So, who is Jesus? Everybody knows that He walked the earth about 2000 years ago, and that he was lynched and nailed to a cross. Christians believe Him to be the promised Messiah, The Son of God, being God Himself, who willingly became a man and died a horrible death to reconcile humanity with God. As C.S. Lewis said, Liar, Lunatic or Lord.
In John 1:3 it’s stated that Christ made all things. Matthew 11:27 says that The Son is all that anybody has ever seen of God. Couple that with Theophonies (preincarnate appearances of Christ), we get a bigger picture of who He is.
He created the world. He warned Abraham about the coming judgment of Sodom and Gammorah. He delivered the Israelites from Egypt, He met with Moses on Mount Sinai, and He humbled Himself and took on the form of a man to deliver us from our sins.
Everybody knows that “Jesus loves me”, but people often forget that He is God. That guy in the Old Testament who cast fire and brimstone on Sodom? That was Jesus. The God who told the Israelites to drive the Canaanites out of the land totally, completely and utterly, that was Him too. And it is prophesied that He will stand in judgment of the World.
So, what am I trying to say, you ask? That’s a good question. What I’m saying is that to say that Jesus is Love is like looking at one thread in a tapestry. He loves us, yes. But at the same time, He is Just. And He is Righteous. When He saw something that bothered Him, He didn’t just smile and try to get along. He stood up and did something about it (see Matthew Chapter 21 for the clearing of the Temple, nevermind that the Chief Priests conspired to have Him murdered because He wouldn’t play the games).
I guess what I’m trying to say here, is that getting along just for the sake of getting along, being nice for the sake of niceness, it’s not what Jesus wants, and it’s not what Jesus did. If you care about somebody, you’re going to tell them the truth. You’re going to be honest with them. Jesus came to earth, and He told the Truth, and because some people didn’t like it, because they wished it would go away, because it would upset the status quo, they lynched Him.
Jesus is God. And God Divinely Inspired the Scriptures. They are an objective set of rules for right and wrong as a way to put a check on our broken hearts and our battered consciouses. Who is Jesus? He is God. He is Just. He is Good. He is Righteous. He is Holy. His Love is only the beginning of who He is.