7 Reasons to Believe in Jesus
This year marks my tenth year as a practicing Christian (since I got baptized). I was raised in a Christian home and have carried on the faith of my parents. However, to be quite honest, I had no desire to mindlessly follow my parents’ beliefs as I got older. For most of my teenage years, I wrestled with a number of concerns regarding God, many remain unanswered for me to this day, and many of which are still puzzling to me. I’ve tried many times to comprehend the Creator with this small intellect of mine.
I used to believe that when people inquired about my religious beliefs and the foundation of my life, I should be able to articulate the reasons for my beliefs and provide an explanation for my convictions.
I used to believe that I deserved to know God and that I was intelligent enough to construct the truth about God, until I learned that what I ultimately received was nothing more than a source of irritation.
Christianity, in my opinion, is not about religion.
- Our is because history has revealed that religion, rather than fostering peace and harmony in this world, has been generating conflict and war all across the world for thousands of years.
- It should be seen as an ongoing journey to become like Jesus, to embody the characteristics of Christ.
- Dear Friends, I would like to share my testimony on “Seven Reasons to Believe in Jesus” with you.
- He is the only One who has ever come to the planet and taken the initiative to establish a connection with the inhabitants.
- God is the one who initially took the effort to reach out to the people in a loving manner.
- Because Jesus genuinely cares about people, he came to us so that we may have a personal connection with God.
- The first step in starting a discussion with someone you are seriously interested in (or falling in love with) is to get the conversation started as soon as possible.
Your initiative will demonstrate your concern and love from the inside out.
In contrast, when you take the initial step to do something kind and real for someone, you are conquering your fear, since perfect love throws out all fear.
He is the only One who has died, risen from the dead, and ascended to the throne of glory.
Are you aware that the entire globe commemorates Good Friday and Easter (which take place in March and April), as well as Ascension Day (which takes place in May) every year?
Furthermore, his death and resurrection have demonstrated his supreme power over death and life, while his ascension has demonstrated his supreme authority over both the earth and the heavens, respectively.
It marks the end of the existence of all living things on our planet.
However, as Christians, we don’t have to be scared of death since Jesus has defeated death on the cross!
Even more, he has supplied us with an eternal home in the heavenly kingdom of glory.
As long as we believe in Jesus, who has been appointed as the authority of this universe, we will be secure in eternity.
He is the only One who has humbled himself to the point of being a servant to all.
He reduced himself to nothingness by adopting the very character of a servant and being created in the likeness of a human creature.
Many hardships may be found everywhere these days, with the most of them being created by a compromised political leadership.
Because they are only concerned with their personal interests, the fractured leaderships have failed to address the demands of the people.
A fundamental aspect of Jesus’ leadership is his willingness to empty himself of self-interest and to serve others rather than oneself.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus had a clear mission: to live for the glory of God.
He pledged his life to God and completely surrendered his will to the will of the Almighty.
His earthly existence, while being relatively brief (33-36 years), has had a huge influence on people all across the world, maybe more than any other person in history who has lived for a longer period.
God is more than that; he is a’something’ that must be experienced.
To have a personal encounter with God, we must completely give our life to Him and allow Him to direct our paths.
We don’t always need to listen to what other people have to say since we aren’t here to live for the approval of others.
Devoting one’s life to God is the most effective method to live a meaningful and successful life.
That life is not meaningless gives us confidence; there is a reason to appreciate life and live it meaningfully, as a result of this realization.
He is the only One who has entrusted us with the responsibility of being a witness and telling the world about His story.
He desires that the entire world be aware of his existence since God’s desire is for all people to be rescued.
Are we going to tell them about the discovery?
If we understand that Jesus is everything that this ‘dying’ world need, we can’t keep him for our own personal redemption.
This is why I feel that evangelism is still important, and that communicating the gospel, whether orally or nonverbally, always makes logical sense.
It is an honor to serve as God’s partner in this world and to bear witness to His good news.
He is the only one who has claimed God to be the Father in the Bible.
There are no other faiths or belief systems in the world that define the relationship between God and humans as a father-son relationship in the way that the Bible does.
