Jesus' Footprints

Who Made Jesus?

Posted on: 26 Oct 2010

Last Saturday (Sabbath) morning when we were singing the “Who made…Our Father God” song , our toddler asked “Who Made Jesus?” I told him that no one made Jesus.

I thought to myself “what a good question.”  There are some denominations who do not believe that Jesus is God the Son.  They believe that He was created by the Father.  Some even believe that He is an angel.

Do we go with what others believe or what the Bible says?  To answer the question “Who made Jesus” we go to the Bible.  Jesus Himself answers this question.  “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM” (John 8:58).  When He said this the Jews picked up stones to throw at Him.  Why?  He called Himself “I AM.”  This is the name by which the Voice from the burning bush identified Himself to Moses. 

In calling Himself “I AM” Jesus was using the divine title which belonged to Yahweh only (Exodus 3:13, 14).  His Jewish audience knew this and that is why they were enraged and wanted to stone Him.  “The phrase harbours within itself the most authentic, the most audacious, and the most profound affirmation by Jesus of who He was” (Stauffer).  Calling Himself “I AM” was an act of blasphemy in their eyes.

In another incident, the Jews accused Jesus of blasphemy.  What did He do?  He said, “I and My Father are one.”  The people picked up stones to throw at Him “for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God” (John 10:33).  Note that  they said that Jesus made Himself God.  Clearly they saw what those who deny Jesus’ divinity fail to see.  Jesus claimed to be God.

Another point I want to make is if Jesus were not God, why didn’t He rebuke Thomas when he called Him, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28).  Why didn’t He say, “Why do you call Me God?  There is One, that is, God”?  Why did He allow His disciples to worship Him (Matthew 28:17).  Why didn’t He react the same way that Peter did when Cornelius fell down at his feet and worshipped him in Acts 10:26? 

The greatest testimony of Jesus divinity comes from the Father Himself.  Your throne, O God, isforever and ever; Ascepter of righteousness isthe scepter of Your kingdom.   You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God,has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions” (Hebrews 1:8, 9).  ”

Begotten speaks of the equality of substance and essential nature between the Father and Son; it means that the Father and the Son share the same being” (Bible Commentary). 

No one made Jesus.  He is not a created being.  He was in the beginning.  As John puts it, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:1-3).  Paul backed up what John wrote, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16).  God created all things through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:9).

In Revelation 1: Jesus called Himself the Beginning and the End and Almighty.  Almighty is the title used for God to denote His sovereignty.  It means ruler of all. 

Jesus was God in the flesh.  He took on humanity.  This is why He was called Immanuel which means God with us (Matthew 1:23).  Paul describes what Jesus did.  For he, who had always been God by nature, did not cling to his prerogatives as God’s equal, but stripped himself of all privilege by consenting to be a slave by nature and being born as mortal man. And, having become man, he humbled himself by living a life of utter obedience, even to the extent of dying, and the death he died was the death of a common criminal. That is why God has now lifted him so high, and has given him the name beyond all names, so that at the name of Jesus “every knee shall bow”, whether in Heaven or earth or under the earth. And that is why, in the end, “every tongue shall confess” that Jesus Christ” is the Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phillippians 2:6-11, Phillips Bible).

Jesus is proof that with God nothing is impossible.  God can come into the world as a newborn baby and spend thirty-three years mingling, ministering and teaching His creation.   God can be fully God and fully Man.  God, the Son came into the world and lived as one of us.  How amazing is that?

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