by Carl Marshall
8/30/2010 / Christian Living
I believe Christ Jesus is hated by many because of his claim that he is the Son of God. Since his visit, life continues to be the same, yet Christians place him above all and every thing. I believe this love that we, Christians have for Jesus has caused many to grudge, and compete with him. This competition is the work of the evil one. The competition that is put together by the evil one will bring together an audience that witnesses the miracles that are performed by one who does not believe in Jesus. Realizing that casting out demons is not done by belief it is done in the name of Jesus, I usually pray for the audience that they seek the truth before believing, because Jesus told us not to live by miracles; we should only live by the Word of God (Matthew 4:4). These miracles aim to prove that Jesus is not the Christ. My question for them is what is their standard for a Messiah? The difference between faithful Christians and unbelievers of Christ is a promise, and that promise is life after death.
What promise do unfaithful Christians live by? That God will return the children of Israel to the promise land. They are already in their land, fighting war, after war, after war. They certainly do not live in eternity. On the other hand faithful Christians know that this life is temporary; the only reason we plug away at this life is that we may experience life after we die. Whom has promise us such a life? Jesus of Nazareth is the only one who has promised us eternal life, and only he knows what happens after death. He died and was raised by God, his Father to prove his promise to us is real. My desire is to live eternal. Only the Son of God may grant me such a life because only he has been raised from the dead, and was sanctified by God, his Father. What comes after death is not known by anyone except he whose body has been sanctified therefore, Christ Jesus will always be my master and friend.
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