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What will you do with Jesus this Year ?

Updated on January 3, 2018

The astounding claim of Jesus to be the Son of God!

For many people in today’s modern, materialistic and sophisticated world, the reality of a spiritual world that exists in a different dimension is far removed and often rejected as being impossible. To those who believe that Jesus came from the spiritual realm into this physical one, as a gift from God, it is not impossible at all (John 3:16). The trouble is that if you reject the claims that Jesus made, then you have to believe that the Bible and the cross of Cavalry has been one of the cleverest and most amazing lies that have ever been perpetrated on mankind.

Jesus was either the Son of God as he claimed to be, or he was a delusional madman who was prepared to die for what he incorrectly believed. The amazing story, as recorded in the 4 Gospels, is based on a foundation of great manuscriptual evidence, written by witnesses who were prepared to die for what they believed. History and Archaeology support the reality of Jesus and his teachings. When Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life and no-one can come to the Father except by me” (John 14:6), he made a claim that set him apart from any other great teacher before or after him.

The people in his time saw what he did. The miracles that he performed amazed, the teachings that he taught challenged thinking and values: - some believed his claims and teachings while others rejected him. The vital question that you have to answer is: “what will you do with Jesus?” This question is so important that it needs to be carefully examined. You owe it to yourself to do so again during this time of the year when we often have more time to reflect about life in general and about our lives in particular. Read one of the Gospels this Christmas season and listen carefully if God does not have a message for you. A message of hope, joy and eternal life. Do this before you decide what to do with Jesus this year!


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      Johan Smulders 5 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Well said!Thanks

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      Jesus is a lightness and welcome to those who love Him. Why so many want to be against Him just amazes me. Why do people hate love and glory and blessings? It always makes me shake my head in wonder. Thank you, always love to read about Jesus and put in my vote every chance I get.

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      Johan Smulders 5 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Great comment. The worst enemy of pure Christianity is so called "organized religion" where as you say greed and power corrupts and the simple goal of why Christ came has been perverted and abused.Thanks for reading my article and thinking about it.

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      Paul 5 years ago

      You know what bothers me Johan?

      It is that so many charletans and liars have used the story of Jesus to their own advantage and for selfish/financial gain. That includes authorities such as the Catholic Church to morons passing Rattle snakes around an innocent congregation to demonstrate their faith and getting bitten in the process.

      Other Churches are also apparently guilty of ammending their stance depending on a host of convenient expediencies. Probably a bad example is the NG Church who are either lying now or used to lie in the recent past for political survival. Methodists, Presbytarians and others are the same.

      At the end of the day it all revolves around money. The line between collecting cash for good causes and lining the pockets of individuals has become so blurred that the credibility of the "church" is in tatters.

      When I see how easily people allow themselves to be manipulated over politics and even following sports or fashion, it makes me question the validity of everything.

      I have no doubt that Jesus existed. There is too much evidence for that not to be so. But in the big scheme of things looking at muslims and other religions and how they portray their "headboys" and leaders must make one consider the possibility that not everything is as it is portrayed 2000 years later.

      Some fortunate souls can find all the answers in the sunrise or the dawn or a pretty flower. Sadly for me I just find questions! And when someone professing to represent God messes up like the snake man my doubt meter shoots through the ceiling.

      There are just too many loopholes that I cannot patch up with faith.

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      Johan Smulders 5 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Thanks for the comment!

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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      I think a more important question is what van I do FOR Jesus.

      Very good article

      God bless you.