Was Jesus a Created Being?

Jesus is God. He is the Son of God and is one with God the Father.

They are three-in-one with God the Holy Spirit. The Son was with the Father in the beginning and is God. Jesus is eternal and is not a created being. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are one and are eternal. They existed always and will exist forever.

God the Father wants everyone on earth to be in right relationship with Him. But their disobedience to Him and His laws separated them. God the Father sent Jesus, God the Son, to earth to be born as a baby. God the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and she gave birth to baby Jesus. Jesus grew, lived a sinless life, obeyed the will of God the Father, gave His life as a sacrifice on the cross, and rose from the death in victory over sin and death.

Jesus rules and reigns in heaven. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him. He intercedes for us before God the Father. One day, Jesus will return to earth in glory and power and fulfill the will of God the Father in the end times of world history.

To receive a better understand of Jesus, please read John 1:1-14 in the New Testament portion of the Bible. You will read that Jesus was with God and was God. John provided names for Jesus such as Word, life, and light. John ended this portion of Scripture with what Jesus did: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:!4, NIV).

Why Do Those Who Follow Jesus Suffer in this Life?

The Bible teaches that the rains will fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.

In other words, “good” people will experience “bad” events in life. Jesus never promised that His followers would not experience suffering or persecution. In fact, He said that His followers must expect to encounter suffering and persecution. Yet, at the same time, He promised that He will be with us always and that He will empower us to navigate the storms of life and survive in victory.

People who follow Jesus wholeheartedly are not exempt from suffering. While we are on earth, we are subject to the laws of this world. But, believers in Jesus do not need to live life alone. They have the Bible as God’s Word to guide, teach, and inspire them. They have the church, the community of faith, that is filled with other believers who love God. They will encourage one another and support each other in God’s love. Also, believers have a relationship with God the Holy Spirit who brings comfort, and empowers them to share their faith with others. So, in times of suffering, believers can turn to Jesus, the Bible, the church, and the Holy Spirit to enable and empower them to deal with the suffering on this earth.

While believers can suffer to the point even of death, they know that their time on this earth is temporary. When people die, they will face the consequences of their actions. Those who love and follow Jesus will go to heaven. Those who do not love and follow Jesus will not go to heaven.

The true story of a man named Job is found in the Old Testament portion of the Bible. He was a righteous man who loved God and lived well. Suddenly, tragic struck and tore apart his family, his wealth, and his entire life! Yet, in the midst of his suffering, Job believed in God. He did not allow the circumstances of life take him away from loving God. As a result, Job survived the season of suffering and God blessed him.