“He That Hath Seen Me Hath Seen The Father.”            

John 14:9

            There is one word in the Bible which in itself forms an entire library, one word which is the sum and substance of the entire Bible, one word which comprises all truth. That word is “Christ.” He is he uncreated, living, eternal Word, whom to know is life eternal. He is the living Word of whom the written Word speaks.

            When chosen, redeemed sinners are brought out of darkness into light by the irresistible, regenerating grace and power of God the Holy Spirit, when Christ is revealed in the chosen vessels of mercy, when they become savingly acquainted with this Divine Word, they are “made wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (Tit. 3:15).

            As we are led by the Spirit in the life of faith, enabled by his grace to live upon, walk with, and rejoice in the glorious Person and finished accomplishments of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are brought into what the Apostle Paul describes as - “All the riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:2-3).

            Our Lord’s own statements with regard to this “mystery of God,” the mystery of the perfect unity and oneness of the Persons in the eternal Godhead are plain and clear (John 10:30; 14:7-9).

            We worship one God in the trinity of his sacred Persons. "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one" (1 John 5:7). Yet, we recognize, and the Scriptures undeniably reveal, the fact that the revelation of the holy Trinity is found in Christ alone. Christ, and Christ alone, is the visible Jehovah. The invisible God is seen and known only in him who is “the image of the invisible God”

            "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him" (John 1:18). "For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily" (Col. 2:9). "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

            It is never written in Scripture that if a person believes in God, or if he believes in the Holy Spirit, he is saved. It is written throughout the Word of God, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). The fact is - No one believes God and no one has the Spirit of God, except those sinners who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, as he is revealed in the Scriptures, as the Savior of his people. As the all glorious Christ is alone the embodiment and revelation of God, he is also the only Savior of sinners. While we adore our heavenly Father and worship him as our God, and God the Holy Spirit too, we realize that the only way for us to do so is by trusting Christ alone as our Savior.

Don Fortner