This is Crucial
Surrender to Jesus Christ now – This is Crucial!
WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?
Some crucial facts set the Christian faith apart from all the religions of the world. They include the following: God actually did put on mortal form and visited us here on earth as a human being. His name was Jesus Christ. He was fully man and fully God at the same time. He died and resurrected on the third day, and later ascended to heaven. He has promised to come back again. At His second coming He will judge all human beings dead and alive. Those who believed in Him and accepted Him as their Lord and personal saviour and worshiped Him as God will be with Him in heaven forever. Those who did not believe in Him will suffer eternally in hell – the place prepared for the eternal punishment of Satan and his demons.
HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL, FIERCELY CONTESTED, YET IRREFUTABLE AND INEXORABLE
This Christian belief has been fiercely contested since ancient times, but it has stood the test of time and always emerged the winner.
Indeed all through the centuries many scholars, historians, archaeologists, lawyers, and all manner of people of great minds and learning, have been baffled by their own discovery of this truth.
After long application of high intellect in investigations and research, they found more than enough evidence that indeed Jesus Christ was God as He claimed.
The deeper, broader and more intense the investigation, the more the investigators bumped into evidences that proved that Jesus could not have been making up what He said He was.
LEE STROBEL THE SKEPTIC
Lee Strobel’s personal experience is a typical example. This former spiritual skeptic, with a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, was an award-winning investigative journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Being an atheist, he was stunned when his wife informed him that she had become a Christian.
He feared his wife’s life from then on was not going to turn out right. However, over time, he saw that his wife had become a new person altogether. He was pleasantly surprised and fascinated by the changes he observed in her character, integrity, and personal confidence.
LEE STROBEL INVESTIGATES THE FACTS ABOUT CHRISTIANITY
Having observed such dramatic transformation of his wife’s character and attitude, Lee Strobel determined to get to the bottom of what was triggering those changes in her. He launched an all-out investigation into the facts surrounding the case for Christianity.
He interviewed many experts with doctorates from renowned schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandies who were all established and distinguished specialists in their own fields.
He challenged them with questions like;
- How reliable is the New Testament?
- Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible?
- Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?
In his own words, “Setting aside my self-interest and prejudices as best I could, I read books, interviewed experts, asked questions, analyzed history, explored archeology, studied ancient literature, and for the first time in my life picked apart the Bible verse by verse. I plunged into the case with more vigor than with any story I had ever pursued. I applied the training I had received at Yale Law School as well as my experience as legal affairs editor of the Chicago Tribune. And over time the evidence of the world – of history, of science, of philosophy of psychology – began to point toward the unthinkable”
A SKEPTIC SURRENDERS TO JESUS CHRIST
At the end of the day, Lee Strobel, the atheist surrendered to Christ. The evidence he gathered from his long and arduous research were so convincing and overwhelming that he couldn’t help but believe the claims of Jesus Christ and Christianity. Eventually he became a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago! (For the full story, get a copy of “The Case for Christianity” by Lee Strobel)
THE SUPREMACY OF JESUS CHRIST
In fact Jesus Christ is history’s most compelling figure. Jesus Christ is God. He alone qualifies to save us from our sins, because He was sinless. Only God is sinless. It is only a sinless God who can save sinners from their sins. If Jesus was a man just like any of us or like any of the founders of other religions, He wouldn’t be the saviour of the world.
A great man of God, having examined and personally experienced some of the important facts written about Jesus Christ, wrote:
- Jesus Christ is the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizons of this world.
- He’s the centerpiece of civilization.
- He stands in the solitude of Himself.
- He’s august and He’s unique.
- He’s unparalleled and He’s unprecedented.
- He’s the loftiest idea in literature.
- He’s the highest personality in philosophy.
- He’s the supreme problem in high criticism.
- He’s the fundamental doctrine of true theology.
- He is the necessity for spiritual religion.
- He’s the miracle of the age.
- He’s the key to knowledge.
- He’s the wellspring of wisdom.
- He’s the doorway of deliverance.
- He’s the pathway of peace.
- He’s the roadway of righteousness.
- He’s the highway of holiness.
- He’s the gateway of glory.
- Well… the Pharisees couldn’t stand Him but they found out they could not stop Him.
- Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him.
- The witnesses couldn’t get their testimonies to agree.
- Herod couldn’t kill Him.
- Death couldn’t handle Him.
- And the grave couldn’t hold Him.
- He’s God’s Son.
- He’s the sinner’s Saviour.
- He’s the only One who qualifies to be an all-sufficient Saviour.
- You can’t outlive Him and you can’t live without Him.
ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST TODAY AS YOUR LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOUR
Jesus Christ presents Himself to you today. Do not harden your heart. Accept Him as Your Lord and personal saviour. You will never be the same again if you do. To be saved you need to ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart and life. You must pray and mean it from the bottom of your heart:
PRAY THIS PRAYER NOW FOR YOUR SALVATION!
Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You as a sinner, lost and condemned to Hell. I surrender to you today. I repent of my sins and ask for your forgiveness. I believe with all my heart that You died on the cross and rose up again for my sins, and You are the only One who can forgive my sins and save me.
I open the door of my heart to You right now. I need You Lord. Please come into my life and save me. I receive You into my heart as my Lord and personal Saviour.
I hand over my whole life to You. Please take control of my life and help me to live the meaningful and fulfilling life You intend for me to live. From today, I am Yours and You are mine.
Thank You, Father God, for this wonderful gift of salvation, Amen.
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