Many opinions exist about Jesus. Many have always existed. The only appraisal of worth is God’s. To Jesus: “You are my Son...” Mark 1:11. To others: “This is my Son...” Luke 9:35. We cannot escape the clarity and finality of this Scriptural Truth: Jesus Christ is God the Son! Whether we like it or not, accept it or not, live by it or not.
The only issue we control is the impact his Godhood and Lordship have on us. We can intellectualize the issue, making it merely a subject of discussion. But that is an insult Jesus will never tolerate. He insists that we personalize both his Godhood and Lordship. That he’s our Father, we’re his children; our Savior, we’re his saved; our Lord, we’re his slaves; our Master, we’re his disciples.
We depend on him, not only for every breath we take, but for every opinion we have, every idea we discover, every insight we enjoy and every conviction we hold. Whatever he says or claims, we believe without reservation. Wherever he took a stand on any issue, we resolutely take ours.
And what if others disagree or take exception? TOO BAD FOR THEM! Moses changed from “Who am I to serve God?” to “Who is Pharaoh to oppose God?” We’re like Moses as Christ’s believers: how dare any mortal think his ton of opinion outweighs God’s ounce of truth? And if critics persist in their arrogant opinions, we will as clearly, as strongly and as confidently declare Jesus Christ’s authority as God’s Full and Final Revelation to humanity. End Part V