The Testimonies Of Those Who Really Know The True Jesus
Lesson - 3F.
Comparative Bible Study Lessons
© 2010 Willy Trifon


Having studied that the Great Deception about Jesus  had come, one must now be aware that there is indeed a doctrine of "another Jesus" that is being preached among professing Christians today.

Let us continue the study of the scriptures so we may come to know whom to believe and what to believe so we will not be misled or tricked to believe "another Jesus" that will lead us to destruction and ruin our chances of gaining salvation and eternal life.

Who are those who know the "true Jesus"

3F.1   Who, according to the Lord Jesus Christ, are the people who really know Him?  

In John 10:14, Jesus explained thus:

"I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. (NKJV)

Jesus said:  "I am known by my own".  Jesus as the good shepherd knows His sheep and He is known by His own sheep. 

3F.2   How can we be sure that His sheep really know Him?   

 In John 10:27, this is written:

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. (NKJV)

Jesus said:  "When My sheep here my voice, they follow me" 
Thus, they really know Jesus, they recognize His voice and they follow His commands.

3F.3   Where can we find the sheep of Christ, those who really know Him?

In John 10:16, this is written:

"And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10:16, NKJV)

The sheep of Jesus Christ can be easily identified because they belong to one flock.

Which is the flock of Christ?

"Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, to feed the Church of Christ which he has purchased with his Blood." Acts 20:28, Lamsa Bible)

The flock of Christ is the "Church of Christ", the church he founded in Jerusalem in the first century of the Christian era (Matthew 16:18).

Thus, the sheep of Christ who belong to His flock are the members of the "Church of Christ"*.
Church of Christ in English is translated in German as "Kirche Cristi";  in French as "Eglise du Christ"; in Italian as "Chiesa di Cristo"; in Spanish as "Iglesia de Cristo"; and in Tagalog as "Iglesia ni Cristo.

The testimony of those who know the "true Jesus"

3F.4   Who are the sheep of Christ or members of the Church founded by Christ?

In John 17:20, Jesus said this when He prayed to the Father in heaven:

"I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. (NLT)

The same verse in another version of the Bible:

I pray not only for these but also for those who through their teaching will come to believe in me. (NJB)

The sheep of Christ are the disciples of Christ. They are His Apostles and disciples or the members Church of Christ in the first century of the Christian era. They are the ones who have the testimony of who is the true Jesus.

Why are the testimonies of Christ's Apostles and disciples very important?

In the preceding verse the Lord Jesus clearly stated that through their (His Apostles and disciples), teachings or because of their testimonies other people will come to believe in Him. Thus, to know the true Christ Jesus, one must rely on the testimonies or teachings of the Apostles.

3F.6   How will the Christ's Apostles and disciples, who really knew the true Jesus, impart their knowledge of the true Jesus to other people?

In John 20:30-31, these are written:

Why This Gospel Was Written
30. Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;
31. but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name. (New American Standard)

Christ's Apostles and disciples wrote their testimony about the "true Jesus", so other people will come to know that the "true Jesus" is the Christ, the Son of God", and by believing, people may have eternal life in Christ's name.

3F.7   Where can we find the writings of Christ's Apostles and disciples about the "true Jesus"?

and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 3:15, NKJV)

The writings of Christ's Apostles and disciples are in the Holy Scriptures or the Holy Bible. Thus, studying what they have written about Christ Jesus in the Bible will make people wise for salvation through faith in Him.

Who then is the "true Jesus"

3F.8   How did the Apostle Paul distinguish the "true Jesus" from "another Jesus"?

As previously explained in previous lesson, the verse 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 is worth repeating, this is written:

With a clever trick the snake fooled Eve. I'm afraid that your minds might be polluted, too. You might leave the simplicity and purity which is in Christ.  Someone might come preaching about another Jesus who is different from the Jesus we preached to you. You welcome a different kind of spirit that you did not receive . How can you put up so easily with a gospel that is different from the first one you accepted? (International English NT)

Apostle Paul comparatively explained it this way:


Christ is the good Shepherd and He is well known by His sheep. They are the Apostles and disciples who are members of the Church He founded in Jerusalem in the first century. They are the ones who have the testimony of the true Jesus and their testimonies are written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.  

The Great Deception had indeed come, as proven by the existence of various doctrines of "another Jesus" that are being preached among Christians today. It is therefore very important to strictly limit the study to what is written in the Holy Bible, since the testimonies of Christ's Apostles and disciples about the "true Jesus" are clearly written in the Scriptures. This is to make sure that no one will be deceived to leave the simplicity and purity that is in Christ Jesus, nor misled or tricked to believe another Jesus who is different from the one preached by the Apostles.