Miracle upon miracle, millions of lives healed and renewed, and one third of the world’s population currently following Him. Why was Jesus divine?
Let’s find out.
A Brief Overview Of Jesus
Jesus was and still is one of the most prolific people and symbols of our history. Over 2.3 billion Christians in the world identify as Christian, which truly represents the impact that Jesus Christ made over the past two thousand years.
Since the ministry of Jesus, there has been constant debate over His claims of being the son of God. There has been much hatred poured against Him as He often went against the status quo of his time.
He flipped tables that were set up at temples, saved an adulterer from being judged by a group of others, and claimed to be divine by calling Himself the son of God. He was quite the rockstar then and still is today.
The Divinity of Christ in Everyone
So the question remains, why was Jesus divine? Aren’t we all children of God and have divine attributes? Let’s take a look a statement Jesus made when comparing Himself directly to others:
John 14:12: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
What do you think He meant by that? Is He saying that we are all divine, as long as we believe in Him being the only son of God? Perhaps Jesus felt so purely connected with God, His father, that He felt compelled to profess such a statement.
Be honest, would you die a brutal death as He did on a cross, teaching multitudes to love each other and find grace and forgiveness for one another? It’s easy to say we would, yet so many of us are too scared to have an honest conversation with our parents.
The True Father of Jesus
Another important thing to consider is his reference of God to be His true father instead of his mother’s husband, Joseph. He sincerely knew in His heart that He was God’s child and professed this at such an early age while stunning the priests and others with His knowledge and wisdom.
One day, Joseph and Mary lost Jesus in town and found him amongst others in a temple. Here’s what Jesus had to say to them:
“Why were you searching for me?” He asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”Luke 2:49
Still, these are stories you were not there to witness, so it’s reasonable to keep wondering why was Jesus divine.
Whether you want to believe in Jesus being divine or not, you cannot question the impact He has made across the entire world and of the countless stories of people’s lives being transformed by Him. We were not there to witness the stories of His divine miracles like healing the blind or using 5 bread loaves and 2 fish to feed 5000 people.
However, we know for certain that you are here now, reading about these stories that have been passed down and claimed to be true by others. It’s quite a miracle to have created such a massive shift in culture and mindset amongst a corrupt society back then which has continued until today. Is that not divine?
Jesus is the Word
It’s important to note that Jesus also referred to Himself as the Word, which can be confusing to some. So think of it this way – His body has left the world long ago, but His words have remained today. And where do words come from?
No, not our brains. Think. Where do they ‘appear’ from? Science has yet to explain this one because it cannot be touched. It’s the greatest mystery.
Jesus knew that the Word comes from the Spirit of Creation, or God, which dwells within like an endless river. Jesus says in John 4:14, “but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The less you tap into this river, the more you’ll need earthly things to satisfy your thirst. And once those things expire, you’ll keep searching endlessly for a river that already exists within you, which is God.
Jesus knew this so purely, so instinctively, that He refused to look elsewhere for Truth and lasting peace and happiness.
Jesus knew this best, as He renewed lives through His words alone. He saved millions, arguably billions of people, and continues to do so today. We are still using His words that bring us back to the endless river of Truth and understanding of God; The God of Creation, who constantly fills us with love and grace.
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.John 21:25
His words have been translated, interpreted, and sometimes changed more times than we could fathom. However, the essence of His messages remain crystal clear; Love yourself and love your neighbor.
That’s the miracle about Jesus – that His teachings still penetrate people’s hearts, and His ministries are carried onwards upon generations.
So potent, so clear, so magical, and so divine.
The Ministry of Jesus
In Matthew 18:3, Jesus goes on to say, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
It may be hard for many of us to believe in Jesus being the direct and begotten son of God, since He also teaches that we are all children of God. What makes Him special? Think about his ministry.
Jesus Christ’s entire life was destined for Him to die on the cross through brutal treatment as He taught others for years. He continuously performed miracle after miracle which are documented in the Bible by non-believers and pagans alike. Sure, you can believe that the Bible is mostly fiction and that these are all stories trying to teach us stuff – but they didn’t really happen. How do you know? Were you there?
That’s why it takes child-like faith to believe in Him, and the evidence of Him in your life will become apparent and overwhelming as you will be flooded with new life, hope, and peace. Just think about His ministry, what He did and the profound impact He’s made on the world today.
Again, Yes – we are all children of God. However, Jesus was created directly by the Creator to serve as an example of purity and sinless living. Think of us like adopted children of God and Him to be the direct offspring.
Why was Jesus divine? His direct relationship with God performed miracles and created words that have carried on for thousands of years which teach, heal, and transform people’s lives.
You didn’t have to be there to witness the miracles. His words are still alive today, which is the divinity of Jesus Christ. Once planted in your soul, you can’t help but bear fruit.
Try it. Find a Bible that speaks to you today and see what happens.
If you enjoyed this article, you may be ready to start your spiritual journey today.