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The Good Confession
Saying, “I believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God” is no minor statement. Saying he is the Christ or Messiah is saying that all the hopes and dreams of Israel are to be received through him. He is the one sent from God to bring healing “far as the curse is found.” It is only through him that we can have redemption, reconciliation and forgiveness of sins.
Believing Jesus is the Son of God is to believe that God himself took on human flesh and lived on earth. It is difficult for us humans to understand how God could be our Father in Heaven and God’s son on earth at the same time, but the nature of God as Trinity puts Him in a completely different category than anything in all creation. It should not surprise us that the essence of the eternal, immortal, infinite creator God cannot be completely grasped by finite human minds. We must either accept what he tells us or reject it.
But we are not asked to simply accept what we are told on blind faith. Rather, we have the testimony of eye witnesses; those who saw Jesus in the flesh, heard his teachings and witnessed his miracles. After Jesus’ resurrection, these disciples of Jesus would rather suffer and die than recant their belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. This is the torch that has been passed from one generation to the next.
Now it is our turn. Do you believe? Everything God has ever done and everything that God has promised to do is focused on this one question. When you make the good confession you align yourself with God and his purposes. When you confess your belief in Jesus you become his partner in the next chapter of The Story.