A Unique Life
There is one man who is so distinct amongst all other men who have lived upon the earth, that He is worthy of careful examination. Many people have great difficulty with the Christian church and organized religion–and so they should. The religions of men are frequently a catastrophe of errors and diversely opposite from who Jesus is and what He represents.
Jesus is not a religion, He is not a church. He claimed to be God, living within the flesh of a man, and the only Savior of the world. Either He is a liar, a man delusional, or He was telling the truth. It is our responsibility to examine the evidence for His life and determine if He is who He claimed to be.
Jesus never commanded men to join a particular church or religion, He said “Follow Me.”
Continue reading “Jesus: He is the Most Interesting Man in the World”
What we eat, determines how well we can see. Our eyes depend upon us to take in the proper nutrients in order to allow our optic nerve, retina, and other parts of the eye, to function properly.
In the same way, our ability to see what is true and wise in life, will depend upon what we eat, spiritually.
Jesus said that He is “The Bread of Life.”
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. —John 6:35
The hunger and thirst that a human being feels, can never be truly satisfied by anything that is in this world. We were made to be loved. We were made to know God, who loves us so intensely that He was willing to die for us, in order to rescue us.
Jesus said that unless we eat His flesh and drink His blood, we do not have eternal life. Continue reading “Your Ability to See, Depends Upon Your Diet”
One of the great mysteries of the universe is that it pleased the Father to bruise His Son and put Him to death for the sins of all people. Why God would allow His Only Son to suffer so greatly for sinners is an unsearchable question that all of us will ponder throughout eternity.
It is certain that one of the reasons why God permitted Jesus to undergo such great trauma is because it brought such great glory and vindication to His name. Satan has made continued accusations that God is not really righteous and fair. These allegations are fully answered by what Jesus has accomplished at the cross. God is not angry and vindictive, as some have believed, but willing to take whatever steps necessary to reveal His hatred of sin and love for people. Much in the same way that a loving parent who observes the suffering of his child because of drugs or alcohol would do anything to eradicate their suffering. So also has God, as a loving Father, sought to eradicate the plague of sin from the lives of all people whom He loves so fervently. In freeing us from our suffering, He was made to watch His own Son suffer unimaginable pain. He allowed this for our benefit. Imagine the intense pain that God felt at seeing His Son tortured to death by evil men. While Jesus had done nothing evil Himself, He was fully committed to allow those who desired His death, to do whatever they wanted to Him. He permitted all of this knowing that His death would free us from our own torture and torment. Continue reading “Jesus Suffered For, and Took the Sins of, Those Who Would Never Receive Him”
What this world consider wise, is not wise. What this world views as foolish, hides the wisdom of the ages. God does not reveal Himself to the proud, the self sufficient, and the self righteous. The One who made the universe comes to the humble, the seeking, the sincere. The reason that man cannot find God: his foolish pride.
When God sends His Messiah into the world, He will originate from a family of men who are insignificant to the world. God looks at the heart and examines the thoughts and intentions of a man. When He uses a person to make Himself known, He choses the weak, the untrained, the unnoticed. In this manner, no one would ever think that this person could accomplish anything by their own wisdom or power. When great things are accomplished by the weak and insignificant–everyone understands that what was accomplished, was done by God and not by men. In this way, all praise, honor, and glory, are given to God–who is the only one who rightfully deserves our praise. Continue reading “The Weak, The Powerless, the Insignificant: The Person God Uses”
The Cross of Jesus is not what you might expect
As a result of my writing in presenting Jesus Christ as the Messiah and only Savior of the world, I have had the opportunity to converse with many who are atheists. On occasion, I have been informed that most atheists are “highly educated.” The inference is made that since a person has attained a high degree of education, they are better able to discern whether or not God actually exists. The assumption by those who claim that there is “no evidence for God,” is that if God did in fact exist, intelligent men could discover Him by their intellect.
This is an interesting perspective of the atheist. Although they claim to be the possessors of wisdom, they seem to have missed an important point: If God exists, then He would be the source of all wisdom and knowledge. His purposes and methods for revealing Himself, would not necessarily be the ways in which man would expect. He just might determined to present Himself veiled in a method that only the humble could discern. Continue reading “The Foolishness of the Cross”