Who is Jesus?

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the "only Son of God," (John 3:18) and that He was both fully human and fully divine. Jesus is the creator of all things. He Himself could not be created because all things were created by Him.

As it says in Colossians 1:16, "For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him."

According to this verse, it was Jesus, the Second Person of the Trinity, at work during Creation. Whether things in Heaven or things on Earth, everything was made by Jesus and for Jesus.

Jesus is the very image of God—“image” means the exact representation and likeness of God. Sometimes when we get our picture made, we lament, “Oh, that’s not a very good picture of me....” But God says Jesus is the very image of Himself (Colossians 1:15). When we look at Jesus, we are seeing what God is like.

The Bible says that Jesus is the only person to have ever lived a perfect, sinless life (Hebrews 2:14). When He died on the cross, the Lord punished Him for all of our sins so that we could be forgiven and have His sinless righteousness.

After making payment for our sins, Jesus was in the grave for three days. Then He rose from the dead, demonstrating that He had conquered both sin and death, which is the penalty for sin.

Now Jesus is reigning from Heaven. Someday He will return to Earth to judge the living and the dead, to destroy sin and Satan, and to make all things new.

If you want to know God and receive the free gift of salvation and forgiveness, simply put your faith in Jesus Christ. Ask Him to forgive you for your sins and to give you new life. He will do it!