God is not only something that is far away, inaccessible, or transcendent; rather, God is something that is within grasp.
We don’t have to be concerned when we have a question for Him since we are aware of this reality.
Our lives have been thrown open to Him in a big way.
Jesus has loved us fully and unconditionally, just like a true father loves his son with all of his heart (he has accepted us the way we are).
Faith, hope, and love are fundamental components of Jesus’ life message, which is unmistakable and unassailable.
As many Christians are well aware, the essence of Christianity is love for God and for one’s fellow man.
Love is also a believer in all things: if you truly love someone, you will believe the positive things about them, even if they do not appear to be good or worthy enough.
This is because Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
People can easily lose their feelings of love, hope, and faithfulness, especially in situations where things are not going as well as they would have preferred them to.
Everywhere we look, we see broken promises.
There isn’t anything on which we can truly rely.
It appears to be difficult to have faith in individuals.
Jesus Christ, on the other hand, is unique. He is the only One who hasn’t changed since the beginning of time. His love and fidelity will last for all time. This is why we may place our faith, hope, and love in Him with complete confidence.
Why believe in Jesus?
QuestionAnswer There are a plethora of compelling reasons to believe in Jesus. Many of us begin our path of religion because we are in desperate need of something that Jesus can provide. We require assistance, hope, healing, or joy. Our lives are in disarray, and we’re looking for explanations and solutions. The one crucial reason to believe in Jesus, however, is to bring us into right connection with God, and this is the reason that underpins all of the other reasons. It is only through reconciliation with God that we may get relief from everything that is wrong with us and find resolution for what we require.
- What was He thinking as He died on the cross?
- Our broken connection with God must be repaired first and foremost in order for us to be saved as Christians.
- The fact that we are born into this world as sinners (Psalm 51:5) means that we are estranged from God and on a course that will ultimately lead to eternal doom.
- He desires to save us from destruction and provide us with everlasting life: “God demonstrated his great love for us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we would have eternal life through him” (John 3:16).
- He paid the complete price for our sin via his death on the cross: “He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins, but the sins of all the world” (1 John 2:2).
- When Christ resurrected from the grave, He accomplished the victory over death for us (Revelation 1:18; Hebrews 2:14; John 3:16).
- Only by repenting and placing your faith in Jesus can you be forgiven of your sins and restored to God’s favor (Acts 2:38; 17:30; Mark 1:4; Luke 13:3).
The words of Jesus in John 14:6–7 are a powerful reminder that he is “the way, the truth, and the life.” No one else can bring anybody else to the Father except through me.
Those who believe in Jesus are adopted as children of God: “But to everyone who did receive him and believed in his name were given the right to be adopted as children of God” (Romans 10:9).
When we put our faith in Jesus, we have access to God’s heavenly presence, which can comfort, protect, lead, and guide us (Ephesians 2:13–18; 3:11–12; Hebrews 4:16).
The Lord educates us and communicates with us via His Word (Psalm 119:105), and through the power of His Holy Spirit, He empowers us to live for Him and for others (Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:10–13, John 14:26).
Furthermore, this present is completely free.
It is given to us despite the fact that we are undeserving: “God saved you via his grace when you believed.” It is a gift from God, and you have no right to claim credit for it.
Faith in Jesus opens our hearts to a love unlike any other, a love that is willing to sacrifice and die for us (John 10:11; Romans 5:8).
Believing in Jesus and having a personal connection with God frees us from our old existence of guilt, shame, and sin and allows us to live in freedom (John 8:36; Romans 8:2).
As a result of our trust in Jesus Christ, we discover who we were meant to be and the real purpose of our lives: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God planned in advance that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10, ESV; see also Philippians 3:8–10).
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Why should we have faith in God or Jesus?
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How did the Universe really begin?
It’s possible that how you respond to that question will vary on who you ask. An astro-physicist may respond that the cosmos originated as a massive nuclear explosion some thousand million years ago, and that the universe is still expanding. A theologian would respond that God created the world – but he or she might be more interested with explaining why God created the world than with explaining how God created the world. The ‘why’ question is possibly the most crucial since it prompts us to consider the purpose and significance of creation in our lives.
