Day 4: The Real Jesus

Romans 1:3 :

concerning his Son, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, who was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,

Some people deny or interpret what these verses say in a way that takes them out of context with other parts of the Bible. Because of this, it is important to take some time to consider this verse carefully.

Paul writes that Jesus is God’s Son and that He “was born of the seed of David according to the flesh.” It is implied in this statement that Jesus is the “Son of David” mentioned in the Old Testament. The Son of David was to take the throne of David forever on earth as was talked about in the Old Testament. The combination of being the Son of David and the Son of God reminds us of the virgin birth; God being the father and Mary being the earthly mother. He had to be born through a human and yet be God. To be a Bible-believer and a Christian, you must believe that Jesus was both man and God. To believe otherwise is to fail to believe in the basic gospel presented here by Paul.

We also read that there are three persons involved and acting together. God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Again, some deny that God is three yet one, perhaps it is because they believe they must understand it, but the Bible is consistent about this and it doesn’t give us any options but to believe. This is clearly a part of this gospel as well.

We also learn from this verse that the Holy Spirit declared the Gospel by a particular historic event. Once again, to remove this particular historic event is to kill the Gospel that Paul is teaching. You can’t have Christianity if you don’t have the resurrection of Jesus from the dead because without it, Jesus isn’t “declared to be the Son of God with power.”

The Bible warned us that people would deny the power of their “godliness” the last days. Jesus is not just a teacher. He is the one that resurrected. It is important that we declare the real Jesus so that people can really be saved from God’s wrath to come.

2 Timothy 3:5 :

…holding a form of godliness, but having denied its power. Turn away from these, also.