Friday, January 2, 2009

What's the Big Deal About Jesus Anyway?

If you are asking this question, you are probably not a Christian. Any person can claim to be a Christian, yet fail in his/her understanding of who Jesus really is.

Jesus was NOT:
1) Just a prophet as the Muslims claim.
2) A heretic and apostate as the Jews claim.
3) Equivalent with Muhammad, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, and others as God's prophet as the Bahai claim.
4) A reincarnation of Elisha as some Hindus claim.
5) Simply an enlightened being as some Buddhists claim.
6) A false prophet as the Mandaeanists claim.
7) A Master Jesus who had previous incarnations as some New Agers claim.
8) Just a good teacher as many others claim.

Jesus was and is:
1) 100% God/Man (God: John 20:28, Titus 2:13, 1 John 5:20, Hebrews 1:8, John 10:30, John 14:9; Man: Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:52, Mark 11:15, John 11:35, Matthew 4:1-2, John 19:28, Luke 22:44, Mark 15:37)
2) Creator (Isaiah 40:28, Colossians 1:15-16)
3) Savior (1 Timothy 1:1, Titus 1:4)
4) Shepherd (Psalm 23:1, 1 Peter 5:4)
5) I Am (Exodus 3:14, John 8:58)
6) First and Last (Isaiah 44:6, Revelation 1:17)
7) Forgiver of Sins (Jeremiah 33:8, Acts 5:31)
8) Perfect in Every Aspect (Perfect birth by virgin birth, perfect sinless life, perfect death as a sheep to slaughter, perfect burial through fulfilled prophecy, perfect resurrection on the 3rd day, perfect reconciliation for mankind)
9) Alive On the Throne (See link: Jesus is Alive)

Arise My Love

If you haven't repented of your sins and accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord of your life, He awaits you to humble yourself before Him today. When you put your trust in Christ, you will cross over from death to life (John 5:24).