by Pastor Alex Ruelo - A name is very important. And our names were very well thought of by the people around us who gave us our names.
The Bible, in Luke 1:31, says “But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.” The name Jesus was specifically given to Him. It is very important and very special. When I was ypung, there was a song that said, “we have fallen in love with a man we have never seen!” But who is Jesus?
For Muslims, Jesus is just a prophet. He was not the Son of God and God is not Jesus. He was also not crucified on the cross. In Hinduism, Jesus is just a teacher, a regular person like us. For Mormons, Jesus is the brother of Lucifer. They said He cannot be God. In Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus is equal to Manalo, who us the messenger of God. And to Quiboloy, well, onle he knows the answer to that.
But really, who is Jesus?
Jesus is God.
He is also man but He is God. John 1:1-3 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” When the book of John was
written, he wanted to tell the entire world about The Word. The Word is the law. And it is very important. Thus, the Word made the world. The Word is authority for them. Thatis why it is said, the Word is with God and the Word is God. But the Word became flesh! So why did John not use Jesus but used The Word? Because John needed to deliver the Word, that it became flesh and it is the authority for everybody.