Not all Christians have the same beliefs about the genesis of life.
Genesis declares creation to be excellent, and God is said to be delighted and pleased with his handiwork, according to the book of Genesis.
What is meant by the Trinity?
The notion of the Trinity is at the very center of Christian belief and practice. To put it simply, it asserts that God’s entire nature is’relational’ – that is, God is a loving connection between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – and that this relationship is the essence of God. This is a concept that Christian theologians continue to battle with, but it is more than simply a philosophical debate. Christian understanding of the universe and human beings is fundamentally altered as a result of this development.
It is those connections that provide meaning to our lives, and when they fail, our own lives fail as a result of their failure.
Christians believe that God’s goal for the end of time is to combine all things in heaven and on earth in his Son, Jesus Christ, and that this will occur at the end of time (Ephesians 1:9-10).
Who was Jesus?
Christians have long held that Jesus was more than just a decent guy; he was the Son of God, according to their beliefs. We believe that Jesus was sent by God and that he returned to his Father’s presence afterward. Indeed, whether or not Jesus was who he claimed to be determines whether or not Christianity may be saved. In today’s world, no credible intellectual believes that Jesus did not exist. Historians all agree that Jesus was a wonderful teacher who, 2,000 years ago, surprised people with marvels that they couldn’t quite put their finger on.
- Numerous of those disciples were themselves put to death because they refused to back down from their assertions.
- Jesus himself asserted that he was the Son of God – God manifested in human form, sent to redeem mankind.
- Lewis, our attitude to Jesus may be summarized as follows: “he was either furious, wicked, or God.” He was either under the influence of illusion or deception, or he truly believed he was God.
- After all, if we don’t accept his own statements about himself, why should we believe anything he says about anybody else?
Why did Jesus have to die?
The most straightforward explanation is that Jesus died because he was a radical thinker who upset the religious and political elites of his day, exposed their dishonesty, and sparked their envy – and as a result, was sentenced to death on a cross. That, however, is not the entire tale. It fails to acknowledge the reality that Jesus freely laid down his own life, and that no one took it away from him at that time. He gave his life so that we may live. He took on the nature of sin in order for us to be set free from it.
- (1 Peter 3:18, Revised Standard Version).
- It cost God the life of his own Son.
- They obstruct us from developing a meaningful relationship with God.
- That friendship is made possible by Jesus’ death on the cross in our place.
Why should I go to church?
The Church, according to public opinion, is out of date, obsolete, and even reactive in certain instances. The dreary lecture, the never-ending fundraising campaign, and the unkempt churchyard are all typical imagery. Indeed, churches serve as gathering places where God’s love may be felt in the warmth of the companionship and the vivacity of the worship services. People who come to our church are concerned about the society in which they live and serious in their desire to learn what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in this day and age.
- Regular attendance at church allows us to learn more about the Christian religion while also strengthening our devotion to God.
- It is far more beneficial to have the support and encouragement of others.
- There is no pressure / there is no follow-up / there is no charge.
- Alpha is a program for anybody who wants to learn more about the Christian religion, regardless of their background or views, and it is presently being offered in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the world.
- The nights begin with supper and feature a brief lecture on the Christian faith as well as an opportunity to ask questions about the presentation.
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Why I Believe Jesus Christ Is God
The 27th of December, 2019. Article to be saved
What would you say if you had just one chance to explain to someone why you think Jesus Christ is the Son of God? What methods would you use to try to persuade them? One of the most difficult moments of my life occurred once upon a time. As a guest preacher in Moscow, Russia, I was granted the opportunity to deliver my sermon in a magnificent music venue known as the Red Army Theater, which was designed to glorify Communist dictatorship. In one theater, huge pictures of Lenin and Stalin hung on the walls.
God had granted me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to explain to them why I think Jesus is the Son of God.
In prayer, I asked the Lord, “Lord, what would You have me say?” “Adrian, tell them about Jesus—why you believe in Jesus Christ,” the Holy Spirit instructed.
Jesus then asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to depart?” he said.
