Jesus is Unique
JESUS IS UNIQUE
I am constantly enthralled by the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. It is impossible to seriously study the Bible without coming to the conclusion that Jesus Christ is different from all other men in history (Patriarchs, Prophets, Priests and Kings).
Among the leaders and founders of world religions, the distinctiveness of Jesus Christ is clearly visible. I am reminded of the words of Samuel Stennett in a hymn that was regularly sung when I was a young Christian:
No mortal can with Him compare
Among the sons of men;
Fairer is He than all the fair
Who fill the heav’nly train.
Jesus is unmatched in history—His very being cries out for us to entrust our lives to Him. Jesus Christ is:
Unique in substance: He alone is both God and man (John 10:30). Unique in prophecy: No other leader’s life was foretold so clearly and accurately (Micah 5:2). Unique in mission: Jesus alone came to save us from our sins (Matthew 1:21). Unique in birth: Only Jesus was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23). Unique in ability: No one but Jesus has the power to forgive sins (Mark 2:10). Unique in existence: Jesus alone existed before the beginning of time (John 1:1-2). Unique in position: No one else is equal with God (Philippians 2:5-6). Unique in reign: Only Jesus reigns forever (Hebrews 1:8).
No one in history is like Jesus. He alone deserves our trust, and He alone is the path to God.
No other name can save me,
No other name beside,
But Jesus Christ the risen Lord,
Who once was crucified. —Brandt
Ps Arnallt Morgan