Topic: Jesus Was Born
FROM THE DESK OF THE PASTOR
JUST IN CASE:
Many claim that Jesus was not born of the virgin Mary, that he was not crucified on the Cross of Calvary, and that He did not rise from the grave the third day. They claim that the things written in the four gospels are fantasy. That Jesus did not exist.
It is sad to think that the divinity of Christ has been given up by so many people. Some great scholars deny that He ever lived at all, that Christ is only a myth.
II Peter 1:16-19 “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”
The Bible, is the word of God, written in a book by the prophets of old, and the apostles of Jesus who walked and talked with Him for three-and-a-half-years of Jesus’ ministry. The word of God seems to be under more scrutiny today than ever before, but that seems only reasonable, knowing that Jesus is soon to come. Man is questioning whether Jesus ever existed, that it is all a well planned fantasy. They are discounting the miracles that He performed. They are discounting the rapture. They say the apostles are a fake, that they are just someone made up. The spirit of the Anti-Christ is in the land., deceiving many, “even the very elect, if it were possible.” I am telling you brethren who are reading this article, Hold fast to that you already have.
Jesus tells us in St. Matthew 10:32-33, “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
Don’t you think that, Just in case, the Bible is the true word of the one true God, we should be very thoughtful of where we want to spend eternity? Do we want to spend it in those mansions that Jesus has gone to prepare for us, or do we want to spend it in the fires of hell, with Satan and the fallen angels? God gives us a choice. Are we willing to take the chance that all of the Bible is a fantasy, that the things Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all wrote are fiction? Peter said, “We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.”
Scarcely an action or a work of Christ is mentioned, at which Peter was not present. Peter was present at the miracles of Jesus from the very first. He was there on the Mount of Transfiguration. He was there when Jesus fed the multitude. He was there in the court of Pilate. He was there at the tomb with John to witness the empty tomb.
Just in case the disciples are telling the truth, that the Bible is really the word of God, what happens to us if we refuse to believe? What if the great scholars, and the sciences are wrong? What if God is the Creator of heaven and earth, and all the things that are there-in? Are we willing to pay the consequence, because we refused to believe? Each person has to make up their own mind about the Bible. But can every one in the Bible be wrong, from the prophets in the Old Testament, to the Disciples in the New Testament, from Paul in the book of Acts, to John in the book of Revelation?
Just in case, Jesus is real and He did die for our sins, that He is alive for evermore, are you willing to step out on a little faith? For if He did not, then we are all dead in our sins and hell is our new home. I can’t speak for the great Sciences nor the great scholars of our time, but as for me, I believe the word of God, I believe Jesus is a real person, and the things that are wrote about Him are true, but you have to decide what you want to believe. I pray you make the right decision.