Who Was Jesus Christ? ~ BitterSweetLife

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Who Was Jesus Christ?

Cross of Christ
Writing in the first century A.D., the author of Hebrews bluntly combined theology with historical commentary when he wrote:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

Twenty centuries later, this statement is exceptionally good news—perhaps even more to be celebrated now then in the decades when the accounts of Jesus’ life and death and resurrection could be quoted from memory.

Why? Because people in the first century found Jesus Christ to be incredibly attractive, and it follows that if we saw Christ accurately today, we would respond with a similar enthusiasm.

Question: Why would anyone leave the comfort of hearth and home to defy the politico-religious establishment in the company of a penniless, homeless construction worker from Nazareth who predicted his own death? Jesus’ disciple Peter answered this question with another: “Who else has the words of life?” (John 6:68)

It is the second question that has proved, for two millennia, to be unanswerable. Technology and science have eclipsed the old Roman gods of wood and stone, but little else has changed since the days when Christ changed water to wine with a glance, and walked across the waves of stormy Galilee.

I hope these posts will help you to see Jesus as he really was—and really is.


Show Us Jesus 1: Comprehension
How do we "see the unseen?"

Show Us Jesus 2: Apprehension
How do we experience Christ's presence?

Show Us Jesus 3: Reception
What is it like to come "face to face" with Jesus?

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Anonymous said...

Interesting reads!


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