Who is Jesus?
Jesus is the centre of who we are and what we do at LWF. He is the prophet/teacher who lived 2000 years ago, and God’s Son, whose life, death and resurrection have opened the way for us to have a Father-child relationship with the Creator. Jesus’ teachings have relevance today because they deal with the core issues of what it means to be human, with all the highs and lows that come with being who we are. If you’d like to know more about Jesus click here.
In the Christian faith, one of the most succinct, yet comprehensive, statements about Jesus comes from the Apostle’s Creed:
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our LORD, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell. On the third day he rose again and he ascended into heaven, seated at the right hand of God, the almighty Father, from where he will come to judge the living and the dead.
Martin Luther provides an explanation of what this means in his small catechism:
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father in eternity, and also a true human being, born of the Virgin Mary, is my LORD. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned human being. He has purchased and freed me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil, not with gold or silver but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death. He has done all this in order that I may belong to him, live under him in his kingdom, and serve him in eternal righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead and lives and rules eternally. This is most certainly true.