Popular Apologetics: Nathaniel Buzolic Proclaims Jesus is God on Instagram 

Photo from Nathaniel Buzolic’s Instagram

Popular Apologetics: Nathaniel Buzolic Proclaims Jesus is God on Instagram 

By Movieguide® Contributor

Recently on Instagram, Australian actor Nathaniel Buzolic engaged in some very deep popular apologetics for “understanding Jesus,” his words, and the end times. 

In a well-constructed Instagram post, Buzolic said: 

I have personally heard many Muslims on social media boastfully claiming that Jesus can’t possibly be God because in Matthew and Mark’s gospel Jesus will make this statement regarding the final days and his pending return to this fallen world….“Now concerning that day and hour”, in reference to the end times, “no one knows, neither the angels of heaven nor the Son but only the Father”….Now those who don’t read the Bible in full will say, “Huh. See, it’s right there. Jesus is saying that he doesn’t know all things, thus, Jesus can’t possibly be God.” But the sad reality is they don’t understand the mindset of Jesus and they don’t see the true purpose of Jesus during his days on earth. So let me explain. 

One commenter on the post remarks that Buzolic “puts [the words of Jesus] in perspective in…a beautiful and understandable way.” Buzolic continues: 

Mark chapter number 10, while the disciples were fighting over who is the greatest among them, a common practice of men to be striving to be the most honored, Jesus will stop them in their tracks and he’ll say this, “Whoever wants to be first among you shall be a servant to all. For even the Son of Man”, now this is the title Jesus used most for himself, “even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve.” That’s really important. Now, before you start thinking that Jesus has come to serve you, don’t. Jesus is serving and following a party of One – and that party of One is the Father. That means Jesus’ whole purpose was to fulfill the will of the Father. Nothing more and definitely nothing less. To do all that the Father instructed the Son to complete during his first appointed visitation. 

Buzolic concludes his apologetic in the Gospel According to John:  

Now, if I take you to the Gospel of John, chapter number 14, Jesus says something very interesting to his disciples which will help us make complete sense of the reasoning why only the Father knows the appointed time of Jesus’ promised return. Now, Jesus is having his last meal with his disciples and they are terrified at what Jesus has told them must unfold next. But then he says this: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust God, trust also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and I will take you to myself, so that where I am you may also be.” Now, do you know what metaphor Jesus is using here to convey this powerful, biblical truth…? It’s a metaphor that a 1st century Jew would easily understand. It’s a metaphor of a bridegroom with his beloved and betrothed wife….in ancient Jewish culture, the engagement begins when a man makes a vow to his future wife, he courts her, he makes a covenant promise to her, and then he will go away and prepare a place for her in his father’s house. You see the son lives in his father’s house, and then he will spend a year building a place for himself and his new wife to be, which will be a direct extension of the bridegroom’s already standing father’s house. Now, if you don’t understand this custom and culture you completely miss what Jesus is doing here. But let me ask you this question: Do your know who tells the son when the room is ready? When he can finally go and welcome his bride? You might be surprised, but the son doesn’t decide when he goes to collect his bride. This decision is left to the father. And when the father sees that the room is ready, then and only then will he say to his son: “Now, my son, go; go and collect your bride; go and bring your beloved to her new home. How beautiful is that? The Son must wait for the Father and only the Father knows and sets the appointed time. When Jesus is talking about end times we must remember that he’s also talking about the moment when he will return to his faithful….So when someone says to you that Jesus can’t possibly be God because he doesn’t know the time of his second coming, you need to say, “No. You missed it.” Jesus is actually showcasing his perfect ability to honor his father in sonship and in servitude….To the Muslim who may stumble on this video, I want to say it this way: Jesus never came to glorify himself….He came to glorify his Father, and in turn the Father will glorify the Son. 

“Amen. Come Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20) 

Buzolic’s apologetic is one of deep biblical truth, spoken with true eloquence, and which shows: “Many of the idioms Jesus used in his teachings can be understood only when properly interpreted in a Hebrew context” (David Bivin and Roy Blizzard, Jr., Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus, p. 2). 

Context is certainly key in communicating and understanding. Let us hope that many seeking a fuller understanding of Yeshua, Jesus, the Messiah, the Son of Man, the Son of God, will listen to the powerful words of Nathaniel Buzolic and gain help in their pursuit of Christ.

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