Dr. Ed Hindson, dean of the Institute of Biblical Studies at Liberty University, challenged students with the question “Who is Jesus Christ?” at Wednesday’s convocation.
Hindson has been a professor of Religion at Liberty since 1974 and is a Bible teacher on The King is Coming telecast. He also serves as president of World Prophetic Ministry and has published many books, including the most recent, “Global Warning.”
“Throughout your experience in years to come, the question of who Christ is will be raised again and again and again,” he told students on Wednesday. “And your commitment to Him will be challenged, not only by intellectuals, but it will be challenged by the experiences, problems and difficulties of life.”
Hindson said there are many critics of the faith who will say Christ never really claimed to be God. But throughout the book of John, Hindson cited seven different accounts of Christ doing just that.
The first example can be found in John 8:58, when the descendants of Abraham question Jesus and ask Him who He is. He responds with the statement, “Before Abraham was born, I am.”
Throughout John, Jesus continues to claim the Deity of Christ as he tells others He is the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, the Door, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and the True Vine.
In John 14:6 he says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.”
Hindson closed by encouraging students to learn who Christ really is and to live for Him.
“If you are going to make it in your Christian walk, it’s not just a matter of saying, ‘I’m going to try harder, I’m going to do better, I’ll be a champion,’” Hindson said. “It’s a champion for Christ, not [for] yourself.”
Left, Charles Billingsley, minister of music and worship at Thomas Road Baptist Church, led Wednesday’s worship alongside Liberty’s Campus Praise Band. Right, Ashley LeClair, a junior at Liberty University, sang “The Kingdom” as the special music.