“In addition, we have come to accept and recognize that You are Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.” For the same reason that Simon Peter is certain that Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” I want to explain why I am convinced that Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” It was my intention to provide the men and women in Moscow four reasons, which you will find in this chapter, to strengthen your faith and help you share it with others.
- I want to explain to you, just as I did to them, why I am convinced that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
- To atheism or not to atheism?
- Man is born with a religious compulsion.
- God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, can satisfy the deepest yearning of the human heart, provide a response to man’s guilt, give meaning to life and death, take the sting out of sin, remove the gloom from the tomb, remove the anguish of parting, and create hope that is firm and certain.
- The reason why we believe in Him, commit our life to Him, serve Him, and are even prepared to die for Him is a mystery.
Jesus Christ is a historical figure who has made his mark on the world. Regardless of what people believe about Jesus Christ, all secular historians who have any credibility acknowledge that He walked the world. H. G. Wells’s Outline of History included a list of the 10 greatest persons in human history. The first was Jesus Christ, who was ranked first. Despite the fact that he is not a believer, historian Sir J. G. Frazer stated: “My hypothesis presupposes the historical actuality of Jesus of Nazareth as the great religious and moral teacher who established Christianity and was executed at Jerusalem under the rule of Pontius Pilot.” Tacitus and Younger Pliny’s adverse testimony, in addition to the testimony of the Gospels, appears to be more than adequate to establish these truths in the minds of unprejudiced inquirers.
It is impossible to understand the church of Jesus Christ without first understanding the history of Jesus, who lived, died, and rose again.
“.by the resurrection from the dead, he was acknowledged to be the Son of God, endowed with authority in accordance with the Spirit of holiness” (Romans 1:4).
” He also demonstrated Himself alive after His agony via a slew of flawless evidences” (Acts 1:3). There is more evidence that Jesus Christ resurrected from the grave than there is that Julius Caesar lived and reigned. That is an established historical truth.
The Bible, a book that has stood the test of time, affirms that Jesus is the one and only Son of God in all of his perfection.
- God’s Son was born in a miraculous way, as the virgin-born Son of God
- He led a sinless and miraculous life after that. He never sought for guidance, despite the fact that He walked among the scribes
- He never apologized for anything He did or rationalized His conduct, despite the fact that He was frequently misunderstood
- He never requested forgiveness because He never needed it, and He never acknowledged wrongdoing even once. Every aspect of His life was perfectly balanced in perfect sinless symmetry
- He died a sacrificial death
- He rose from the dead, becoming the “first fruits” of those resurrected foreternity
We know the Bible is real because it tells the account of His wonderful life. But how do we know the Bible is true?
Five Proofs that the Bible is the Inspired Word of God:
- Prophesy that has been fulfilled: One-fourth of the Bible is prophecy that has been fulfilled. Approximately 500 of the 1,000 predictions contained in the Bible have already been fulfilled down to the tiniest detail
- Unification via miracle: Even though it has been written over 1,500 years by at least 40 distinct authors in three different languages, on a wide range of themes in 66 volumes, it is still one book with a single message that is entirely cohesive
- Survival and divine protection: It has endured for thousands of years, even when governments have prohibited or destroyed it. Accuracy in scientific and historical research: For example, the more archaeology uncovers, the more evidence there is that the Bible is correct. Efficacy:Jesus declared, “The words that I tell to you are spirit, and they are life. ” (John 6:63). A countless number of lives have been transformed by the Word of God, who has empowered saints, sustained martyrs, comforted the dying, inspired global missions, prompted the construction of schools and hospitals across the world, and led countless millions into a personal relationship with God. The fundamental focus of this work is the person of Jesus Christ. Acts 10:43 states that “all the prophets bear witness to Him that, by the name of Jesus, whomever trusts in Him will obtain remission of sins.”
“Do you want me to accept Jesus is God just because you claim He was a historical figure?” some people ask rhetorically. Perhaps you believe He lived because the Bible claims He did, and you have proof to support the Bible’s inspiration? “It’s not good enough.” I agree with you. You must have the assistance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can tell you all you need to know about Jesus Christ. The human intellect, on its own, is incapable of comprehending God’s most profound truths. The Holy Spirit will bear witness in your heart that Jesus is, in fact, the Son of God.
