Why is it that when it comes to the name of Jesus Christ the world rejects Him and as a result there are hundreds of religions, cults and false teachers that have their own God? If the name Jesus Christ is used it is usually said in a bad vain.
There are millions of atheists in the world that do not believe there is a God. If educated people have read the Quran, Talmud and so on they do not even come close to the Bible because God wrote this book which is known as His Word. I feel in previous articles I did a pretty good job in proving that only God could have written the Bible.
Although the Bible talks about judgment, when you read about the Person of Jesus Christ and His love there is no other Book that can even come close to this wonderful news for people in their life and destiny. His righteous mercy, compassion and salvation for sinners like us still has me perplexed but I know it is true.
So again I ask the question, why do so many reject Jesus as their Savior and Lord? God gave man a will to choose and He will never force us to do anything that we do not want to do unless God throws a trial in our life and applies the pressure if you know what I mean. If that is the case our choices become more limited.
Jesus has His ways and He knows exactly how to make us wobble through life. If God chooses to give us a thorn in our flesh our choices will be more constricted. Suffering is a gift from God that nobody wants but He knows exactly what tool to use and how to apply it in our lives. I know because I have one in my own life. It has been over ten years and God has never removed a constant thorn from my flesh.
Since we were born in sin people tend to do things their way. If we really stop and think about this it is pretty foolish to reject the Creator who is perfect and knows what is best for us. “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19.
In 1 John 2:16 the Bible says, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” This verse sums up all of the sins in the world and most people choose this way.
Matthew 26:41 says, ”Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” This is not easy. I struggle with this everyday of my life.
It is a natural tendency for people that when things are going good to forget about God. There is no need to go to Him. The rich even struggle more because they have everything yet have nothing if Jesus Christ is not in their life.
The pride of man gets puffed up and often times feel they have a hall pass to do anything they want without any regard for God. This goes back to the garden of Eden when the serpent said, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5.
When Jesus was here on earth He performed many miracles, healed the sick, raised the dead, casts out demons and much more. He plainly stated that He came to save sinners. Well then one must conclude that Jesus Christ is the "Way" To true salvation.
Jesus knew men and saw their hearts were hardened. Our Lord Jesus loves us all and it is His desire that all come to Him for salvation. People need to repent of their sins and truly come to accept Jesus Christ into their hearts as their very own Savior and Lord.
Jesus is real and has manifested Himself in the lives of many
Christian people when we put our faith in Him. Don't you just
enjoy some of the testimonies you hear from various walks of
life? I just said we need to put our faith in Him but after that He
does all the work as we walk in obedience with Him.
He will help us and meet our needs and desires as they come
up in the course of life. Is there any other God that applies this
on our journey down here while we are still on earth?
All of the religions of this world pray to a god who does not
exist or idols that are made of stone, wood, metal or whatever
else is out there regarding the elements but in all due respect
these gods (Notice I used a small "g") are dead and have no life
I like our main verse for this article. "Jesus saith unto him, I am
the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,
but by Me." John 14:6. People want to do their own thing. People
don't like being told what to do even if it is for their own good,
soul or eternity. They rather live in their sins and die in them as
opposed to following Jesus Christ. There will be regret along
with other sufferings because we can not live in our sins and
expect to end up on the other side and not die in our sins.
We have a choice. We should never underestimate the power
of our own will. I can't call this a "Free" will because everything
has a price tag but we need to pray to God for strength to make
the right choices for life and the kingdom of God.
We need to pray that the Holy Spirit moves within us because
we will take the easy way out. That way has nothing to do with
the kingdom of God. Our prayer will be answered by God and
He will move in our hearts and life. May the blessings, comfort
and joy of the Holy Spirit be with you.