Summary: Who is the one true Jesus, and what is the one true gospel
SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 11:4 "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."
1 Corinthians 15:1"I declare unto you the gospel..."
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
PROPOSITION: to use these texts and others to show who the one true Jesus is, and what the one true gospel is. and to show that a counterfeit Jesus and gospel can never save. and also to show that anyone can be saved through the one true gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ no matter how many sins they may have committed, because through the gospel Christ became a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of mankind by answering God's just demands in an irrefutable way. In the words "it is finished" we see Justice satisfied, and the sin debt paid.
1.Who is the one true Jesus?
A. The one true Jesus is 100% man without the sin nature, he had no earthly father, but was"made of a woman made under the law" he was of the actual seed of Abraham, born of a virgin.
Hebrews 2:16 "For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham."
Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall CONCEIVE, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
B.The one true Jesus is referred to as the "man child" and and he referred to himself as the "Son of man". the scripture declares that there is only one kind of flesh for men and the one true Jesus "became flesh and dwelt among us".
Revelation 12:5 "And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne..."
1 Corinthians 15:39 "All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds."
C. The one true Jesus is also 100% God, Christ said "before Abraham was I Am" he is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father. He is "the same yesterday, today and forever". he "was with God and was God" and is the creator of all things.
John 1:1-3 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made."
D. The one true Jesus is worshiped by angles and men as He should be. Christ never refused this homage because of his worthiness.
Hebrews 1:6 "And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."
Matthew 8:2 "And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean."
2.) Why did the one true Jesus have to be 100% God and 100% man at the same time to be a saviour for sinners?
A. In order to fulfill scripture the seed of the woman must bruise the serpents head, and the only way this could happen is if God became a man. Genesis 3:15 "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
B. Because the law was given to men and as sinners all mankind are under the curse of it, It was necessary that the Savior be a man and be placed under the law so that he might fulfill the law and provide a righteousness for those he would purchase through his blood.
Matthew 5:17-18 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
Galatians 4:4-5 "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, MADE OF A WOMEN, MADE UNDER THE LAW, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons."
C. Because Christ is God and holy by nature he is separate from all that is common or unclean, he is also positively pure having a perfect love for God and man. Only the perfect God man could make the statement that "he always did those things which please the father", and only the perfect God man could challenge his hearers in asking "which one of you convinces me of sin". The Lord Jesus Christ is the only one who could have offered himself for sinners "as a lamb without blemish and without spot" to the glory of God the Father.