A GOOD MAN OR A DECEIVER
We read in John 12:37-38 the quotation from Isaiah 53:1 , “who hath believed our report?” The answer is, “that though He (Jesus) had done so many miracles before them (Israel), yet they believed not on Him.”
There are millions of so-called Christian church-members today who DO NOT believe the report concerning the eternal, Divine, omnipotent, omniscient, sinless Christ of John’s Gospel. Now, these churchy religious people will not openly call Jesus a deceiver. And even many rabbis would agree with these unsaved, religious church-members that Jesus Christ was a ‘Good Man’. So the question then to be asked is, How do they know He was a ‘Good Man? And then, Is John’s biography of the Lord Jesus trustworthy? Can we give an intelligent answer to the question, “what think ye of Christ,” by depending on what Christ says about Himself in John’s Gospel?
So, IF these religious church-members base their appraisal of Christ on John’s Record, they MUST decide that Jesus Christ was both “GOD” and “GOOD,” OR, He was neither “GOD” nor “GOOD.” Christ was either GOD in human form, or He deceived the people. Peter, John, and Paul, all believed that Jesus Christ was the eternal God in human form. When the Apostle Peter said to the Savior, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16 ), “Jesus answered and said unto Him, flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father Who is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:17 ). It is true that the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14 ).
When unsaved religious church-members repudiate the clear statements concerning the eternal Deity and virgin birth of the self-existent Christ, it is because no man can say that Jesus is the Lord except by the Holy Spirit, Whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him. (1 Corinthians 12:3 , and John 14:17 ).
What is so strange is that many unsaved religious church-members desire to bear the Name of Christ (Christian), and yet they do not know that a “Christian-infidel” is an impossible paradox. Of course when we read of the clever devil’s work in 2 Cor. 11:13-15 , perhaps we should not be surprised. Satan transforms himself into an angel of light and camouflages his ministers as ministers of righteousness who minister as servants of Christ.
Many of these unsaved, religious, church members, are called modernists. Every modernist, who pretends to be a Christian, is either an infidel or an idolater. If he does not honor the Son as he honors the Father (John 5:23 ), if he does not worship Him, as He was worshipped by angels and men (Hebrews 1:6-8 , and John 20:28 ), “my Lord and my God,” he is an infidel. If he really worships Christ, whom he believes to be no more than a good man, and not the eternal Son of God, he is an idolater.
“Believe on the LORD Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” Acts 16:31 , while there is still time!
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20 )
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