Is Jesus God The Son?
This question is the supreme test today. It is not sufficient to ask, Is Jesus the Son of God? for it is common now-a-days to teach that Shakespeare, Byron, Charles Bradlaugh, Colonel Ingersoll, the drunkard reeling out of the public house, the murderer in the condemned cell, are all sons of God. Such a statement is as false as it is blasphemous.
But ask a plain YES or NO to this question,
IS JESUS GOD THE SON?
If the answer is NO, give a very wide berth to the religion that can so reply. Rest assured that it is of the devil, however specious and plausible its teaching.
Let the following Scriptures speak for themselves on this point.
“The Word was God” (John 1:1).
“All things were made by Him” (John 1:3).
“The Word was made flesh” (John 1:14).
“John bare witness of Him . . . and bore record that this is the Son of God” (John 1:15, 34).
Let these Scriptures shatter for ever the lie that Jesus is not God the Son. Here it tells us the Word—a divine Person—was God, and the Creator of everything. That being the case He could never cease to be God. Next, we are told that this Divine and Glorious Person became a man—Jesus, the Son of God. No wonder His very name carries this thought. The name, Jesus, means Jehovah Saviour, and Jehovah is God. More than seven centuries before His virgin birth His name was given, EMMANUEL (God with us).
Let us answer, like Thomas of old as he found himself in the presence of the risen Saviour,
“My Lord aid my God” (John 20:28).
salvation lies with Him and none other.
“There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
The Gospel Messenger 1921, p. 11