IS JESUS CHRIST GOD: With more than enough scriptural evidence(s), we know for sure that Jesus Christ is our saviour.
Titus 1:4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. 2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Nonetheless, scriptures also refer to God as our saviour.
1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
As a result, some believe and teach that since they are both referred to as our Saviour, Jesus must be God and God must be Jesus. However, such can’t be the case from scriptures.
God alone planned out our salvation. He alone mapped out the plan. This is why God is our saviour. He made a plan for us, to redeem us from Sin and condemnation by transferring us to his own kingdom. On the other hand, Jesus was the one through whom the plan was carried out. Jesus Christ his son executed the father’s salvation plan. This makes him the Saviour too. Paul communicated this in his letter to the Corinthian church.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (KJV) And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
That is, God, through Jesus Christ the Messiah was reconciling the world back to himself! Let’s consider the scripture in another translation.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (ISV) All of this comes from God, who has reconciled us to himself through the Messiah and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, for through the Messiah, God was reconciling the world to himself by not counting their sins against them. He has committed his message of reconciliation to us.
The above scripture makes it clear why both Jesus Christ and God, his father can be referred to as ‘Saviour.’ God mapped out the plan. Jesus executed it (the will of his father).
A similar scenario to this is in the case of a government of a country, its military, and masses facing terrorist attacks within the country. The government, if responsible, would protect its masses by sending its military to intervene by either killing or warding off the terrorists.
In such cases, the masses can claim to have been saved by the government. They can also claim to have been saved by the military of their country. It doesn’t mean the military is the government or the government is the military. It only means that one came up with a decision or plan and the other executed it.
Jesus came to implement God’s plan.
John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
We know for sure that God, as the planner of man’s redemption, sent Jesus to execute it.
John 3:16-17 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.
God (the planner) saved us through his Son, Jesus the Messiah (the executioner).
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Agaga Fredrick Abangji is a writer, reporter, content writer, believer in Jesus Christ, and a creator of religious literature. A student of Bingham university – Nasarawa state, studying mass communication.
THE NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF LECRAE’S LOSS OF FAITH AFTER THE EXPERIENCES OF HIS PAST THREATENED TO RUIN HIS CAREER AND LIFE.
Two-time GRAMMY winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae had inspired millions with his redemptive and gut-honest art. But when his personal life spun into chaos, he was forced to face the buried impact of the unhealed wounds–sexual abuse, physical trauma, addiction, and depression–that threatened to tear it all apart. Along the way, he realized the wounds we all carry have the potential to be unlikely guides to healing and freedom for ourselves, and others.
With vulnerable honesty and transformational yet simple steps you can apply today, Lecrae shares the personal practices he uses in his daily life for mental, emotional, and spiritual health. With powerful prose, he gives an unflinching look at the personal and public spaces that sadly hurt us so often–culture, politics, family, church, personal failure–and reminds us that learning to let go and forgive is the birthplace for the life of creativity and freedom God has for us.
I Am Restored is an inspiring charge to embrace the lasting healing and restoration available now, and that we all desperately long for, because no matter what you’ve experienced, God is near, He hears, and He’s not done with you yet.
Fast rising Gospel music minister Yadah has topped the June edition of the Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart, compiled by The International Association of Christian Media Practitioners [IACMP], with her wavemaking recent single titled “Onye Inaputara.”
With +18K views on the music video released on the 12th of June and an overwhelming number of votes from 54 Nigerian Gospel music blogs all across the nation, add to the nods from IACMP Top 10 Chart Panelists, the Abuja based Gospel artiste has whisked the spot off Dunsin Oyekan’s “At All Cost,” which dropped 6 steps to the Number 7 spot, for the month of June.
“Obinasom,” by Mercy Chinwo, Ada Ehi’s “Fix My Eyes On You” featuring Sinach and GUC’s “All That Matters,” all made their way back to the chart in order of mention due to recent demands and the vacuole created by lack of stronger contenders for the month. “‘All That Matters” by GUC pushed “On God” by Eben a step down from the number 4 spot which the single held last month.
The IACMP Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart uses popular votes from about 54 Gospel music blogs & online radio stations all over Nigeria, online music statistics such as charts from Gospel music blogs all over Nigeria. Also views, downloads, streams, external Gospel music charts and the decision of 2 panels (a 4-man and a 6-man panel) as criteria to determine the song that makes the monthly chart. The chart is the most credible Gospel music chart in Nigeria.
Let Us Assume that: 1) The cause of this pandemic is the 5-G technology.
2) The only answer to the pandemic is a vaccine to be administered with a chip.
3) The chip will be the fulfilment of the biblical prophecy of 666, the mark of the beast.
4) Anyone whether he is a believer or not, who takes the vaccine (with the chip) which is mark of the beast will be automatically lost forever!
5) Any one who refuses to take the vaccine will die from the virus or from hunger but he will be saved whether he is a believer or not!
Such a person will not even be allowed to buy or sell because he doesn’t have the mark of the beast but he will be saved forever! .
So, the only way out of the pandemic is to take the vaccine. The vaccine is the only way to survive now!
What is the Implication of all these?
If the above 5 points are correct it means that:
Salvation now is purely based on receiving or refusing the mark (the vaccine).
Even if one is a believer but takes the mark he will be lost. So, salvation now is purely based on what we do with the mark! If you take the vaccine you shall be lost. If you reject the vaccine you shall be saved!
Salvation by faith in Christ Jesus is no longer valid. Christ died in vain. Jesus is no longer the message.
The vaccine is now the message!
Do you understand now?
Rev. Joshua Izugbara Nwokedi is The Senior of The Living Ambassadors Church Kubwa Abuja, Nigeria. He is an author of several books. Visit https://izugbara.org/for his books and Articles