“No one who denies the Son has the Father, whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also” I John 2:23.
All the great monotheistic religions of the world, except Christianity, recognize a ‘lesser’ Jesus. In truth, they that ignore, or disdain, or despise, or deny Jesus or put him on the back burner do not acknowledge Him as equal to God the Father.
Denying the Son of God His rightful place in our lives and in our hearts is to be in league with a theology that is empty no matter how high sounding. Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone; He is the very foundation of theology if we are to have a right understanding of God, so necessary for experiencing a blessed and meaningful life.
To deny the divinity of Jesus is to produce a Christ of our own creation and one that contradicts fundamentally the Biblical presentation.
Jesus is eternal as the Father. He never came into being. The Son is to be honoured to the same degree as we honour the Father. If the Son is not honoured, then the Father is not honoured (John 5:23). It is only in Jesus we see the true nature and attributes of God fleshed out (John 1:18). “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in Him” Colossians 1:19. This is telling us that, those entire qualities are essential to the very nature of God are to be found in Jesus Christ in all its completeness. If Jesus is not God, then who is He?
Your relationship with God the Son will determine your relationship with God the Father. Do you know the Son?
PRAYER Lord, help me to know you through Your Son. Amen