Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Why bother knowing and studying about Christ? by Ps Michael Podhaczky

You may have heard it said that knowing and studying about Jesus Christ is out-dated, and irrelevant. However, we need to remember that right belief is more likely to promote correct behaviour and enable us to live as believers in Christ. An understanding of Jesus Christ provides us with an intelligent and meaningful realisation of who He is, especially in the light of many wrong teachings which have existed throughout history and are still around today.

Many cults and religions may well acknowledge that Jesus existed, but believe that He was merely a good man. Consequently, the study of Jesus Christ’s humanity and divinity is important. If we are going to help other Christ-followers to have a biblically correct view and belief regarding Him, we need to know what we believe and why we believe it. As Jesus asked His followers and now us,
“But who do you say I am?” (Matt 16:15 NLT).
To know, Him, and know about Him will only help us to love Him more fully.  It can also help in this area of growth in our personal relationship with Him and worship of Him.

C.S. Lewis once said,
“A man, who was merely a man and said the sorts of things Jesus said, would not be a great moral teacher.  He would either be a lunatic on the level with the man who would say he is a poached egg or else he would be the devil of hell.  You must make your choice.  Either this man was, and is the Son of God or else a madman or something worse.”[1]

Therefore, those who believe Him to be God are either mad or something worse. Or are they right?  Where do you stand and why? 

Pause in His presence for a moment and think this over…

[1] Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. (New York, NY: HarperOne, 2001), 53

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