Almost every major religion today acknowledges the existence of Jesus Christ. Even our calendar years center up on this historical figure, with the use of A.D. & B.C.
When Jesus walked the earth, He claimed to be the very Son of God, the promised Messiah, and one with God.
Jesus Christ was either insane, a lunatic and deceiver, or He is who He claims to be.
The answer to the question, “Who is Jesus Christ?” must be revealed to you by God Himself (Matthew 16:17).
Perhaps the reason you’ve come to this page is because God want to reveal His Son, Jesus Christ to you.
God has stated that in all the world salvation is to be found in no one else but His Son (Acts 4:12).
To have a faulty view of Jesus Christ could have the most serious eternal consequences.
When a man asked one day what must he do to be saved, the apostle Paul replied, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved…” (Acts 16:31).
Believing in the Scripture does not mean just acknowledging some mental credence.
To rely upon, trust and commit ourselves to the Lord Jesus Christ we must understand who He is.
1. First of all, He is the Lord.
The word “Lord” implies Master, Ruler, the one who has the right to control your life. This word also implies deity.
2. Secondly, He is Jesus.
The word “Jesus” means “God is salvation” and implies Jesus’ saving work.
Savior implies “one who rescues another.” It is very much like a person who rescues another person from drowning, so that they might live. So, Jesus rescues people from perishing so that they might have eternal life.
3. Thirdly, He is “Christ” a “King” (Lk. 23:2).
“Christ” is a word that means the Messiah, the “anointed” to rule.
The Bible says to enter His Kingdom we must be “converted,” which means we must turn around, change our direction, change our course by coming out from under the jurisdiction, control, and possession of the kingdom of Darkness (Col. 1:13-14).
The apostle Paul describes this as turning from darkness to light, and from Satan to God so that we might receive the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 26:18). This is another way of describing “repentance.”
Repentance is not man’s self effort to clean up his life, rather repentance is to recognize one’s sin, to hate it and turn one’s back on it by fleeing to Christ.
The Scriptures teach that we are in a conflict between two kingdoms and two kings (Mt. 6:24; Col 1 :13-14).
In times past we have all followed the god of this world in the kingdom of darkness (See Eph. 2:1-5).
Jesus took all of our sin and paid the debt we owed and then gives us new life- literally, a new spirit that is clean, holy, and sinless.
Following the King (Jesus) means accepting His sacrifice for the forgiveness of your sins (Acts 5:31).
To “follow” means to come or go after; move behind and in the same direction; to come or go with; to accept the guidance or leadership of; to adhere to the cause or principles of; to be governed by; obey; comply with (Jn. 10:27-28; Rom. 10:9-10, 13).
Many people feel they can ride the fence. That is to say “I’m not serving Jesus Christ, but I’m certainly not going to serve the devil.” The Bible does not teach this.
Jesus said, “No-one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other….” (Mt. 6:24).
What Kingdom are you in? What master are you serving?
Jesus Christ or the god of this world (Satan)?
A kingdom in the Bible was the realm in which either Satan or God was in control.
Through Jesus’ sacrificial death He has become the means by which your sins may be forgiven.
If you want to turn to Him today for newness of life, simply confess with your mouth Jesus as your Lord (Master and Savior) and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead. If you truly do this, your salvation will be secure. (Rom. 10:9-10)
If you do this, you have received forgiveness of your sins and right standing before a Holy God (1 Cor. 15:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:21).
Deciding to follow Jesus Christ is the best decision you will ever make!
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