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Submitted by Bruwer (New Zealand), Feb 19, 2006 at 23:56

Could I draw your attention to a verse in the New Testament of the Christian bible. It's from Hebrews 1:3 and follows the opening address by the author on Jesus being superior to the prophets of the Old Testament. It reads: "He (Jesus) is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high". The Scriptures testify that Jesus is the exact imprint of his (God, the Almighty Father). He is more than mere man, He is exactly like God in such a way that He IS God.

Again we read in Colossians 2:9, "For in him (Jesus) the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily". How explicit is the text? How can we question whether Jesus is God. The text is clear. The fullness of deity, that is God-ness, is in Him (Jesus). Jesus was, is and will always be God. We belittle His worth when we deny this. And how sinful and infinitely horendous it is when we belittle the Creator of the world and all that dwells in it.

Food for thought.




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