“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Who is Jesus? Jesus is the central figure of Christianity. He said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me,” (John 14:6). Jesus is the second person of the Trinity. He is the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God… And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth,” (John 1:1-2,14). Because the word was with God and was God and became flesh, we then state that Jesus has two natures: divine and human. Therefore, Christianity teaches that Jesus is both God and man at the same time.

The reason that he is God in flesh is because only God can atone for our sins; we can’t do it on our own because we are finite, sinful beings and we cannot please an infinitely holy God. Jesus had to be a man to be able to die for humanity. This means that Jesus took our place on the cross; that is, He took our place and suffered the wrath of God the Father. If you believe that Jesus is God’s Son and trust in what Christ has done on the cross for you, then you will be saved from the righteous judgment of God.

God is infinitely holy, sinless, and just. When we sin, when we do something contrary to God’s will, then we have offended God. Since He is infinite, our offense against Him takes on an infinite quality — because of who we have offended: an infinite God. Since no person can please an infinite God (because we are finite and sinners) then the only one left to remove our sins is God Himself. Therefore, Jesus is God in flesh, the one who died on the cross, bore our sin in his body (1 Peter 2:24), and physically rose from the dead. (Matt Slick, CARM)

We want you to know the love of Jesus Christ

The love of God can be shown through His Son, Jesus Christ in that He left heaven to come to earth to be mocked, beaten, betrayed and crucified on a cross and rose from the dead in order to take away the consequences of sin for people like you and me who could never deserve such a sacrifice. He saw that our need of a Savior from the penalty of our sin to be more important than His own life. He gave everything He could for the people who deserve it the least… us! This is the kind of love we want to share with you here at Antioch.