[God speaking to Israel]
“But I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me.”
— Hosea 13:4
The bible leaves no room for misconceptions of Jesus’ deity (His Godhood). There is “no savior except” the one true God – Jehovah of the Old Testament who brought Israel out of Egypt – yet the New Testament says that Jesus is our savior (Acts 13:23). Either the bible contradicts itself, or Jesus and Jehovah are one in the same.
This is a clear, fundamental truth of Christianity, yet many people within the church are ignorant of the deity of Jesus or don’t understand it’s importance. This is one truth that all cults err on – reducing Jesus to less than God incarnate. Satan is trying to mask Jesus’ glory, hindering mankind from seeing the savior for who He truly is.
Further, our arrogance has caused us to think that if we can’t understand something, we should explain it away. So if we can’t understand how there can be one God who manifests Himself in three people (the Father, Son and Holy Spirit), then we should explain it away. Therefore the doctrine of Jesus’ deity is not only being attacked by the cults, it’s often attacked by our own intellectual arrogance.
Exalt the name of Jesus as the one true God. Acknowledge no God or savior except Him. Study the scriptures in order to defend this often attacked doctrine. Don’t be afraid to confront these attacks when they do come, either from the cults or from our own intellectual arrogance.
Heavenly Father, I esteem your Name above all names. I acknowledge no God and no savior except Jesus. Help me learn to scripturally defend the doctrine of the deity of Jesus so I can confront the attacks with boldness. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!