March 23, 2008
H A P P Y
E A S T E R !
The message of the cross:
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son (Jesus Christ) that whosoever believeth in Him (Jesus Christ) should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Why I Believe
The short answer is this: I’ve examined the evidence and believe it to be true.
Consider this: Is the Bible God’s revelation of Himself to man? If it is, then it should be heeded. It it’s not then it’s a big fat lie.
Declarations to consider:
1. The Bible declares that God gave his son Jesus Christ that man might be redeemed.
2. Jesus Christ declared that he was the son of God.
3. Historically we know Jesus Christ lived and was crucified on a cross…he declared himself to be the son of God.
4. Eyewitnesses declare that Jesus performed many miracles, was put to death and on the third day, according to the prophecy, he arose from the dead . They were convinced he was the promised one, the Christ. They had nothing to gain in their belief…it came at great cost to them…they became outcasts and many were put to death…yet they held firm in their belief. If these eyewitnesses are credible why shouldn’t they be believed?
This is the crux of the matter of faith----belief. Does the evidence warrant believing?
Either Jesus was who he declared himself to be or he was a liar. To those who say “kindly” that Jesus was a good man but reject his claim to be the son of God I must say---WHAT???!! Who would consider a liar of that magnitude to be a good man?
The bottom line is this: Jesus is who he said he is, the son of God, or he is a liar. You decide.
If he is the son of God, follow him. If he is not, then reject him. But if you reject the validity of his claim, do not call him a good man. Unless you believe liars are good.
OH FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING MY GREAT REDEEMER’S PRAISE; THE GLORIES OF MY GOD AND KING, THE TRIUMPHS OF HIS GRACE.
Posted by Dinahsoar at 1:09 AM
"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."