Why Jesus?

Why Jesus?... If the question were asked to ten different people then ten different answers would probably be given. The reason!?... some have put their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and some have not; and the answers can only become clear once faith in Him begins.  But why do the answers matter?


"Why Jesus?" is a deep and profound question that has bountiful answers waiting to be discovered by those who care to.  This article was written for those that haven’t cared about those answers in the past but might be searching for reasons why they should now.  We pray you'll be blessed and encouraged to consider Jesus after reading this article and discover for yourself all He offers…


Have you ever heard of Jesus?  If so, what have you heard?  Besides what you may or may not have heard - have you ever investigated the claims of Jesus in the Bible for yourself? There are many reasons why someone should investigate the claims of Jesus.  For some, the reason may simply be to discover who He is?, what He said?, or what difference He makes in our world?  But let's consider just one reason at this time...LOVE.


"Love" can stir all kinds of emotions (good and bad) in people depending on life experiences.  Think about it - have you ever been hurt by "love"?, Ever had your heart broken?, Ever broke someone else's heart? - If you answered "yes" you're not alone; most people can.  The problem with human love is sin.  Sin invades, penetrates, decays, affects, and even kills human life everyday whether we are aware of it or not, and because of it, human love is tainted by it.


Did you know the Bible says "Love never fails" (ref: 1 Corinthians 13:8)?  So let’s consider this! - If the Bible is supposed to be “The Word of God”, and “True”, then why does love fail us so often? - Is the Bible wrong?  Of course not!  But consider this, love never fails when it is a Perfect kind of love, and since mankind is affected by sin, and our human love is tainted by it, it causes us to fail one another.  So it is sin that fails us, not God’s Word!  - And sin can fail us in every area of our lives; even unto death (Romans 6:23).  


But there is good news!!  Jesus Christ is that Perfect Love that will NEVER fail us and He desires everyone (including you) to come to Him and receive it [receive Him] for themselves.  But what is meant by, "Jesus is that Perfect Love"?  If you’ve never read or even picked up a Bible before its okay; please continue reading and bear with me as I try to explain. 


Let me start by pointing out a couple things: First, the Bible tells us that God is love (1 John 4:16) (emphasis added).  Second, Jesus claimed He and God were “One” (John 10:30).  Okay stay with me…. So again, if the Bible is “True” - how can anyone begin to understand what love is without knowing Jesus?  Do you want to know real love? – Then I'd encourage you to start with learning more about Jesus.


In addition, the Bible tells us that love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres and never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).  Does your love match the biblical definitions just described?  Have you ever been impatient?  Ever been rude?  Ever thought about “you” more than others?  Ever gotten easily angered?  Don’t worry; most people have at some point in their lives.  I know I have!  I guess the Biblical description of love helps prove the point that human love really is tainted by sin!  So where does that leave us?  Well, if God is love, then isn’t it reasonable to consider that the characteristics of love described in the Bible also embody the character of God?  - Just a thought as you consider Christ.


In closing, I want to thank you for reading this far, and leave with a couple more thoughts for you to consider.  First, The Bible tells us that Jesus demonstrated His own love for us by dying for us even when we didn’t deserve it (Romans 5:8).  It’s hard to imagine the depth of that kind of love isn’t it!?  After all, I think we can admit that we have failed to love others as we should during those “not so great” moments in our lives.  But the Bible said Jesus died for our “not so great” moments even though we didn’t deserve it…That’s Mind-blowing! - What thoughts do you have as you consider Jesus dying for all the “not so great” moments you may have had?


As you consider Jesus, consider why He died? - He died to destroy death because sin leads to death.  He died to set you free, free in Him, and give you a gift of eternal life if only you would come to Him to receive it (Romans 6:23).  He died to pay a debt we could never pay on your own for all our “not so great” moments.  He died to reconcile us to God and give us eternal life with Him by faith if only we would believe and call upon His name.  He died to demonstrate just how much He loves you & me!  And He died to give us the chance to humbly say “we can’t” and offer Him thanks because He did!


One final thought, Jesus desires a relationship with you. His love is unconditional.  It doesn’t matter who you are, what you’ve done, or what you’re currently doing.  No matter your past, or your present, consider reaching out to Jesus for your future and getting to know Him…


Why Jesus?... Why not?


Thanks again for reading my friend,


- Ron Taylor

and all your friends @ ChristianCo Inc.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Note: Scripture references above are from the New International Version Bible.

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16 (NIV)


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