The question is answered by Jesus' own words.
Who was/is Jesus
will ultimately be answered by His Return as Judge!
"Whosoever [is] not found written in the Book of Life
[will be] cast into the Lake of Fire."
The following passages are taken,
from the accounts recorded by
John the Apostle.
The Eternal One
In the beginning was the
and the Word
was with God, and the Word
The same was in the
beginning with God.
things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that
him was life; and the
light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it
John the Baptist
1:6-8 There was a man sent
from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to
bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear
witness of that Light.
The True Light
[Jesus] was the true Light
which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew
him not. He came unto his own, and his own
received him not.
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of
God, even to them that believe on his name: . . .
the Word was made
flesh, and dwelt
among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten
of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the
Lamb of God
which taketh away the sin of the world.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of
Judaea, And saying, “Repent
ye: for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
His Statements About Himself
From that time Jesus
began to preach,
and to say, REPENT
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
19 Then answered the Jews [Religious Officials] and said unto
him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these
answered and said unto them, Destroy
this temple, and in three
I will raise it up.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the
be lifted up
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved
the world, that he gave his only
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through him might be saved. . . .
every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the
light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth
truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that
they are wrought in God.
that believeth on the
everlasting life: and he that believeth not the
not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias
cometh, which is called Christ:
when he is come, he will tell us all things.
saith unto her, “I
that speak unto thee
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him
that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Verily, verily, I say unto you,
The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of
the Son of God:
and they that hear shall live. . . .
Search the scriptures; for in them
ye [believe that] ye have eternal life: and they are they which
testify of me.
that great day of the feast, Jesus
stood and cried, saying, If
any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
again unto them, saying, I
the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in
darkness, but shall have the light
answered them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant
[slave] of sin.
Jesus said unto them,
verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was,
verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the
sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a
Then said Jesus
unto them again, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, I
of the sheep.
that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did
not hear them.
by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in
and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to
steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I
that they might have life, and that they might have it more
am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. . . .
ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I
give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither
shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Jesus said unto her, I
and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet
shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?
saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou
art the Christ,
the Son of God,
which should come into the world.
am come a
into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in
. . . I came
. . . to
save the world.
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that
judgeth him: the
word that I have
spoken, the same shall
judge him in the
13:19 . .
tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may
believe that I
saith unto him, I
no man cometh unto the Father, but
15: 5, 6 I
ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same
bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man
abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and
men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
17: 3 (Jesus
this is life eternal, they
might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast
sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished
the work which thou gavest me to do.
now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the world was. .
. . I
have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they
are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify
them through thy truth: thy
word is truth.
His Trial as The Lamb of God
Whom seek ye? . . . Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I
And Judas also,
which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had
said unto them, I
backward, and fell to the ground.
have told you that I
therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?
Jesus answered, Thou
sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause
came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.
one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I
bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no
came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe.
And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out,
saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye
him, and crucify him: for I find no
His Death as The Redeemer
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It
and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. . . ..
when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake
not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his
side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
he [John, the writer] that saw it bare record, and his record is
true: and he knoweth that he saith (is) true, that ye might believe.
Resurrection of Jesus Christ:
the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of
the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the
behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and
his raiment white as snow:
for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know
that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where
the Lord lay.
go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead;
. . . lo, I have told you.
Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the
sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other
disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying;
yet went he not in.
cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and
seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin,
that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but
wrapped together in a place by itself.
went in also that other disciple [John], which came first to
the sepulchre, and
he saw, and believed.
Compare John the Baptist’s words in John 1:34:
I saw, that this is the Son of God.“
And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and
saith unto them, Peace
be unto you. . . . Why are ye troubled? And
why do thoughts arise in you hearts?
my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a
spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and
Thomas with them:
Then cometh Jesus,
the doors being shut, and
stood in the midst, and said, Peace
be unto you. Then
saith he to Thomas, Reach
hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not
faithless, but believing.
Thomas answered and said unto him, My
Lord and my God.
saith unto him, “Thomas,
because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that
have not seen, and yet have believed.
. . . these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus
is the Christ, the Son of God; and
that believing ye might have life through his name.
His Ascension into Heaven
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken
up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
. . . behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into
heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in
like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Rev 1:7-19 Behold,
he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, . . .
am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord,
which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
I am Alpha and Omega,
the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book,
[I, John saw] one
like unto the Son of man, . . . and out of his mouth went
a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth
in his strength.
And when I saw him,
I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me,
saying unto me,
not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth,
and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have
the keys of hell and of death.
the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the
things which shall be hereafter;
His Return as Judge
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and
brimstone, … And I saw a great white throne, . . ..
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books
were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life:
and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in
the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead
which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were
in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second
found written in the
book of life
was cast into the lake of fire.
your name written in the Book of Life?
is RIGHTEOUS, HOLY. It is impossible for any person to measure
up to God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS. God has said concerning all
is none righteous, no not one.”
all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
(Romans 3:10, 23)
The Gospel is God’s
Good News .
In His statements, that you just read, Jesus clearly states who He is
and why He came. Jesus said: “I
am come that they might have life.”
Jesus Christ died to
provide a free gift of forgiveness, righteousness and eternal life to
all who will repent, that means to turn to God, and by faith receive
His free gift.
not only died, but He rose from the dead and now lives to provide
this new life for any person who will receive His gift. By
faith, the gift can be yours.
How can a person become righteous?
God said concerning Jesus
and His death, “For
he hath made him (Jesus
be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.”
Because of Jesus’
sinless life and death, God will grant forgiveness
of sin and impart righteousness. The process is simple:
Jesus said, “
(Matthew 4:17) To repent,
means to do a 180; to turn to
God; away from sin by putting
your faith (trust) In Jesus Christ, asking God’s forgiveness
for your sin. God will forgive because of what Jesus Christ has
done for you on the cross.
You will be given Christ’s
righteousness, “eternal life” and your name will be
written in The Book of Life. Do this and receive God’s
many as received him (Jesus
gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on
What you do with Jesus
Christ is the most important decision that you can ever make; because
this decision determines your final destiny.
Promise to Return
blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work
. . .
which testifieth these things saith,
Even so, come,
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Jesus:The Christ, is
given many names in the Gospel of John. Some of these are
highlighted for reference. “
Word is one of the names.
“For by him were all
things created, . . . Visible and invisible . . . All things
were created by him , and for him. And he is before all things, and
by him all things consist.”
he spake of the temple of his body.” (John 2:21)
is speaking of being “lifted up” on the Cross: His
is the first of many statements, saying, "I AM."
The people understood that He was saying: “I
is in italics; the translators added it. Also, see note,
Jesus clearly said: I
AM (See: John 8:58)
is stating that He IS the: “I AM.”
God defined Himself to be the: I AM” in Exodus 3:14 when
God said: “I AM, that I AM.”
is stating that He IS the: “I AM.”
God defined Himself to be the: I AM” in Exodus 3:14 when
God said: “I AM, that I AM.”
"It is Finished!" Christ’s
work of redemption was completed. He was offered, "Once for all
All four Gospels record events of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, each
giving details that are not stated by the others.
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