- they are the ones who bear witness about Me,” Jesus stated (John 5:39).
- Because there are three people who bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit.
- He who believes in the Son of God bears evidence to this fact within himself.
- The Holy Spirit can tell you all you need to know about Jesus Christ.
- “If you desire to believe, I will assist you in understanding and knowing that these things are real,” God says.
When Peter stated, “Also, we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God” (John 6:69), he was saying, “I personally know that You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Peter was saying, “I personally know that You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” I can attest to this. “I have no doubt.” Don’t utter anything like “I can’t believe that.” You may choose not to believe, but if you truly desire to know the truth, God the Holy Spirit will confirm to you that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, regardless of your refusal to believe.
- You could fight with me for the rest of your life and never persuade me to reject Jesus Christ.
- I’m familiar with it.
- Do you have any idea who He is, precious friend?
- He is the only one who can provide the solution to your sin and the yearning of your heart.
- There is no one else who can provide you with a tranquility that surpasses all comprehension.
- There was no one else who came out of the grave.
- You can be certain that He is the Son of God because you can know and see Him.
Put your faith in Him and you will be rescued today.
I’m looking for You.
I believe that You are the Son of God, Jesus.
Now that I have come to understand that God resurrected You from the grave, I am repentant of my wrongdoing.
I accept You as my Lord and Savior on the basis of faith, as if I were a small child.
Please help me not to feel embarrassed by You.
“I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.” What exactly is truth? Are you willing to devote 7 minutes a day for the next 7 days to investigating that question? If so, please let me know. Participate in the challenge that is based on the content of this communication.
What Does It Mean to Believe in Jesus Christ?
There are millions of individuals who declare a belief in Jesus Christ, but is their faith consistent with the scriptural account of what it means to believe in Jesus? Is it possible that your trust in Christ is a counterfeit imitation of the genuine article? Or, on the other hand, do you believe that trust in Jesus Christ is a meaningless, emotional platitude that has no real significance? Do you believe that belief in Christ is the domain of religious fanatics who are out of touch with the practical needs, issues, and realities of everyday life?
In response to those who did not believe, the genuine Jesus of Nazareth sounded a warning: “You are from below; I am from above.” You are a creature of this world; I am not a creature of this world.
Certainly, the issue of trust in Jesus Christ is not a trivial one that should be left to the religiously emotional.
It is instantly apparent that the subject of what it genuinely means to believe in the true Jesus Christ of the Bible is an important one to consider.
The foundation: His existence, identity and nature
Faith in Christ entails believing the following:
- That He is God and divine, the same sort of existence as the Father, yet he is willingly subservient to the Father’s rule
- That He lived eternally with the Father, without origin or end
- That He is the Son of God
- And that He is the Son of God. That He walked this earth as a man—that Christ was a real, historical figure
- That He continues to exist at the right hand of the Father
- And that the goal of true Christians is to grow into His likeness (And He Himself appointed some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edification of the body of Christ, til the day of Christ comes).
It is on the foundation of faith in Christ that one may place one’s trust in the credibility of the Gospel stories as a source of historical truth. Take the time to investigate and verify the sources and veracity of the reports you’ve heard or read. You will also discover that there is a plethora of sources outside of the Bible that prove without a reasonable question that these writings were written by actual apostles about a real Jesus of Nazareth, and that these sources are reliable. (For further information, see the articles in the section under “Is the Bible True?
Faith in Christ means believing Him
Jesus of Nazareth sent a word from God, which is referred to as thegospel, which literally translates as “good news.” Several passages in the gospels suggest that Christ will come to earth in the form of a king, and like any other monarch, He will rule over a kingdom that includes people, territory, and rules that He wants His subjects to follow. Additionally, his communication carried a deadly warning as well as some good news. Jesus of Nazareth sent a word from God, which is referred to as the gospel, which literally translates as “good news.” Several passages in the gospels suggest that Christ will come to earth in the form of a king, and like any other monarch, He will rule over a kingdom that includes people, territory, and rules that He wants His subjects to follow.
