Jesus Christ


The second person of the Trinity, the Logos, has no beginning and no end (Psa. 119:89, John 1:1-3, 8:58). He is fully equal in every way with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit (John 10:30, 14:9), sharing their divine attributes and prerogatives; participating fully in creation (John 1:3), redemption (Heb. 9:12), the coming judgment (Matt. 25:31ff, John 9:39, Rev. 14:7), and the eternal kingdom of God (2 Pet. 1:11).

The Logos became incarnate in the person of Jesus (John 1:1, 14), freely and willingly giving up His divine prerogative and lifestyle (Phil. 2:6). He became fully human without giving up any essence of His Godhood.

Jesus was conceived in and born of a virgin (Is. 7:14, Matt. 1:22-23, Luke 1:26-35), grew naturally through boyhood into manhood (Luke 2:52), and—in the midst of being tempted in every way just as we are—lived a perfectly sinless life (Matt. 4:1, Heb. 4:15) as a Spirit-filled human (Mark 1:10). He was fully submitted to the will of the Father (Matt. 26:42, Heb. 10:5-9) and led by the Holy Spirit in order to redeem the world to the Father and become the messianic king (John 1:41, Rev. 11:15).

Jesus died on a cross, experiencing both physical and spiritual death (Mark 15:25-34, Acts 2:23). Three days later, He rose again to life by the power of the Holy Spirit (Mark 16:1-8) and walked again on earth for forty days, appearing on numerous occasions to as many as five hundred of his disciples (Acts 1:3, 1 Cor. 15:5-8). Jesus then ascended into heaven (Luke 24:51) where He sits exalted at the right hand of the Father with all things placed under His feet (Eph. 1:20-22). He will one day return in glory to gather His people, judge the world, and establish His eternal reign in a new heaven and new earth (Rev. 19:1-5, Rev. 21:1).

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