If you’re following a different Jesus, Then you have no salvation. You have no forgiveness, you have no heaven.
Colossians 2:8 says, “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the traditions of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”
We learn to identify counterfeits by knowing the truth. Nowhere in Scripture are we encouraged to know the false.
(To download this in a printable sheet, click here to get Who is Jesus.)
Who is the Biblical Jesus Christ? The Bible says that the “Biblical Jesus” is (1) Alone Christ, (2) Almighty God, (3) the Creator, (4) LORD, (5) God’s only Son, (6) Eternal, (7) God Incarnate, and (8) Salvation.
What Do We Know About the Biblical Jesus Christ? The Bible says that the Biblical Jesus (1) had to be prophesied of in the Old Testament, (2) had to be conceived of God the Holy Spirit, (3) had to be born of a virgin woman, (4) had to be born in Bethlehem of Judea, (5) had to reside in Nazareth, (6) had to preach, teach, and display the Kingdom of God in power, (7) had to fulfill the Old Testament requirements, and (8) had to satisfy the righteousness of God.
Revelation 1:7-8 says that Jesus is the “Almighty”, but Genesis 17:1 says that the Almighty is God.
John 8:58 says that Jesus is the “I Am”, but Exodus 3:14 says that the “I Am” is God.
Acts 3:14 says that Jesus is the “HOLY ONE”, but Isaiah 43:15 says that the “HOLY ONE” is God.
John 8:24 says that Jesus is the “I Am He”, but Isaiah 43:10 says that the “I Am He” is God.
Revelation 22:13 says that Jesus is the “First and the Last”, but Isaiah 44:6 says that the “First and the Last” is God.
I Corinthians 10:4 says that Jesus is “The Rock”, Psalm 18:31 says that “The Rock” is God.
John 5:21 says that Jesus raises the dead, 1 Sam 2:6 says God raises the dead.
John 8:12 says that Jesus is the “Light”, but Isaiah 60:19-20 says that God is the “Light”.
Matt 25:31-46 says Jesus is the Judge, but Joel 3:12 says God is the Judge.
Colossians 1:16 says that Jesus is the Creator of angels, but Psalm 148:5 says that the Creator of angels is God.
Heb 1:6 says that angels worshiped Jesus, but in Psalm 148:2 it says that angles worship God.
II Corinthians 11:2 says that Jesus is the “One HUSBAND”, but Jeremiah 31:32 says that the “One HUSBAND” is God.
Matthew 23:8 says that Jesus is the “ONE MASTER”, but Malachi 1:6 says that the “ONE MASTER” is God.
John 10:16 says that Jesus is the “One SHEPHERD”, but Isaiah 40:11 says that the “ONE SHEPHERD” is God.
Acts 4:12 says that Jesus is the “ONE SAVIOR”, but Isaiah 45:21 says that the “ONE SAVIOR” is God.
Luke 1:68 says that Jesus is the “ONE REDEEMER”, but Isaiah 41:14 says that the “ONE REDEEMER” is God.
Revelation 19:16 says that Jesus is “LORD OF LORDS”, Deuteronomy 10:17 says that the “LORD OF LORDS” is God.
Philippians 2:10 says that every knee must bow to Jesus, but Isaiah 45:23 says that every knee must bow to God.
John 1:3-10 says that Jesus is the “ONE CREATOR”, but Genesis 1:1 says that the “ONE CREATOR” is God.
John 1:49 says that Jesus is “KING OF ISRAEL”, but Isaiah 44:6 says that the “KING OF ISRAEL” is God.
Whether you believe in God or not, you will stand before God and be judged because God is righteous and cannot let anything unholy enter His kingdom. God’s standard is the Ten Commandments. Have you ever lied, stolen anything (even a penny), used God’s name in a way other than to honor Him? God sees you as a liar, a blasphemer and a thief.
“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8, NKJV)
God is a perfect judge and will judge perfectly. You will be accountable for all you have done in your life. You will be either gain entrance to heaven to be with Him, or be sentenced to judgment for the rest of eternity.
What do you need to do? If you do not care and willing to be responsible for your sins against God, you do not have to do anything. If you want the shed blood of Christ to pay for your sins, repent (change your mind). The life of a Christian is to honor God in all we say and do.
Get a Bible, study it and obey what you read. I prefer the New King James Version. It is an easier to read version than the King James Version. Pick a book within the Bible like Romans, John, or Revelation and study it.
Find a church that takes the Bible serious, studying verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book. This may take some time. You may need to find a small group that does this if a local church does not.
Find a church that takes evangelism seriously. Learn to share what the Bible says with others. You can even take this sheet, copy it, and share it with others. You can find this electronically at www.RepentAndTrust.info.
Written originally by Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills. Some edits / corrections were made by Richard Barboza within the text. The “Finally” section, was written by Richard Barboza. Scriptures, in the “Finally” section, taken from the New King James Version (NKJV). Copyright ©1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.