Wednesday, August 13, 2008

If everyone speaks, no one can be heard!

A friend of mine recently emailed me a link to a Jesus website. I
went to check it out, not knowing what I would find. These days
everyone and anyone can express themselves and publish their views on
the web. But this doesn't mean everyone should. Every religious view
under the sun can be found online. While I don't like any of the non-
Christian ones, my biggest issue are the websites that get it wrong
about Jesus and about the Bible.

This website was some kind of essay on Jesus and, I suppose, finding
the 'historic' Jesus. While things sounded ok at the beginning, it
smelled fishy immediately. It turns out the author acknowledges the
historicity of Jesus (the fact that he really existed) and seems to
place great importance in him, all while denying the very things
about Jesus that make him important.
So you get the quest of modern man for a 'historic' Jesus. It's a
quest where man decides which parts of the gospel accounts are true
and which are not. Modern man decides against 2000 years of history
what is the true Jesus of Palistine. Perhaps what surprises me most
is that once they've destroyed the true Jesus, they still cling to
him, even though he's got no saving powers left. Strange...

This website denied Jesus' resurrection, thereby rejecting his
divinity (since "he was declared to be the Son of God with power by
his resurrection from the dead" Romains 1:4). In rejecting his
resurrection they also destroy any means by which man can be saved of
the evil and rebellion of his heart, for the apostle Paul says
himself: "If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be
pitied more than all men." (1 Corinthians 15:19)

We must be clear on what it is about Jesus that saves us so that we
can fall in love with the true Jesus and throw out all false doctrine
that only leads to despair!

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