"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
Believe in the Bible
Because He is Someone to Know and Trust
Jesus is more than a system, a tradition, or a belief. He is a Person who knows our needs, feels our pain, and sympathizes with our weakness. In exchange for our trust, He offers to forgive our sins past, present and future. Jesus through His sinless life, death and resurrection promises to intercede for us, and to bring us to God the Father. He cried for us, died for us, and rose from the dead to show that He was all He claimed to be, that He alone was fully God and fully man. Conquering death, He showed us that He alone had the power over life and death, and that only He can save us from our sins, live His life through us on earth, and then bring us safely to heaven. He offers Himself as a gift to anyone who will trust Him by faith alone. (John 20:24-31)
Jesus is the incredible miracle and the love of God in human flesh. God's presence among us was found in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, and the stunning paradox of New Testament claims was that despite His divinity, and the fact that He alone is the "Anointed One of God." Jesus lived and walked among the people of His time, as a historical person who was fully human. Jesus was the God-man, who was fully God and fully man. The humanity of Jesus, along with His divinity is an important concept for us to understand. Jesus had to take on humanity in order that He could stand in our place and pay the price for our sins that we could not afford to pay.
Because of the incarnation and virgin birth, Jesus did not possess a sin-nature, and therefore He did possess all of the attributes which belonged to humanity before the fall, including the ability to be in perfect communion with God the Father. In addition, Jesus displayed perfect receptivity to God and perfect willingness to subordinate His own will to the will of His heavenly Father. Jesus was the living, breathing demonstration of a human being as He was designed to be by God. And as the perfect obedient, Jesus appropriated the full powers, promises and potentialities which belonged to Him as a man. And because of this, only He could stand in our place, and pay the price we were unable to pay. The perfect picture of God's love for us and Jesus' obedience to the will of God the Father, is and forever shall be, what He did for us at the Cross of Calvary.
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Scripture taken from the Modern King James Version of the Holy Bible Copyright © 1962 - 1998 By AJay P. Green, Sr.
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