verse 16, Peter answered correctly, saying, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." This all-important doctrine of the deity of Christ is the answer to all the cults that deny it and to all the philosophies and reasonings of men.
There are many references in the Bible that prove that the Lord Jesus is God the Son. We need to know these in order to answer those who do not believe. John 1: 1 states that" ... the Word [Christ] was with God and the Word was God." Other verses also have this very direct statement, such as Matthew 1:23. ''They shall call His name Emmanuel...God with us." The disciple Thomas stated, when he recognized the risen Christ, "my Lord and my God" (John 20:28).
We should note that throughout the four gospels the believers addressed Jesus as Lord; those who did not believe addressed him as Master or in some other way. The thief on the cross showed his faith by addressing Jesus as Lord (Luke 23:42). The title of LORD Is a.reference to His deity. This can be seen in Philippians 2:11 where it states that one day every person will confess that "Jesus Christ is Lord." In I Timothy 6:15, He is referred to as " ... the King of kings and Lord of lords." Other verses that prove His deity are I Timothy 3:16 "God was manifest in the flesh," and Titus 2:13 " ... the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ." Still the great question for all cults and religions is, "Who do men say that I am?"
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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