Who Is Jesus, Really?
Do you know who Jesus is?
In our western culture almost everyone has heard his name. We have all learned about him through Christmas, Easter and perhaps other Christians. But, do you really know who Jesus is?
Jesus lived 2,000 years ago. This has been historically established as fact. He was given another name, Immanuel. Which means God with us. In the New Testament the first four books are witness accounts of the ministry of Jesus and his life. They are called the gospels. The Gospel means the good news.
What is the Gospel?
Jesus of Nazareth, the Immanuel, lived a perfect life. This means without sin. We know about sin through the law of the ten commandments. This is where societies’ morality was born out of. Three of the ten commandments are: “You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness.“ Jesus living a perfect life without sin fulfilled the law and fulfilling all the former prophecies of the Prophets as well. Everything in the Bible, (The Holy Scriptures), points to him in past, present and future tenses.
This Jesus of Nazareth having fulfilled all of the law, sinless and pure, became the atonement for all. You see, all of us, ( the whole human race) are sinners. We couldn’t keep the law, not even in our actions let alone our thoughts. We needed to be redeemed to God. We could never be cleansed from our sin by anything we could do. God sent Jesus, his begotten, to be our sacrifice in order for us to even consider reconciliation.
This Reconciliation happens through the faith in Jesus Christ dying on the cross, taking our sins and God’s just wrath for us. He (Jesus) who knew no sin, became sin for us. Having died on the Cross, which fulfilled prophecy, he then was buried. Jesus lay in the tomb for 3 days, then God the Father resurrected His Son. Only by the power of God the father is this possible. God, having raised Jesus back to life, justified us. The sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross had finished the atonement and God accepted it.
Now, because of the empty tomb, and Jesus being glorified; through faith in what He has accomplished as the Christ, we can be free of God's wrathful eternal judgment. This is accomplished in believing that Jesus of Nazareth bore your sin and died for you so that you could be with God after you die.
Repentance is now required to change your direction of life. Without believing in Jesus and what He accomplished, you are under judgment and condemnation. God is holy and therefore must judge all sin, and all sinners will perish and be gone forever. “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
“Behold today is the day of salvation.” Jesus is the only way to God the Father. Jesus is the only one that God resurrected and did not die again. Only His tomb is empty. The final proof of our redemption, no other religion comes close to this love demonstrated on the cross. The only true information about God is in the Bible. Our lives are but on the edge of a knife, in a heartbeat your life can vanish. Decide this day on the way you will live, but be certain that God will act as any good judge will. If you want to know more look below to join us for a live Gospel message or watch the Dvd that was received with this tract.
Why the Bible?
True, professing Christians believe that the Bible is the only authoritative description of the knowledge of God. The Bible is the only book that defines: who God is, what God has done, what God is doing and what God is going to do.
The Bible is actually 66 books compiled in what is known as canonical. The Bible is historically accurate, scientifically accurate, prophetically accurate and Spiritually accurate.
There is only one thing in the 3400 year history of the Bible that may be considered illogical. It is the fact that God would give inadequate humans His perfect gift of immeasurable grace!
Written by J. MacDonald
Edited by N. Schmidt
This is the first video on the Dvd that will be handed out in tandem with the, "Who is Jesus, Really?" tract. The video features Paul Washer from HeartCry Missionary Society.
Below is Jonathan Sims' "No Greater Love." Which will be featured in the Dvd that The Empty Tomb Ministry is presenting. Unfortunately we were unable to extract just his message, but graciously Anchored In Truth Ministries let us use the evening service video. Jonathan Sims message starts at the 24:50 mark.
This is the third and final video message that will be featured on the Dvd. This is, "The Resurrection Confronts, " by Joshua Harris from Covenant life Church.
|The Gospel of Jesus Christ|
The Character of God
The Holiness of God
The Justice of God
The Depravity & Condemnation of Man
The Great Dilemma
While maintaining His holiness and justice, the Bible also affirms that God is love, and that in love He has responded to the plight of man.
Motivated by Love
The Cross of Christ
Repentance begins with a recognition and confession that what God says
A genuine recognition of our sinfulness and guilt will also lead to genuine sorrow, shame and even hatred for what we have done.
Apparent sincerity of confession alone is never definite evidence of genuine repentance. It must be accompanied by a turning away from sin.
Faith Based on The Promises of God
Example of a Believer
The Basis of Genuine Assurance
Test of Biblical Assurance
1 John 1:5-7 (Walking in the Light), 1 John 1:8-10 (Confession of Sin), 1 John 2:3-4 (Obedience), 1 John 2:9-11 (Love for the Brethren), 1 John 2:15-17 (Hatred for the World), 1 John 2:24-25 (Perseverance in Doctrine), 1 John 3:10 (Righteousness), 1 John 4:13 (Spirit's Testimony), Hebrews 12:5-8 (Discipline)
Used with permission by © Heartcry Missionary Society
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