- The warning is that we must repent, or else we will be annihilated as a result of our transgressions against God.
- The good news is that there is a way out of this situation.
- Trusting in Christ entails accepting this message, with its warnings and good news, and also believing the premises upon which the warnings and good news are premised.
- Faith in Christ also entails accepting His message of His contribution to our salvation.
- It is for this reason that His given name is Jesus, which means “Savior.” He is carrying out this function in three distinct phases: the past, the present, and the future.
- He became a sacrifice, dying in our place so that we may be absolved of our crimes in the past.
His gift of the Holy Spirit now gives us the ability to put a halt to lawbreaking, as well as access to and intercession before God, and this is what we call the power of the gospel. 3. He has promised to make us into eternal spiritchildren of God when He returns in His second coming.
Faith in Christ means accepting His terms for salvation
The acceptance of the terms and circumstances by which we can be beneficiaries of God’s favor and of Christ’s redemptive work is the essence of faith in Him (the above three phases). Its terms and conditions are as follows:1. We must repent and refrain from breaching the law, because breaking the law is accountable for the sentence of everlasting death that hangs over our heads if we continue to break the law. We must demonstrate the kind of faith in Christ that has been portrayed throughout this text.
We must bow to the will of the Father and the will of Christ.
We must be baptized in order to express the repentance and trust mentioned above.
Faith in Christ means trusting Him
If you have faith in someone’s words and actions, you may be confident in their reliability even when faced with adversity. Jesus Christ is so dependable that we may place our trust in His promises and in His love for us with complete confidence. This can assist us in dealing with all of the threats and risks that we encounter. The stakes are extremely high, but God’s faithfulness remains unwavering throughout. That we have faith in ourselves can assist us avoid being influenced negatively by Satan the devil, the evil world, and our own human carnality.
- Faith in Christ entails placing your confidence in Him to see you through to a victorious conclusion in the face of all the unfavorable circumstances.
- As a result, trust in Jesus the Christ is not about fancy sentimentalism reserved for a religious mentality that is out of touch with everyday life.
- The opposite is true: it is all about sensible collaboration with a creature who is truly concerned about your everlasting life and who is willing to save you from a collision course with certain annihilation in the future.
- (“Let your heart be at ease; you believe in God; believe likewise in Me.”) New King James Version (NKJV)The Holy Bible, New King James Version 1982 by Thomas Nelson”>John 14:1).
- Find out more about religion in our articles ” What Is Faith?” and ” What Is Belief?” “How to Grow in Faith” and “God’s Promises: Rock-Solid Hope and Assurance” are two of the topics covered.
A member of the Church of God Worldwide Association, Tyrone Yarde lives in Barbados with his family. Read on for more information.
3 Reasons to Believe in Jesus Christ
Do you understand why you hold the beliefs that you do? We don’t often stop to consider the WHY behind our religious beliefs (or lack thereof). . how can we communicate our religion with others if we don’t understand WHY we believe what we believe? Here are the three main reasons why I believe in Jesus, which I have firmly established. Since becoming a born-again Christian 16 years ago, I’ve struggled to articulate why I believe in Jesus. For the majority of that time, I couldn’t give a satisfactory answer.
), and when you combine that with the fact that I don’t really have a firm grasp on my own views, I’m not much use as a testimony for others.
Whenever someone asks me, “Why should we believe in Jesus?,” I want to be able to respond confidently and with conviction.
What God provided me with were not just two, but THREE compelling reasons to place my faith in Jesus Christ!
It is my goal that by sharing them with you, you may be encouraged and motivated in your own faith and testimony. And, if you aren’t yet a believer in Jesus, I hope that my reasons for believing in Jesus can assist you on your journey.
1) I first WANTED to believe in Jesus, because I was afraid of going to hell.
I realize it was selfish, but it served as an excellent motivator! After spending my formative years in a Christian environment, I understood that if Christianity were genuine, I would do whatever it took to ensure that I ended up in paradise rather than hell. As a result, it became extremely essential to me to seek answers, to grasp what made Christianity superior to any other “religion,” and to come to a choice about what I should believe. Fortunately, I was surrounded by a large number of “Jesus freaks” among my students and instructors, and it was only through their testimony and my own studies that I was able to come to a decision.
