Many claim to love Jesus. Yet Jesus said, “But me [the world] hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil” (John:7:7). So who are those who claim to love Jesus? Are they believers in the biblical Jesus? And why do we make that distinction? It’s necessary because only the Bible defines who Jesus is and what He has done, revealing His characteristics and attributes in the process.
Any contribution from man that adds to or subtracts from the biblical revelation of Jesus may result in one’s believing in “another Jesus” (2 Corinthians:11:4) and a “false Christ” (Matthew:24:5), who can save no one.
If a person claims to know someone whom I know very well and begins to wrongly describe that person, I wouldn’t hesitate to inform him that he’s not talking about the person I know. That correction—or lack thereof—may have eternal consequences regarding Jesus our only Savior. “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). Meekly asking, “Jesus who?” is critical in our day, which Jesus characterized as a time of rampant spiritual deception (Matthew:24:4).
T. A. McMahon