Jesus was born to a woman who was a virgin. Jesus’ birth was a miracle. He was born without a human father. He came from heaven and a human body was created for Him. This body was the baby that Mary carried in her womb. Jesus was God. He came down to earth in the body of a man. There is no other way to explain it. Jesus is both God and man. He is without sin.

Jesus is the Word of God

“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God….the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.” (John 1:1-14). The Word of God is God. God made the universe and everything in it through His Word. God spoke and all things were made. The Word of God became a human and that human being was called Jesus. Jesus was both God and man.

Jesus can forgive sins

We know that only God can forgive sins because God is all powerful and holy. Jesus says: “Your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:48). Jesus is the one who can forgive your sins. Jesus is holy and pure. Jesus is kind and righteous. Jesus is filled with love and wants to forgive your sins. He is God because He can forgive your sins.

People are mad and angry when they hear that Jesus can forgive sins. This is because they do not have faith. They do not believe.

“Jesus knew immediately what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’? So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” (Mark 2:8-11).

Jesus can raise people from the dead

Jesus has the power to heal people today and to raise them from the dead. Only God has this power.

“Jesus … arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance. “Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them. But Martha, the dead man’s sister, said, “Lord, he has been dead for four days. The smell will be terrible.” Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” (John 11:38-44).

Jesus has been alive forever

“Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.” (Revelation 1:17-18). Jesus has the power over death and can give people eternal life. Only those people who put their faith in Jesus will go to heaven and live forever. Jesus is God. Jesus is the one who has power over death and heaven. We are to believe what God says in the Bible. We are to believe God’s way of salvation.

“Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:12-13). Jesus is the beginning and the end.

Jesus said: “I am the Alpha and the Omega–the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come–the Almighty One.” (Revelation 1:8). Jesus has been alive forever. He has no beginning and no end. He was not created but lives forever. A body was made for Jesus, but Jesus has been alive forever.

The Word of God became a man and lived on the earth. God spoke to us through the body of a man. It is a miracle. God walked on this earth in the body of a man.

Jesus did many miracles to show that He is God

Jesus walked on the water: “Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.” (Matthew 14:25).

Jesus can forgive sins: “My child, your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:5).

“Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark. I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken. I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say.” (John 12:44-50).

© Somali Christian Ministries, 2018