Become a Christian
Who is Jesus?
The coming of Jesus Christ was foretold in the book of Isaiah many times. Many prophecies about his birth, life and death were fulfilled when he came.
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The Immanuel Prophecy: Isaiah 7
10 Moreover the Lord spoke again to Ahaz, saying, 11 “Ask a sign for yourself from the Lordyour God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above.”
12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the Lord!”
13 Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. 15 Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings. 17 The Lord will bring the king of Assyria upon you and your people and your father’s house—days that have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah.”
A Child Has Been Born
Isaiah 9: 6
6 A child has been born for us.
We have been given a son
who will be our ruler.
His names will be
and Mighty God,
and Prince of Peace.
Christ’s Birth Announced to Mary: Luke 1
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”
38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
The Great Mystery: 1 Timothy 3
14 These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; 15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifested in the flesh,
Justified in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Preached among the Gentiles,
Believed on in the world,
Received up in glory.
Peter's First Sermon: Acts 2
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
The Jesus Film
Faith and Christianity
Christianity is all about faith. Faith in God reaches to the core of your being! God wants to know you better. I challenge you to take the most exciting journey of your life! Have faith! Go for it!
Many people view Christians today as crack pots or illiterate one dimensional thinkers who are gullible and eager for a quick fix. The truth is a little deeper. It is true that to become a Christian requires a leap of faith. That is why the first Christians were called believers! What is so strange about requiring faith? People accept many things they are told today on faith with no verification of the facts at all. Unfortunately, it is only in the Christian world that one must be able to present the facts before some people will even listen.
In today's world God is one among many options that do not include consequences if you choose not to believe. God has become a mythical being that was created somewhere back in time to comfort the poor ignorant people whose lives were so bleak and pitiful they needed something to offer hope to get them through the day. Taking something on faith alone is not something done only by Christians. People who believe that this American Congress have any solutions for the current financial crisis are definitely people of great faith! There is no evidence whatsoever that our current Senate and Congress have any solutions to our problems, but some on the left take it on faith and fervently push this agenda!
My point is that faith is part of our lives. Faith runs through every action we take. You exhibit faith every time you turn on your light switch. Turning on a light switch means that you have faith that power grids are functioning normally, maintenance has been kept up, your bill was paid on time, and posted appropriately, etc. The list goes on and on. Faith is a part of life so it is not extraordinary that God expects us to accept him on faith.
God is not an option on your to do list! The great contract between God and the human race guarantees you the right of choice. However, most people quickly blind themselves to the rest of the story. You may choose to reject God, but there will be consequences. Hell is real and not something to dismiss lightly. Once you get past the fact that Hell is real you have the opportunity to come to God and learn what he is really all about. So many people waste their time in the basic discussion about the reality of God that they never get to the good part!
There are reasons why people come to God other than the fear of hell! There is a relationship with God that is so intimate and exciting that words can barely begin to explain it. But...you who want to stand back and argue about the existence of God will never know such a relationship!
Our world is going through rocky times and if you are looking for something so wonderful that you will marvel that you did not understand before, this is it! God loves you and wants to get to know you better. I challenge you to take the leap of faith that will change your life! Go for it!
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