Christ the Creator (4 of 23) by Stephen Whitney

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Christ the Creator (4 of 23)
Series: Colossians - The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ
Stephen Whitney
Colossians 1:15-17

People have been greatly confused about who Jesus was. Mark 8:27-28 Jesus asked his disciples, ''Who do people say that I am?'' They told him, ''John the Baptist, and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.''

The Jehovah Witnesses believe Jesus was the first being God created. Mormons believe Jesus was the first spirit child. Muslims believe Jesus is a prophet. Hindus believe he is a good example to follow. New Agers believe we can become divine like Jesus.

Dan Brown's bestselling book The Da Vinci Code presents Jesus as the husband of Mary Magdalene by which she had a child. Mary is the Holy Grail, for the bloodline of Jesus comes from her.

Jesus is probably the most misunderstood person in history as Satan has deliberately caused confusion about who he really is. The result is that people do not believe Jesus died for their sins and they continue to remain in kingdom of darkness.

In Hijacking The Historical Jesus the authors wrote, ''The historically reliable New Testament portrait of Jesus has been replaced with varieties of politically-correct Jesus, New Age Christs, and other false Christs. In most cases, these false Christ's were created in the image of the people who promote them.''

People want to make Jesus into something that benefits them. But a person must know who Jesus really is in order for them to trust him as their Savior in order for their sins to be forgiven.

EXISTED BEFORE CREATION :15 Character - divine Image - Gk. icon which means figure or likeness (3:10). It was used of a reflection in a mirror or a painted picture to show what someone looked like or the image on a coin. Matt. 22:19-21 The Pharisees asked Jesus about paying taxes. He said, ''Whose image is on the coin?'' They said, ''Caesar's.'' On the denarius coin, which a laborer was paid for a day's work, was the image of the he ...

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