19 Important Things the Bible Teaches About Jesus

SharePinEmailJesus Christ is at the heart of Christianity, and the Bible teaches us many things about his miracles, stories, messages, life, death, and resurrection. By reading the Bible, we can get to know Jesus, love him, and understand the real message he bestowed on humanity and Christianity. Here are the main things the Bible teaches…

Jesus Christ is at the heart of Christianity, and the Bible teaches us many things about his miracles, stories, messages, life, death, and resurrection. By reading the Bible, we can get to know Jesus, love him, and understand the real message he bestowed on humanity and Christianity. Here are the main things the Bible teaches us about Jesus Christ.

Jesus is Alive Today

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The Bible teaches us that Jesus died for the sins of the world on the cross, was buried, and rose again. For Christians, Jesus is alive today and will remain alive forever.

Jesus Has the Power to Forgive Our Sins

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Another powerful teaching of the Bible is that Jesus Christ has the power to forgive our sins while sharing the importance of repenting. D&C 58:42 says: “He who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more.”

Jesus Bore Humanity’s Sins

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In 1 Peter 2:24, we are reminded that Jesus bore the sins of humanity and suffered with his body on the cross. “He bore our sins’ in his body on the cross, so that we might live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds, you have been healed,” reads the passage.

Jesus is God

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While the Bible references Jesus as the son of God, the New Testament makes several claims that Jesus is God, without saying those words directly. For example, Matthew 1:23 says: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name, Immanuel (which means, God with us).”

Jesus Will Not Forsake His People

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The Bible teaches us that Lord Jesus Christ does not forsake his people, nor does he abandon the nation that belongs to him.

Jesus is Our Judge

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Another key message of the Bible about Jesus is how he has been given the authority to be judged by the Father. In John 5:22–23, Jesus says, “Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.”

Jesus Answers Prayers

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The belief that Jesus hears our prayers and answers them can be found in Matthew 7:78, which reads, Jesus says, “Ask and it will be given to you… for everyone who asks receives.”

Jesus is the Truth and Offers Eternal Life

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According to John 14:6, Jesus says: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” In light of this verse and others like it, Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the truth and offers eternal life with God.

The Miracles of Jesus

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The Bible is full of many wonderful miracles that Jesus performed. In the Gospel of John, for example, Jesus is said to have performed as many as seven miracles, including turning water into wine and raising Lazarus from the dead.

Jesus Taught Us About Morality

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One central theme of the Bible is morality, which was a key teaching of Jesus and the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule tells Christians to treat others as they would like to be treated. As Matthew 7:12 said: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Jesus Performed 37 Miracles

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The four Gospels record a total of 37 miracles by Jesus. Each miracle, according to the Bible, served a specific purpose in God’s plan of salvation for humanity.

Life After Death

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Another central teaching about Jesus in the Scripture relates to life after death. Jesus taught his disciples that those who live good lives and follow his teachings will be rewarded with eternal life in God’s kingdom, which is Heaven.

Those Who Commit Sins Will Go to Hell

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But Jesus also taught us that people who commit sins and turn their back on God will be eternally punished in Hell.

Jesus is Coming Back

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There is the promise of a Second Coming in the Bible when Jesus will return to earth. Suggestions of a second coming can be found in the Gospels Matthew 24–25, Mark 13, Luke 21:5–26, John 14:25–29, in the Book of Revelation, and other biblical and traditional sources.

Ensuring His Work Would Continue

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After his resurrection, Jesus organized his followers to ensure the work of his gospel would carry on. The Book of Acts, which follows the four Gospels in the New Testament, records the travels and experiences of Jesus’s disciples.

The Kingdom of God

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A central theme in Jesus’s teaching surrounds the Kingdom of God. According to Mark 1:15, the message of Jesus can be summarized as “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Jesus Showed Us the Way to Live

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Jesus showed us the way to live, not only by his words that are recorded in the Bible but also by his actions. The many examples of him caring for others, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, and comforting the grieving provide valuable lessons on how to live kind and compassionate lives.

The Parable of the Sheep and Goats

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Many of Jesus’s parables in the Bible teach us about what will happen at the end of time. The parable of the sheep and the goats provides us with insight into how humans will be divided at the final judgment.

The Final Judgment

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The Final Judgment, also known as the Last Judgment, the Day of Reckoning, Doomsday, and the Day of Judgement, considers the second coming of Jesus Christ to be the final judgment by God of all people who have ever lived on earth. The judgment will result in the approval of some and the punishing of others. The concept of the final judgment is found in the canonical gospels, specifically the Gospel of Matthew.

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