Chapter 3: The Biblical Proofs of the Deity of Jesus Christ - Seventh: His Uniqueness
SEVENTH: HIS UNIQUENESS
Many years ago, someone wrote a beautiful article concerning Jesus Christ. Let me quote that article.
The Incomparable Christ
"More than nineteen hundred years ago there was a Man born contrary to the laws of life. This Man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. He did not travel extensively. Only once did He cross the boundary of the country in which He lived; that was during His exile in childhood.
He possessed neither wealth nor influence. His relatives were inconspicuous, and had neither training nor formal education.
In infancy he startled a king; in childhood He puzzled doctors; in manhood He ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as if pavements, and hushed the sea to sleep.
He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge for His service.
He never wrote a book, and yet all the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about Him. He never wrote a song, and yet He has furnished the theme for more songs than all the songwriters combined.
He never founded a college, but all the schools put together cannot boast of having as many students.
He never marshaled an army, nor drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun; and yet no leader ever had more volunteers who have, under His orders, made more rebels stack arms and surrender without a shot fired.
He never practiced psychiatry, and yet He has healed more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near.
Once each week the wheels of commerce cease their turning and multitudes wend their way to worshipping assemblies to pay homage and respect to Him.
The names of the past proud statesmen of Greece and Rome have come and gone. The names of the past scientists, philosophers, and theologians have come and gone; but the name of this Man abounds more and more. Though time has spread nineteen hundred years between the people of this generation and the scene of His crucifixion, yet He still lives. Herod could not destroy Him, and the grave could not hold Him.
He stands forth upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory, proclaimed of God, acknowledged by angels, adored by saints, and feared by devils, as the living, personal Christ, our Lord and Savior."
We are either going to be forever with Him, or forever without Him. It was the incomparable Christ who said:
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me (Revelation 3:20).
I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).
This is Jesus Christ as the Bible presents Him.
The Bible speaks about:
- His everlasting existence
- His miraculous incarnation.
- His sinless life.
- His claims.
- His glory and power.
- The gifts He gives.
- His uniqueness.
In the light of all these, we have to declare with Peter:
You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God (Matthew 16:16 - NKJ).
At the same time, Jesus Christ is God’s Last Messenger to the world.