WHY WE NEED JESUS
The Scriptures teach that we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious plan for our lives (Romans 3:23). Because of sin, there was a forfeiture or a disruption of the wonderful primary purpose God had for people. The Bible says in 1 John 4:16 that God is love. Love is not an isolated element — it must find a connection and it must have expression. God made humanity so He could have someone with whom to share His love. He loved the world so dearly, that when it turned away from Him, He sent His only Son to win it back.
Jesus Became Part of the Human Race.
Jesus, God’s very own Son, became part of the human race, taking upon Himself the form of sinful man; yet He was without sin. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, which enabled His blood to be completely pure and untainted by the sin that was initiated through Adam. Jesus is the unique Being of the universe, one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man.
Jesus Came to Save the World.
God did not send Jesus into the world to judge or condemn it, but to save it. Whoever believes in Jesus will not perish but will have everlasting life (John 3:16-17). There is salvation in no one else! Under all heaven there is no other name for men to call upon to save them (Acts 4:12). And one day, at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord (Philippians 2:10-11).
Call on Him.
Our response to God’s provision of Jesus Christ is to accept Him just like we would receive a precious gift. For as many as receive Him, to them He gives the right and power to become the children of God (John 1:12). Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13).
Jesus did not come to establish just another religion. He is not just one of many holy men. He is God’s Son and He is alive today! When we respond to Him and receive Him, something magnificent takes place. We are transferred out of darkness and ushered into His Kingdom (Colossians 1:13). We escape the tyranny of the devil, and our destiny changes. We’re no longer destined for hell — a Christ-less eternity separated from God — but we’re destined for a forever connection with God, filled with favor, acceptance, and love.
And even though we still must face the challenges and difficulties of life, we have a relationship with the Mighty God who upholds, strengthens, leads and guides us through all of life’s harshness.
What do I do now? GROW >