Podcast Episode: Was It Necessary for Our Salvation that Jesus be God?

In this episode of the Theology for the People podcast, I explain why it was necessary that Jesus be God in order to save us.

This is an important question during the Advent and Christmas seasons, in which we celebrate the coming of Jesus to us in order to save us.

In Matthew 1:21, we read that an angel told Joseph to name Mary’s child “Jesus,” because he would save his people from their sins.

How could this child save people from their sins? And what does it mean that Jesus is “Immanuel,” which means “God with us”?

Click here to listen to the episode, or listen in the embedded player below.

Was It Necessary for Our Salvation that Jesus be God? Theology for the People

One thought on “Podcast Episode: Was It Necessary for Our Salvation that Jesus be God?

  1. You wrote:
    “…Jesus is “Immanuel,” which means “God with us”

    Gotta love that, straight from the Bible, that tells us Jesus is God and lets us then glory in an Almighty God named Jesus who would actually come here to be crucified and undergo what Isaiah 52:14 says, “…His appearance was marred more than any man and His form more than the sons of men.”
    All to pay the price for OUR shameful ways.

    Thanks Nick,
    ~Ryan in Parker, Colorado

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