It is critical that we know who Jesus Christ is.  Jesus is not just ‘the son of man’, He is God incarnate (in flesh).

‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD. . . ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM; and without him was not ANY THING made that was made. . . He was in the world, and the world WAS MADE BY HIM, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name . . . And THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.’ (John 1:1, 3, 10-12, 14)

Jesus IS God in the flesh. ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, AND THE WORD WAS GOD . . . And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us’

If you believe that Jesus was only a man, a prophet, a good teacher, then you are not a Christian. You are not a Christian because the blood of a good man does not pay for your sins.

The blood of a good man can no more take away the sins of the world, than the blood of innocent bulls, goats, and lambs.

‘NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].’ (John 1:18)

‘Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son’s name, if thou canst tell?’ (Proverbs 30:4)

‘Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, [for] the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell [among them].’ (Ps 68:18)

‘And no man hath ascended up to heaven, BUT HE THAT CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, [even] the Son of man WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.’ (John 3:13)

‘(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also THAT ASCENDED UP FAR ABOVE ALL HEAVENS, that he might fill all things.)’ (Ephesians 4:9-10)

‘Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is HE WHICH COMETH DOWN FROM HEAVEN, and giveth life unto the world.

Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

And Jesus said unto them, I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. . .

. . . I AM THE LIVING BREAD WHICH CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN . . .

. . . When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? [What] and if ye shall see the Son of man ASCEND UP TO WHERE HE WAS BEFORE? (John 6:32-38, 51, 61-62)

‘So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.’ (Mark 16:19)

‘Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.’ (Luke 22:69)

‘For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O GOD, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom.’ (Hebrews 1:5-8)

I urge you to prayerfully consider what I have said here. If you do not believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ, then you are either worshiping (who you believe is) a man, or you are stripping God (Jesus) of His divinity and lowering Him to the level of a ‘good man’.  (Actually, probably both.) Neither one of these is the kind of faith that leads to salvation.  A ‘good man’ can’t save you.  Only GOD can.

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