Man has his own interpretations of who Jesus is. The Bible has it's inspired interpretation of who Jesus is.
The Lord asked this question in Matt. 16:13-16.
(13.) When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
(14.) And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
(15.) He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
(16.) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
I do think it's worth mentioning that we should notice the capitalization of the adjectives that describe the person of Jesus Christ. I find it sad at how some would describe who Jesus really is. Jesus was not the half-brother of Lucifer. Adam was not God manifest in the flesh. Jesus was God manifest in the flesh!(1st Tim 3:16) Yes, Adam was referred to as the son of God, but then again, !st Jn Ch. 3 says that those of us who are saved are the sons of God. I'm surely not God, and you aren't either! Jesus was born of the virgin Mary. Jesus did not, nor did he sin.(2nd 5:21) Jesus did physically die on the cross. He was not just rendered unconcious as some say. Jesus resurrected himself by his own power. It was not faked as many do say.(Jn 10:17-18) There is many applications of who he is, but there's only one interpretation of who he really is.
We can clearly see who he is in the Holy Scriptures that are found in the precious King James Bible. The way some describe, and even preach him, is not the same Jesus the scriptures actually teach him to be. There are those that preach "another" Jesus, "another gospel." They're preaching lies about this man called Jesus that will damn the sinner to hell unless the light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God, should shine unto them.(2nd Cor.4:4) The so-called , "Another Testiment of Jesus Christ" is damning herisies!
There are those that preach there's another way to heaven even though Jesus himself said in:
Jn.14:6- I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Some will even say that this is pretty narrow minded. You're exactly right! Jesus said in Matt 7:14-Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way: which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. He's THE way, THE truth and THE life. He's not another way, or a way. He's the ONLY way.
(Is.43:11) I, even I, am the LORD; beside me there is no saviour.
(Is.45:22) Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God and there is none else.
This does away with the so-called geographical god therory that says, depending on what region of the world you live in, is what establishes his name. Allah, Buddah, or any other so-called "little "g" god" was NOT Jehovah God of our inspired scriptures. Scripture emphatically proves that Jehovah God in the O.T. is this same Jesus in the N.T. The birth of Christ was not the beginning of Jesus. Jesus was the very declaration of God Himself! Jesus even said in:
Jn. 8:58- Before Abraham was, I am.(Rev 1:8, 18)
God is such a universal name. In this lovey-dovey society in which we live, all religions want to come together, and lay aside our differences. True Christian fellowship is based on DOCTRINE, not love. Yes I agree that we should love everyone, but not to fellowship with everyone!(Rom.16:17)(Gal 1:6-9)(1st Jn.5:1)(2nd Jn. vs. 7-11) They speak of God or they mention the name of Jesus, but what god are they talking about? What Jesus are they talking about? But when you mention the Jesus of the Bible, as far as it's actual context, much of the world will cringe.
(Philippians 2:9-11) (9.) Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: (10.) That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth: (11.) And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Acts 4:12)-Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Jesus was Jehovah God manifested in the flesh! This same Jesus did not empty himself of any of the attributes of God,(omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence), but robed himself in the likeness of man. The cross that Jesus died on and shed his blood for our sins, ought to bring conviction of our sins while at the same time giving us hope in eternal life and redemption through Him.
He's not in that tomb, because He arose three days later. No other "god" can even come close to the great love that THIS God had for a hell deserving world! The Jesus of the Bible is mans only hope!
P.S. It's probably been a while since you've even read God's Holy Word. Do yourself a small favor and read these few passages of scripture. IT CAN CHANGE YOU LIFE AS YOU KNOW IT NOW!!!!!!!!!! (1st Jn.5:7- 1st Tim 3:16, Jn 10:28-30,Jn.1:1-14, Jn.3:16, Rom. 10:7-14, 1st Cor. 15:1-4, Jn.3:16,Rom.10:13) Have you believed in vain? Who do YOU, sir, ma'am, say that Jesus is? Well I don't know who you say he is, but you may need to know who the Bible says he is.
According to Gal. 1:6-9, there are those that are preaching, "another" gospel. There's no such reality of,"another testament of Jesus Christ!!" Are you confident enough to end up in eternity based on who YOU say Jesus is compared to who the BIBLE says Jesus is? Adam was not God manifested in the flesh. Jesus wasn't just a man. He wasn't the man, God, he was the God-man! Jesus was Not the half brother of Lucifer! Getting baptized or sprinkled don't take you to heaven! There is not power in the tub! There is power in the BLOOD!
Acts 2:38 tells us to REPENT and then we can believe. Joseph Smith is Not a mediator between God and men, nor is a priest!(1st.Tim.2:5) One can count their rosary beeds, and say their,"hail Mary's all they want. As a matter of fact, I don't care if you eat a waffel instead of a wafer, you'll still go to hell if one chooses to by-pass the blood!
Peter wasn't the first pope, Christ was that ROCK.(1st.Cor.10:4) It's by faith in Christ and repentance toward God.(Acts 20:21) By his grace alone, the precious blood of Jesus is what cleanses all from sin and gives us eternal life.(Eph.2:8-9)(Col.1:12-14)
The test of the Gospel of grace is this: If a man's message totally excludes grace, or mingles grace with works or law as a means of justification or sanctification, or if the message denies the fact or the guilt of sin, this is ANOTHER GOSPEL! They're not preaching the Jesus of the Bible!
The fact of sin, and the guilt of sin is what gives grace it's occasion and it's opportunity to be recieved by the sinner. Any one that preaches ANOTHER GOSPEL IS UNDER THE ANATHEMA OF ALMIGHTY GOD!
The theif on the cross beside Jesus saw first hand the grace of God as it unfolded before his eyes.
Rom. 5: 8-9 - But God commendeth (introduced) his love toward us, in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.
9.) Much more then, BEING JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
It was the grace of God that granted him the gift of faith to believe! (Eph. 2: 8-9)(John 6: 29) It was the grace of God that granted him the gift of repentance! (Acts 20: 21) The very substance of Jesus' blood that was shed was God's grace toward mankind when he poured out his life in our stead. It was our sins that nailed the Lord to the cross. Jesus himself took our sin upon himself who was sinless, and will impute his righteousness to the sinner who is willing to repent and believe the Gospel! (2nd Cor. 5: 21)
A man is not prepared to believe the Gospel until he is willing to repent! God's grace gave the theif that opportunity and he called upon the name of the Lord! Jesus then told him, "that today, thou shalt be with me in paradise."
The theif never had a chance to really live a Christian life. He never got a chance to go to church. He never got to read and study his Bible. He never prayed but one prayer. He never tithed. He never witnessed to anybody. He was never a member of a church. He never got baptized! He didn't do nothing to deserve what he got! That's grace!
A person should go to church, read their Bible, pray, tithe, witness, and join a church AFTER they have been saved! (Not to be saved!) One should get baptized AFTER they have been saved! (Not to be saved!)
Unless one is trusting in the Jesus of the Bible, I must tell you, you have been miserably decieved! Why do I do and say what I say in these blogs and discussions? Well, (Jude. vs.3) God Bless!! (Rom.10:13)