Jesus Christ Our Savior Is Jehovah Our God

John 1:1

Don Fortner


     We are trinitarians. We worship one God in the trinity, or tri-unity, of his sacred Persons: the Father. the Son and the Holy Spirit. There are three distinct Persons in the the eternal Godhead. But those three Divine Persons are One (I John 5:7). The Father is God. The Son is God. And the Holy Spirit is God. Yet, they are not three Gods, but One God. And this eternal Godhead, in all the fulness of the Divine Beings, is revealed by and forever dwells in the body of that Man whose name is Jesus, the Christ (Col. 2:9; John 1:1,14; 14:6-10; Isa. 9:6-7).

     The triune God reveals himself to men, deals with men, and is known by men only in the Person of that One who is the only Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus (I Tim.2:5; John 1:18;14:6). And this Man, Jesus Christ, is himself the eternal God (Rev. 1:4,8). His name is Immanuel, God with us (Matt. 1:21-23).

     This is the wondrous mystery of the incarnation: "God was manifest in the flesh" (I Tim. 3:16). Jesus Christ is really and truly God, as much God as though he were not man. And he is really and truly man, as much man as though he were not God. Indeed, he must be both God and man in one glorious Person, or he could not be our Savior. Someone accurately said, "God could not suffer and man could not satisfy; but the God-Man both suffered and satisfied."

     Jehovah Jesus bridged the gulf between God and man, which neither the holy God nor fallen man could ever bridge apart from him. God could not receive a guilty man. And man could not remove his guilt. But the glorious God-Man, Jehovah Jesus, has established righteousness as a Man for men and suffered death as a Man for the atonement of men's sins. And the righteousness and atonement of this Man's life and death is of infinite merit for all who come to God by him, because this Man is God. God and man meet together in peace only in the God-Man, Jehovah Jesus.