The first thing I noticed about them was how sincere they were, how kind-hearted they were, and how they spoke about Jesus as if He were their best friend.
And I was very interested in what they had.
Several of my classmates had taken a “World Religions” course as part of their studies, and they explained that Christianity is the only’religion’ in which God loves us so much that He willingly gave His only Son (Jesus) as a living sacrifice to atone for our sins, and that this is the only religion in which God loves us so much that He willingly gave His only Son (Jesus) as a living sacrifice to atone for our sins.
- All other religions teach that we must earn our entrance into paradise by our own good deeds and good works.
- What type of God would do such a thing?
- It was before you even realized you needed forgiveness that He sent Jesus to pay the payment for your sins.
- (If you’re interested in learning more about Jesus Christ, His life on earth, and the evidence surrounding His death and resurrection, I highly recommend reading The Case for Christ by Richard Dawkins.
2) I CHOSE to believe—to repent of my sins and accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior—because I realized that I am a sinner.
This was something I had to come to grips with for a long time, you guys! Most of my life up until that point, I considered myself to be the “good girl”—the one who was usually well-behaved, had high grades, and generally went about her business in the “correct” direction. Despite this, the Bible teaches that each of us has sinned in some manner or another. The same activities that we consider to be “righteous” are “filthy rags” (since they are polluted by our own selfish wants, such as working at a soup kitchen because it makes US feel better rather than out of sympathy for the impoverished)!
- When we show off our good actions, they are nothing more than dirty rags in comparison.
- Isaiah 64:6 (KJV) (NLT) Because everyone has sinned, and we all fall short of God’s magnificent ideal, we are all condemned.
- He accomplished this via the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who liberated us from the punishment for our sins.
- Just think about how many times I’ve made a selfish decision, failed to love God with all my heart, and failed to love my neighbor as myself!
And the realization of my own failings only serves to increase my gratitude for God’s unending mercy and love. In a word, I believe in Jesus because I recognize how much I require Him!
3) I CONTINUE to believe in Jesus, because I’ve seen God!
Honestly, this was something that I had a hard time accepting! My whole life up until that point, I considered myself to be “the nice girl,” the one who was usually well-behaved, achieved high academic achievement and generally did a lot of things “right.” Although the Bible teaches that every person has sinned in some fashion, it does not say that we all have. Even our “righteous” deeds are “filthy rags” (tainted by our own selfish goals, such as helping at a soup kitchen because it makes US feel better rather than because it is out of concern for the less fortunate)!
- It seems as though we are displaying dirty clothes when we exhibit our good actions When we wither and fall, we are swept away by the wind, just as the autumn leaves are.
- God, on the other hand, in his mercy, freely restores us to right standing with him.
- Verse 23 and 24 of Romans 3 (NLT) The numerous areas where I fall short are now crystal evident to me.
- And the realization of my own failings only serves to increase my gratitude for God’s unending mercy and grace on my behalf.
How to Be Saved According to the Bible
Is Jesus your personal Lord and Savior, or do you believe in him as a merely a religious figure? If you do not already know Him, I invite you to do so. His worth is incomparably great. For those who are intrigued by my personal reasons for believing in Christ, you may be wondering: “How can I come to believe in Jesus for myself?” And in response to that, I recommend that you simply give Him a chance. Allow Jesus to be given the benefit of doubt! Inquire of Him to assist you in believing. Keep an open heart and mind, and wait to see what He will accomplish in and through your life.
Because it is only by faith in your heart that you are reconciled to God, and it is only through publicly professing your faith that you are saved.
I pray that God may reveal Himself to you in such a manner that you will come to see that He is unquestionable—and that He is all you require.
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What Do Americans Believe About Jesus? 5 Popular Beliefs
Throughout the religious landscape of the United States, Jesus Christ continues to be a key figure and a perennial person of interest, particularly in the days leading up to Easter. And the year 2015 is no different. To a record-breaking audience of 3.7 million people on Sunday, March 29, the National Geographic Channel launched their version of Bill O’Reilly’s bookKilling Jesus. It was the channel’s most watched premiere in its history. The Finding Jesus miniseries on CNN has likewise maintained a high level of popularity.
