Christmas is over; the Babe in the manger grew. Who was this Babe? John spent three to four years with Jesus. When God inspired John to write his Gospel, he used several terms to tell who Jesus was. This week we will examine some of them. Matthew 16:14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” Jesus asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”…
HE WAS CALLED GOD:
“God” – Jesus is rightly called God – the Word was God – “No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only who is at the Father’s side…(John 1:18)” And “he who hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:9)
Now how in the world am I going to deal with an understanding of the Trinity in one paragraph?
Here goes. The best Trinity analogy I have ever seen came from Child Evangelism material. I don’t know who originated it, but I’ve never seen it any place else.
This analogy of a Triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost was a comparison with the Sun, the Sun’s rays, and the energy from the sun that is necessary for life.
These three all began at the same time, however, it could be said that the Sun begat the rays; one cannot exist without the other and the rays could not exist with the Sun. Each has its own function. The Sun to “beget” the rays, the rays to come to earth, the Holy Spirit to energize the spirit of man.
We cannot behold the Sun, it’s glory would kill us but we can see the rays from the Sun. We can see the rays that extend between the Sun and earth. We can only know what the Sun is like by knowing about the rays. we can have no life if the rays do not touch us with its energizing force. But we can properly call the rays the “sun” as in, Is the sun shining today? Sun, rays, energy; Father, Son, Holy Ghost. There, my argument for calling Jesus “God” in less than 250 words!