ONLY TWO CHOICES:
JESUS: LUNATIC OR GOD
Yes, Jesus is and was the purest and noblest character known in history. Please don’t come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being only a great moral teacher. He did not leave any other option: either His claim to be God is true or false. If He was a liar or a lunatic then he was also a hypocrite because he told others to be honest, whatever the cost.
There are only two choices: you can erroneously shut Him up as a fool and a liar or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. The discrepancy between the depth and sanity of His moral teaching and these rampant megalomania claims (unless He is indeed God) has never been satisfactorily explained.
A simple record of three short years of His active life has done more to regenerate and soften mankind than all the philosophers and all the moralists.
He always returned the wisest answers to tempting questions and He deliberately predicted His death on the cross and His resurrection on the third day – even the destruction of Jerusalem (70 AD)
The Old Testament contains 108 distinct prophecies that foretell the coming of one called “Messiah”, the Anointed One, and provides details about how and when He would arrive—even His birth in Bethlehem. The odds of just eight of these prophecies being accidentally fulfilled would be phenomenal. The New Testament proclaims that Jesus is the Messiah.
Does anyone else appear in history like Jesus? Only Jesus fulfilled the characteristics of the Messiah as described in the Old Testament. If Jesus is not the Messiah then no one will ever be and the bible is wrong. Yet, the New Testament documents are historically correct: they were written too early for legend to have polluted the accounts.
This is probably the most amazing miracle of the entire Bible — the eternal Son of God, himself fully God, became fully man and in doing so joined himself to a human nature forever. Jesus, a man unlike anyone else the world will ever see again, by eternally bringing together both the infinite and the finite, changed the course of history forever.
Jesus is the only one who says, “I am God. I am holy. I am the only way to a truthful life.” No one, not Mohammad, not Buddha say this. Not anyone other than Jesus says that they faced the devil face to face and won.
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
God is writing your love story: let Him read it to you. Believe what God says about you: Beautiful, Loved, Redeemed, Forgiven, Righteous, Victorious and Purposed.
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