Jesus, Our Immanuel (God With Us)

If Jesus Christ is merely a man and not God, the apostle Paul would not have said,

Paul, an apostle – not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ. (Gal. 1:1)

If Jesus Christ is merely God and not a man, Paul would not have said,

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Tim. 2:5)

If Jesus Christ is merely an angel and not God, God the Father would not have said of Him,

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. (Heb. 1:8)

Because only God is deserving of worship, and because Jesus is fully God along with the Father, the Father said concerning Jesus,

Let all God’s angels worship Him. (Heb. 1:6)

Because the Lord Jesus is fully God and truly man, the apostle  John wrote,

…the Word was God…the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (Jn. 1:1, 14)

Both realities are found in the angel’s words to Joseph:

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). (Matthew 1:23)

That Mary would “bear a son” testifies to Christ’s humanity.

That this Son would be “God with us” testifies to His deity.