When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?" And they said, "Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets." He saith unto them, "But whom say ye that I am?" And Simon Peter answered and said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." And Jesus answered and said unto him, "Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 16:13-17, NCV)
When Christians answer the question "Who Is Jesus?" they build their answer on the Bible - on the things Jesus said about Himself, on the prophecies from the Old Testament that foretold his coming, and the doctrines laid out about Christ through the rest of the New Testament.
There is little historical question that Jesus existed (click here to study the evidence from non-Christian sources, collected by Probe Ministries), but people do often wonder about His divine nature, His miracles, and His offer of eternal salvation through grace "to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)… in other words, to all mankind.
Because the love that Jesus offers comes in the form of a "personal relationship" with Him, many believers have particular definitions about who the Lord is to them. At SouthernGospel.com, we want to give you the Biblical basics about this amazing, paradoxical Savior who is simultaneously the Son of God and Son of Man.
The gospel of Jesus is literally "good news," so we hope you enjoy exploring the miracle and wonder of what the God of all creation did for you.