The world as we know it, with over seven billion people, lives their lives as it comes to them. Every day, choices are made on life's unfolding events. So when we get introduced to someone new, we ask ourselves: do I have time to make this connection and does it really matter? Do I have the time to invest in this new relationship?
As we evaluate these questions, we discover that many of our friends within our circle came to us in our busiest times or in times of crisis, and in the end, the time that was taken to make this new connection was well worth the effort.
This brings us to the purpose of this discussion, to introduce to you the person of Jesus Christ and answer the question of: who is he? Some of us may know this name and others may not; so just who is Jesus Christ? From the beginning of time mankind has sought out a personal god to believe in and this belief has taken on many forms. For some it was self; for others it was nature, and many times it was the rulers we found in charge over us. This was evident by the religious idols people kept in their homes or uncovered in archeological digs. So when I say that Jesus is the Son of God, your reaction may be: who says? Well, the truth of the matter is, God's word the Bible makes that claim.
The Bible states in Isaiah 9:6: "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace." This prophecy was pronounced about 700 years before Jesus Christ came into the world in the form of a man. History was recorded in the fulfillment of this prophecy as found in the Gospel of Luke 1:30-35:
"And the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God."And behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and His kingdom will have no end." (NASB)
So it is; Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to save us from our sinful nature. How does that work. Jesus states it this way in John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." My question to you is: are you interested to know more? If so, I invite you to read the "Gospel of John" in the Bible or visit http://faithwritersjesuspage.weebly.com/
Reid Ashbaucher was born in the United States, and holds a B.A. degree in Comprehensive Bible an M.A. degree in Christian Theology, and is the author of "Made in the Image of God". Permission to reprint article is granted. http://booksite.rcetc.com