The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ
The most unique individual who ever lived is Jesus of Nazareth. No other man ever lived the life he lived among mortals. He is the unique of all that is unique. The best word that marks his life is perfection. Every word, every thought, and every act of his was flawless. Only those who look at him as just an ordinary man would deny these premises
His uniqueness was not limited to his human perfection. He left the glorious eternal abode of God, taking the form of a servant, was found in fashion as a man (Phil. 2:6-8). As a man his every thought, word, and deed was flawless. On this earth he shared the experiences of humanity (Heb. 2:14). While tempted in all points like others, Jesus is unique in that he alone could truthfully say, “the prince of the world (Satan) comes and he has nothing in me” (John 14:30).
More than being a perfect human being, Jesus is also deity. Deity is ever deity, complete and undiminished. The world into which Jesus came was his own creation. It was through the Son the worlds were made (Heb. 1:2). He created and holds all things in the universe together (vs. 3). He was able to take nothing and create the intricate and immense universe (Heb. 11:3).
Some view Jesus as a man who was in some sense deity, but void of any divine powers. We are told Jesus grew physically, mentally, morally, and spiritually just as a normal human being. He had to learn facts like others and sometimes indicated ignorance. I wonder, if someone had asked of Jesus, “How many planets are there in the universe?” would he have had the ability to give an accurate answer? When he told his disciples of the many mansions in his father’s house, was he speaking from personal knowledge, what he had learned, or was it revealed to him through the Holy Spirit?
The Savior once prayed that the glory he had prior to his advent to earth would be restored (John 17:5).. Does this not tell us he knew from personal experience? It is said of him “The one who comes from heaven is above all, he testifies what he has seen and heard” (John 3:31-32). There was nothing ordinary about Jesus other than his physical appearance. He the unique of all that is unique.
Dear reader, do you believe he is what the Bible says he is? Your entire hope of salvation from past sins, translation into his kingdom, and your ultimate salvation depends on it. “If you do not believe that I am, you will indeed die in your sins” (John 8:24, NIV). Believe him and obey him and be saved. - DRS
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