The Bible says that Christ existed from all eternity with God. (Tit. chapters, 1:3, 2:10, and 3:4,)
- God is identified as the Savior (Tit. 1:4, 2:13, and 3:6)
- Jesus Christ is identified as God. (Isaiah 43:11)
- The Lord says there is no Savior besides Him, (Acts 4:8-12)
Jesus Christ is portrayed by the Hierarchy as being one of the ascended masters, or “Christ’s,” but they present Buddha with this title as well, and place him in a superior position. (The Hierarchy considers “Christ-hood” a position that can be attained; reference to “Christ” therefore is not always to the person of Jesus); Christ came to show us the love of God, but Buddha came to bring us enlightenment; suggesting that the Bible has been misinterpreted and its true meaning lost through the centuries; but they claim this has never happened to the “sacred” scriptures of the East.
John the Baptist said, “ He who comes after me is greater than I, for He was before me.” Notice, “He existed before me,” “He is the one way!” (Jer. 32:39; Acts 4:12). “He is the way of life,” (Col. 3:4). “He is the way of peace,” (Eph. 2:14). “It pleased God to reveal His Son to me,” was Paul’s account of his conversion. Moreover, Jesus said Himself that: “I am the way and the truth and the life no one comes to the Father except through me,” (Jn. 14:6).
Peter witnessed every miracle, including the transfiguration, and yet his faith was not the result of these, but sprang from a supernatural revelation from Father God. In response to his confession, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God,” the Lord declared, “Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven,” (Matt. 16: 16,17).
This special grace was not only accorded to the apostles but also “To them that have obtained like precious faith with us,” (2, Pet. 1:1). Peter’s address to the faithful generally as “born again by the Word of God,” (1 Pet 1:12).
Peter boldly proclaimed that salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved,” (Acts 4:12). Jesus’ exclusivity caused him to warn: Watch out that no one deceives you. For man will come in my name, claiming, I am the Christ, and will deceive many,” (Matt. 24: 4-5; cf., vv. 23-25). It is apparent that Jesus was not one of many ”enlightened masters“. JESUS is the Light of the world (Jn. 8:12).
New Agers typically revere Jesus as a mere human being who sought godhood (or Christhood). Christians worship Jesus as the eternal God (Jn. 1:1) who became human (Jn. 1:14), and then atoned for our sins at the cross, rose from the grave, ascended back to heaven, far above all other beings, and coming again. There is either great contradiction in Scripture, or Jesus Christ is God! Jesus IS uniquely and eternally God.