I know I may have Muslim friends and others that have a problem with it, but when God Himself says something, who am I to argue with it? When Jesus was baptized by John in the wilderness, “When He came up out of the water, behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on Him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, ‘THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, WITH WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED!” (Matthew 3:17)
Therefore, I believe Apostle John was exactly right when he said, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God! He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth… No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known! (From John 1:1-18)
Jesus is God in flesh! Jesus in a miraculous, wonderful way is God’s Son! Jesus is my Savior and Lord – the Living Christ! He came to earth and was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for my sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and ever lives as my heavenly advocate and Lord! That’s the wonderful truth and conviction I am able to carry with me into 2017 and beyond!