“Neither is there any salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven…whereby we must be saved (Ac.4:12)” In the previous post we had discussed the Name of God as being synonymous with His divine essence. His Son revealed by his atoning work what He represented. He is love. Jesus Christ being the image of the invisible God delineated truly the nature of his Father. What do we mean by the term God the Son? In the Trinity we believe three personalities of God, each alike bringing out different aspect of the Lord God, whom the Jewish nation know as JHWH. Jesus Christ revealed his own true nature in revealing the invisible God.
Do we not see the Father demonstrated his faith first when He declared ‘Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased(Lk.3:22).” and Jesus in return by faith showed he was indeed the Son. The Holy Spirit in the many gospels gives us a true account of the Trinitarian aspect of God. Jesus was the fulfilment of the prophecies coming from the Father; He was the Word, God in his own right, ‘God is a Spirit (Jn.4:24); The Son aspect is in the promise of a kingdom “For it is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom(Lk.12:32)”
Jacob had to make the promise of God towards Abraham as his. Similarly salvation offered by Jesus cannot mean that we are saved automatically; instead we have to confess his lordship and accept him as our Savior. So faith is what we exercise and it was first demonstrated by God.
“Through faith we understand the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so the things which are seen were not made of things which do appear (He.12: 3).” Here we have creative faith first demonstrated by the Lord God.
Faith is as pervasive as the air we breathe. Faith, with which we go about in a physical world whether it is in our system of governments or in social interactions, is natural. The golden rule of ‘do unto others as you would want others do unto you’ is based on faith. How our lungs function or hearts pump oxygen into bloodstream and our bodies can move about effortlessly is inbuilt. Our bodies in their prime need not hesitate since faith is intertwined in our will. Of this our Lord Jesus hinted with reference to Simon Peter thus, “ When thou wast young, thou girded thyself and walked whither thou wouldst…(Jn.21:18).” Faith is so natural for a corporeal body. By the same token faith is a component of divine Will.(2 b contd)