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Jesus, One of A Kind


ACTS Magazine
September 2002







No one in the history of the world has exerted influence on mankind with such an extraordinary uniqueness as Jesus.

Jesus' uniqueness has spanned the centuries as billions of people have come and gone, yet without greater contribution than He has made.

There have been great men and women, who have been kings, scientists, educators, or military leaders, yet no one comes close to equaling Jesus Christ in His influence on mankind.

Jesus' Unique Life

Jesus lived the most extraordinary life in history.  His birth was unique in the fact that His mother was a virgin.  His life from His conception to His death was holy and without sin.

It was not necessary for Jesus to be "born again" because He was conceived by the Spirit of God.  All of humankind from their first breath of life has sinned.  Not so with Jesus, yet He was tempted in ways like us.  "(Jesus) was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."  (Hebrews 4:15)

In all human history, only one man who claimed to be perfect has ever been perfect.  Even His enemies could not find any fault in Him.

The magnificent teaching of this humble carpenter from Galilee also left Jesus in a category by Himself.  


Most Western historians and philosophers acknowledge Him as the greatest teacher who ever lived.  They all agree that this world would be a far better place if everyone followed the teachings of Jesus.

Finally, to cap off his incomparable life, He gave Himself sacrificially for the sins of the world.  Only Jesus was the perfect sinless unblemished Lab of God that could take away the sins of the world. "John seeth Jesus coming unto him and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world!"  (John 1:29).

Jesus' Unique Titles

No person, other than Jesus has ever been addressed or qualifies for the titles given to Jesus.  No one title can fully describe His attributes.

To understand who He really is, all of these titles must be considered together.  No one else comes close to deserving even one of these titles.

The following is a list of some of these titles:

The Word
The Mighty God
My Lord And My God
Jesus, The Christ
The Son of God
The Son of Man
Savior
Wonderful
Counselor
The Father of Eternity
The Prince of Peace
Alpha And Omega
First And Last
The Beginning And The Ending
The Lord
The Holy One
High Priest
Lord of All
Emmanuel
The Way, The Truth, The Life
King of Kings
Lord of Lords
The Good Shepherd
The Lamb Of God
Messiah

In the history of the world, no one has ever risen from a carpenter's shop to assume such lofty titles.  His life can only be explained by the fact that He was indeed "The Son of God" in the unique sense.

Uniqueness of Jesus' Love

There is no greater love than that of the Father's through His Son, Jesus Christ.  "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13).  His love extended far beyond that of His friends.

As they nailed Him to the cross, He looked out at those who were mocking Him nd cried out, "Father forgive them; for thy know not what they do." (Luke 23:34).  Because of His ultimate love for us, He died the death that we deserved, that we might have the life that He deserved.

Uniqueness of Salvation Through Jesus

Many  people believe there are many roads that ultimately lead to salvation.  Jesus, said, "Enter (Matthew 7:13-14).  There is only one way to have salvation and that way is through Jesus. "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."  (Acts 4:12).

Uniqueness of Jesus' Resurrection

One can go to Medina and see the bones of Mohamed, but you can go to the tomb where Jesus was buried and you will find it empty. "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." (Matthew 28:6).  
No power of man could keep Jesus in the tomb.  

HE IS RISEN! HE IS ALIVE!

Hope for us to have eternal life would have been lost forever if Jesus had not been resurrected from the tomb.

What Made Jesus So Unique

What accounts for the uniqueness of Jesus Christ?

It was not because of His parents, for His mother was a simple Jewish maiden and His father a humble village carpenter.

It was not His material possessions, for He had no money, not even a place "to lay His head."  He was tired before legal officials in a borrowed robe and buried in a borrowed tomb.

It was not His education, for there is no record that He attended school. Yet at the age of twelve, He confounded the priests in the temple of Jerusalem.

It was not His world travels, for with the exception of a brief trip to Egypt when he was an infant, he never journeyed more than one hundred miles from where He was reared.

It was not because He had influential friend, for only fisherman, tax collectors and other ordinary men followed Him.

It was not because He had a long and extensive ministry, for He ministered only three and a half years.  By human standards, His ministry was a failure.

The fact that Jesus has influenced the world more than anyone who ever lived is more than sufficient to estable His unique place in human history.

But beyond this and any other uniqueness, is the fact that Jesus was the only begotten Son of the Father.

Jesus, in fact, is one of a kind!