Friday, July 31, 2015

Why Jesus? Reasons 1-5

The biggest question the world must answer is why we must deal with Jesus Christ. As C.S. Lewis so famously said, 
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”[1]
With a series of Scripture-cards, I am giving many reasons for, "Why Jesus?" He is the most important person to ever come into our world. By sharing these reasons, I hope to encourage those who already know why Jesus came, and to awaken many others to the wonders of Jesus Christ. 

As the image of the invisible God, Jesus represents all the interests of the Father. Because we all will deal with God, we all will deal with God's image.

Since Jesus is the very radiance of God's glory, and all will be measured by the glory of God, we will all be judged by how we respond to God's radiance, Jesus Christ.

Although so many like to think we came from nothing, we will all stand before Jesus Christ who is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Our lives answer to him.

Jesus' relationship to the Father as his image, his radiance, and his Word, means that God has made himself known through his Son. All people will answer to how they have known the Son.

"Alpha and Omega" are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. They signify that Jesus Christ is Lord over the beginning and the end, and everything in between.

© 2015 Monte Vigh ~ Box 517, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8 ~
All Scripture cards © 2015 Monte Vigh

Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the English Standard Version (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.)

[1] C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity © 1952, C.S. Lewis, Pte Ltd. Copyright renewed © 1980, C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. 

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