What Child Is This

What Child Is This? Creator and Savior!


By Clint Bishard

Jesus Created Ministries


Christmas is upon us and many in our nation will once again hear about a Jesus who was born in a manger some 2,000 years ago. But, who is this Jesus? My faith has shown me that what one believes about Jesus is the most important aspect of one’s life. Therefore, I thought I would spend some time describing the nature of this baby born in a manger. Specifically, this is important to us as a ministry by the implication of our very name.

Gen.1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (NKJV). God created all things. He is the One that exists without a beginning – "In the beginning God". This is what the Scriptures give us without explanation regarding God’s existence. The Christian accepts, by faith, that God is the preexistent Creator. Hebrews 11:3 states “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” [Who is this God who created? The Hebrew word used in Genesis 1 is Elohim, which is the plural form of El, but it is usually translated in the singular. Some scholars have held that the plural represents an intensified form for the supreme God……. Still others hold that the plural form refers to the triune God of Genesis 1:1–3, who works through Word and Spirit in the creation of the world. In any event, Elohim conveys the idea that the one Supreme Being, who is the only true God, is in some sense plural.][1]

The Old Testament foretold of a Messiah who would come and be called “Mighty God.” For Isaiah states “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given ... And His name will be called ... Mighty God” (Isa 9:6) and “the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isa 7:14). Immanuel literally means “God with us.” The prophesied “God with us” in the Old Testament was fulfilled in the New Testament with the revelation of who Jesus is: “'And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.' So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 'Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,' which is translated, 'God with us'” (Matt 1:21-23). Therefore, Jesus was no mere man, but in fact God.

The Divine nature of Jesus is shown by Paul in Titus 2:13 – “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Additionally, Jesus stated of Himself “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30) and after Jesus rose from the dead, Thomas declared to Him “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28).

The concept of the One true God being triune in nature (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) may be hard to understand, yet the Bible affirms this throughout. Therefore, Jesus is rightly understood as not only the Savior, but also the Creator, and thus the reason for the name of our ministry – “Jesus Created Ministries.” We exist for the purpose of proclaiming Jesus as the Creator and Savior. We also hope and pray you know this Creator and Savior personally. Merry Christmas!

[1] Youngblood, R. F. (1997, c1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary : An authoritative one-volume reference work on the Bible with full color illustrations (F. Bruce, Ed.) (electronic ed. of the revised ed. of Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.


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