Who is Jesus Christ?
Christ is the eternal light that imprinted His image in man so that man became wise and rational, lived a life of joy, and achieved his existence and humanity.
When man lost his connection with the eternal light, he lost wisdom and insight. He employed what was left of his human intelligence, destroying himself, others, and the environment surrounding him.
So, the true and eternal light, the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ, returned to man’s life through His appearance in the flesh. By His incarnation, He re-connected humanity with the source of unity and communion with Him as a free grace from the love of the Heavenly Father to all who accept him freely.
St. John, in his Gospel, compares the free gift of the true light that gives light to every man (John 1:9) and the law given to humanity by the prophet Moses in an attempt to control human behavior with strict legislative rules and penalties attached to them to scare people by attributing natural disasters to being a punishment and revenge from the angry God, “ For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17). If the law offered by Moses the prophet was indeed from the Heavenly Father, it would not have been possible for the Incarnate Son of God to change, correct, or modify what the Heavenly Father had said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. ’But I say to you, love your enemies” (Mathew5:43-44). The painful truth of the New Testament reveals that the law of Moses did not succeed in perfecting anything “For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.” (Hebrews 7:18-19).
Therefore, Jesus affirmed that He came not to destroy the law, but to achieve the perfection that the law did not perform, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” (Mathew 5 :17).
Sadly, many contemporary churches nowadays do not focus their teachings on the grace and the gift of the New Testament, which is the acceptance of the true light descending from heaven, Jesus Christ. It clings in its sermons and Bible studies to the historical events and stories of the Old Testament which took place before the revelation of the true light, The Incarnated Son of God.