- Religion and Philosophy
What will you do with Jesus this Christmas ?
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!