- What, on the other hand, do Americans believe about Jesus?
- According to current Barna Group study, the following are five prevalent American conceptions of Jesus: 1.
- A cameo appearance by Jesus Christ has appeared in hundreds of pop culture productions, ranging from The Da Vinci Code toSouth Park.
- More than nine out of ten Americans believe that Jesus Christ was a genuine person who lived on the earth (92 percent ).
- While the historicity of Jesus is not in dispute for most Americans, people are becoming increasingly skeptical about Jesus’ divinity.
- One in every six people still does not believe that Jesus was divine, according to the poll (18 percent ).
Approximately one-third of young individuals (35 percent) believe that Jesus was only a religious or spiritual leader, with the remaining 17 percent unsure of his identity.
Americans are divided on whether Jesus committed sins during his earthly existence, which may be a reflection of their skepticism regarding Jesus’ divinity.
Only slightly more than half of those polled reject, either strongly or moderately, that Jesus committed sins while on earth (46 percent), with the remaining 2 percent unsure.
Sixty-six percent of Millennials consider this to be true.
America, as a whole, continues to be devoted to Jesus Christ.
Despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans claim to have made such a commitment, some groups are much more likely than others to have done so.
White Americans are the ethnic group most likely to have made a personal commitment to Jesus: Only six out of ten white Americans (60 percent) report having done so, compared to eight out of ten black Americans (80 percent) and almost two-thirds of all non-white Americans (60 percent) (65 percent ).
- A last point to mention is that Millennials are far less likely than any other generation to have made a personal commitment to Jesus that is still relevant in their lives today.
- Adults who have made a personal commitment to Jesus think that Jesus is the only way to get to heaven, according to the majority of those who have done so.
- Only 2 percent of those who have made a personal commitment to Jesus say they do not believe they will go to paradise when they die.
- In general, nearly two out of every five Americans have acknowledged their wickedness and declared trust in Christ (a group known as “born again Christians,” according to Barna Research).
- Only 56 percent of Millennials who have made a personal commitment to Jesus think they will go to paradise as a result of confessing their sins and accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior, according to a recent survey.
- Many adults, on the other hand, feel that they will be admitted to paradise as a consequence of their good deeds.
- Most of those who fall into this group think that they will get to paradise because they have attempted to observe the Ten Commandments (5 percent), because they are fundamentally decent people (8 percent), or because God loves all people and would not allow them to perish (7 percent ).
- For example, Jesus already has a captive audience.
- While this is an outstanding amount, it raises the question of how well this commitment is communicated.
“These tendons include institutional, cultural, and family tendons.” The question of whether Millennials will become more serious about church and faith as they grow older has been debated extensively, but the reality is that younger Americans are not as attached to Christ as older generations are.
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The first online research was performed between September 2 and September 10, 2014, among a nationally representative sample of 1,036 individuals in the United States.
The first phone research was performed between August 25 and September 10, 2014, among a nationally representative sample of 1,001 persons in the United States.
From February 3 to February 11, 2015, a second online research was performed among 1,000 persons in the United States who were selected from a nationally representative sample.
During the period of January 8 to January 20, 2015, the second phone research was performed among a nationally representative sample of 1,010 persons in the United States.
Millennials are defined as those born between 1984 and 2002; Gen-Xers as those born between 1965 and 1983; Boomers as those born between 1946 and 1964; and Elders as those born in 1945 or before.
It is a non-volunteer access panel that operates on the basis of chance.
When sampled non-Internet homes are recruited, they are given with a netbook computer as well as free Internet access in order to participate as online panel participants.
Barna Group’s Background Barna Group (which includes its research division, Barna Research Group) is a private, non-partisan, for-profit organization that operates under the umbrella of the Issachar Companies.
For more than three decades, Barna Group has conducted and analyzed primary research to better understand cultural patterns linked to values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.
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