There Is More
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.
It is easy to see how the early Christians came to the conclusion that Jesus was divine. Jesus said that he was God, and presented plenty of evidence to support his claim.
The next generation of Christians believed based on the powerful testimony of those who had known Jesus, walked with him, listened to him teach, and witnessed his incredible actions. This testimony has been handed down from one generation to the next, at first orally, then in the form of handwritten manuscripts, and today in the Gospels you find in your Bible.
And perhaps the most powerful and compelling testimony is that eleven of the twelve disciples (all except John) died rather than deny what they knew to be true about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
Still each of us must answer the Jesus question for ourselves.
For those who delve into the question with a humble heart, the evidence is overwhelming, and sooner or later they each arrive at the same conclusion: Jesus is who he claimed to be.
But answering the Jesus question is not easy. Each of us must arrive at our own answer, in our own time. What other people say can help us gain insight, but ultimately we must arrive at that answer on our own.
Excerpt taken from Chapter 6 of Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus. Get your free copy here (just pay shipping).
Do you have a really good reason not to take Jesus at his word?
Knowing about Jesus is not the same as knowing Jesus. Spend time in the classroom of silence, and get to know Jesus.
Jesus, I believe. Help me to grow out of my doubts and unbelief.