Ask The Chaplain

Ask The Chaplain

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Is Jesus Really God?


God the Son, Jesus Christ, combines the divine and the human natures in one union. God the Father sent Jesus Christ to earth in human form while yet retaining His divine nature.

Jesus was sent by God to earth so man could be pardoned from sin:

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because He hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:16-18)

The story of Jesus is recorded in the Bible in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These books provide a detailed record of the birth, life, death, resurrection, teachings, and ministry of Jesus Christ.

As part of the plan of God, Jesus came to earth in human form, ministered among men, died for the sins of man, was resurrected from the dead, and commissioned His followers to bear the Gospel to the nations of the world.


Following His resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared to many people, commissioned His followers, and then returned to Heaven. But remember...even though He is in Heaven He is still omnipresent...His presence is everywhere.


The special functions of Jesus in relation to spiritual warfare include the following:

1. Redeeming man from sin: It is through the death of Jesus Christ that you are freed from the bondage of sin in which the enemy has ensnared you:

...for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage...

(II Peter 2:19)

Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (Romans 8:21)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)

2. Authority over the forces of evil: You will study this in detail later in this course. The death of Jesus not only freed mankind from sin, but also resulted in triumph over the forces of evil. Because of this, you have authority over the enemy:

Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases. (Luke 9:1)

3. Destroying the works of the Devil:

...For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the Devil. (I John 3:8)

4. Intercession for believers: In Heaven Jesus is at the right hand of God the Father interceding for believers engaged in spiritual warfare. This means He is talking to the Father on your behalf:

...It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (Romans 8:34)


The name "Jesus" means "Savior or deliverer" (Matthew 1:21). The name "Christ" means "the anointed one" (John 4:25- 26). Additional names given Jesus Christ in the Bible include the following:

Adam (the second) I Corinthians 15:45-47

Advocate I John 2:1

Almighty Revelation 1:8

Alpha and Omega Revelation 21:6

Amen Revelation 3:14

Ancient of Days Daniel 7:9

Angel of His Presence Isaiah 63:9

Anointed Above His Fellows Psalms 45:7

Anointed (His) Psalms 2:2

Apostle of our profession Hebrews 3:1

Arm of the Lord Isaiah 51:9-10

Author and Finisher of Faith Hebrews 12:2

Author of Eternal Salvation Hebrews 5:9

Begotten of God I John 5:18

Beloved Ephesians 1:6

Bishop of Souls I Peter 2:25

Blessed and Only Potentate I Timothy 6:15

Branch (The) Zechariah 3:8

Branch (Righteous) Jeremiah 33:15

Branch of Root Of Jesse Isaiah 1:1

Bread of Life John 6:48

Bright and Morning Star Revelation 22:16

Captain of the Lord's Host Joshua 5:15

Carpenter's Son Matthew 13:55

Chief Cornerstone I Peter 2:6

Chiefest Among 10,000 Song of Solomon 5:10

Christ (The) John 1:41

Christ the Lord Luke 2:11

Christ Jesus Our Lord Romans 8:39

Christ the Power of God I Corinthians 1:24

Counselor Isaiah 9:6

Covenant of the People Isaiah 42:6

Dayspring Luke 1:78

Daystar II Peter 1:19

Deliverer Romans 11:26

Door (The) John 10:9

Elect Isaiah 42:1

Emmanuel Matthew 1:23

Eternal Life I John 5:20

Everlasting Father Isaiah 9:6

Faithful and True Revelation 19:11

Faithful Witness Revelation 1:5

First Begotten Hebrews 1:6

First Born Psalms 89:27

First Born Among Many Romans 8:29

First Fruits I Corinthians 15:23

First and Last Revelation 22:13

Foundation Laid in Zion Isaiah 28:16

Glorious Lord Isaiah 33:21

God of Israel Isaiah 45:15

God with Us Matthew 1:23

Great God Titus 2:13

Great High Priest Hebrews 4:14

Head of the Body Colossians 1:18

Head over all Things Ephesians 1:22

Headstone of the Corner Psalms 118:22

Heir of all Things Hebrews 1:2

Holy One of Israel Isaiah 41:14

Hope of Glory Colossians 1:27

I Am John 8:58

Image of the Invisible God Colossians 1:15

Immanuel Isaiah 7:14

Jesus Christ Our Lord Romans 1:3

Judge of Israel Micah 5:1

King of Glory Psalms 24:7

King Zechariah 9:9

King Over all the Earth Zechariah 14:9

Lamb of God John 1:29

Light of the World John 8:12

Lily of the Valley Song of Solomon 2:1

Living Bread John 6:51

Lord God Almighty Revelation 4:8

Lord and Savior II Peter 2:20

Lord of All Acts 10:36

Lord our Righteousness Jeremiah 23:6

Lord (Your Redeemer) Isaiah 43:14

Love I John 4:8

Man of Sorrows Isaiah 53:3

Master Matthew 23:10

Messiah Daniel 9:25

Mighty God Isaiah 9:6

Mighty One of Jacob Isaiah 60:16

Most Holy Daniel 9:24

Most Mighty Psalms 45:3

Nazarene Matthew 2:23

Only Wise God I Timothy 1:17

Our Passover I Corinthians 5:7

Physician Luke 4:23

Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6

Prince of Kings of the Earth Revelation 1:5

Prophet Deuteronomy 18:15-18

Propitiation Romans 3:25

Rabbi John 1:49

Redeemer Isaiah 59:20

Resurrection John 11:25

Righteous Servant Isaiah 53:11

Rock I Corinthians 10:4

Root of Jesse Isaiah 11:10

Rose of Sharon Song of Solomon 2:1

Savior of the World I John 4:14

Seed of David John 7:42

Seed of the Woman Genesis 3:15

Shepherd (good) John 10:11

Son of God Romans 1:4

Son of Man Acts 7:56

Son of Mary Mark 6:3

Son of the Highest Luke 1:32

Star out of Jacob Numbers 24:17

Stone Matthew 21:42

Sun of Righteousness Malachi 4:2

Sure Foundation Isaiah 28:16

Teacher John 3:2

Truth John 14:6

Unspeakable Gift II Corinthians 9:15

Vine John 15:1

Way John 14:6

Wonderful Isaiah 9:6

Word John 1:14

Word of God Revelation 19:13

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